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PAU Prof develops app to help farmers

Statesman News Service | Chandigarh |

In order to facilitate farmers to select a suitable energy efficient pump set for irrigation, the Punjab Agriculture University (PAU) has developed a mobile application (app).

The app has been developed by PAU Professor of Soil and Water Engineering Dr AK Jain which can be used by the farmers to select a suitable energy efficient pump set for irrigation.

Dr Jain said that copyright has been granted by the Government of India for this mobile app. He said, the pump set, selected based upon the app, will operate near to best efficiency level for a longer period, thus, avoiding wastage of energy and water. The app has option for three languages – English, Punjabi and Hindi.

“Due to fast declining water table in many parts of the country, the energy consumption in agricultural pumping system has increased as farmers had to shift from horizontal centrifugal pumps to submersible pumps of higher motor rating to extract water from deeper depths. Therefore, it becomes important to install suitable efficient pumpset for irrigation as per operating conditions at the farm,” said Dr Jain.