This experiment of IIT Kharagpur for small farms of the country can be very helpful

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Last Update: 2021-02-11 08:57:27 IST

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To improve yield in the fields, spraying is done at various stages for paste and disease control. Currently, tractor spray is used on large farms. In the small fields, spray is done manually.

This use of IIT Kharagpur for small farms is a big relief. With this device, paste control can be done safely in less cost. This paste control system of IIT Kharagpur will be powered by solar energy. At the same time, this will also help reduce dependence on fossil fuels to spray in the fields. Not only this, the yield of the fields will also be better.

To improve yield in the fields, it is sprayed at various stages for paste and disease control. Currently, tractor spray is used on large farms. At the same time, spraying is done manually in small farms. The effect of the spray depends on the ability and understanding of the sprayer. At the same time, time and labor also have to be used. In addition, if tractors are used in small farms, there is a possibility of loss of crops. Not only this, it also increases the waste of chemical, because the tractor sprays automatically. There is also a possibility of environmental pollution from the tractor.

IIT Kharagpur Professor Hifazur Rahman said that the device is equipped with a battery to store solar energy to operate the spray unit. The device has a large tank for dissolved pesticides and the solar powered device is based on a three wheel trolley. This system has several spray nozzles. The advantage is that it can cover a large area. He stated that the new sprayer would have better capacity than conventional sprayers and would be capable of spraying in a similar manner. Researchers have also applied for this product.

IIT Kharagpur director Virendra Kumar Tiwari said, "We have developed micro-irrigation, shade net cultivation and food processing techniques. These techniques are being used in various villages in 23 districts of West Bengal and in the states of eastern India. This fully indicates the direction of becoming a self-reliant India. This device is made by Professor Hifjur Rahman, Anoop Behera, Rahul K and Professor PBS Bhadoria.  

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