According to WHO, approximately 33% of the world population doesn't have access to safe drinking water. According to UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation, 60% of the water used in agriculture is wasted.
This wastage needs to be reduced.
A smart irrigation system needs to be developed which can precisely water crops depending on soil nature, weather and crop type. An app with AI needs to be developed that can provide suggestions to farmers on when to grow crops, amount of fertilizers to be used and when to harvest crops.
This system will consist of 4 main parts: Soil Sensor Module, Weather Station, Central Processing Unit and Watering Module. The Soil Sensor Module senses pH value and moisture in soil and sends it to the Central Unit. There is wireless communication between Soil Sensor Modules and Central Processing Unit. Similarly, the Weather Station collects Sun light Intensity, Humidity and Temperature data and sends it to the Central Unit. There is wireless connection between Central Unit and Weather Station. After the all the environment data is collected, the Central Unit decides whether to water or not and the same is communicated to the Watering Module, which controls on/off for watering, via a wireless connection
Wireless Transmission Module
INDiNNOVATE is a pan-India idea contest inviting young minds with innovative ideas to participate and get an opportunity to gain recognition. It was conducted by the Acropolis Group.
I won 1st Place for this Smart Irrigation System Idea.
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