Original title: Nano Ganesh
Producer: Ossian Agro Automation Pvt. Ltd.
Media Format: Mobile; Wireless; Remote Control System
language: English, Hindi, Marathi and Punjabi
Nano Ganesh is a GSM Mobile-based remote control system exclusively for water pump sets used in agricultural areas. It allows farmers and irrigation operators to use mobile phones to remotely monitor irrigation systems in even hazardous and remote areas. This service connects farmers’ mobile phones to electric pumps in their fields, allowing them to remotely ‘call’ the irrigation system rather than manually turning on each pipe. This automated mobile technology has proven to be a low-cost wireless solution, saving enormous amount of water, electricity, fuel, time, labour and soil erosion.
One of its kind, Nano Ganesh is especially designed to be robust, to perform efficiently in the rural context where problems like voltage fluctuations, open wiring and marshy terrain are common.
Nano Ganesh has been made in four stages: Regulated power supply, a DTMF (Dual Tone Multi Frequency) decoder circuit, an optical isolators, tone generators to provide power supply or pump on/off status, and output stages of relay and logics.
After the deployment of Nano Ganesh, a preset code is given to the farmer to switch on/off the pumpset. To switch it on, the farmer has to call up the mobile attached to the starter panel of the pump. e mobile attached to the starter panel confirms the availability of power/electricity supply in the pumpset location via a long beep. Following this, the farmer can dial the preset code to switch on the pump. Aer dialling the code, the farmer has to confirm the function by a feedback tone and then cut the call. To switch off the pumpset, the same process has to be repeated with, of course, a different preset code.
Nano Ganesh, manufactured by Ossian Agro Automation, has been proved a revolutionary electronic device. However, while successfully empowering farmers at certain level, it faces the next-level challenge: providing appropriate wireless automation to efficiently operate irrigation systems across the country.