India is a country beset with ironies. The largest segment of the Indian populace are farmers, naturally, the number of welfare policies for our tillers of the land run into thousands. Yet, farmers are unhappy, depressed and live an existence riddled with gaping holes of hunger, neglect, and endless suffering.
In a survey conducted by the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi, 62 percent of the farmers interviewed said that they would quit farming for a good job in the city.
Having seen such problems up close, Vijay Bhaskar Reddy, an Andhra Pradesh based Software Engineer came up with KisanRaja, a Mobile Motor Controller Device which has helped more than 34,200 farmers since its innovation. This IoT-based autonomous irrigation solution helps farmers monitor, control and utilize water judiciously. Farmers using this solution now no longer have to spend money on repairing water motors or venture out in the middle of the night to switch on and off their water pumps.
The KisanRaja system is built using IoT, data analytics, AI, ML, mobile pump controllers, wireless valve controllers, wireless sensors, and satellite data.