Initiative Name: Pump Selection
Organization: Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana (India)
App Link: https://goo.gl/8CSbFg
Launched by Punjab Agricultural University, Pump Selection enables farmers to fully understand the operating conditions of their farm and increase the energy efficiency of the pump-set, by matching the right pump to the farm’s needs. The application maps the area under different crops or measures the groundwater level and uses such inputs to assess pump requirements such as motor rating and size of delivery pipe. The application enhances the energy efficiency of a field and reduces electricity wastage.
The application is available in English, Punjabi and Hindiand addresses the need to find more suitable and sustainable irrigation methods. Pump Selection is India’s first mobile application that empowers farmers to understand their land’s requirements through digital mapping and enables them to utilise a suitable energy efficient pump set for irrigation.