Kisan Raja - Smart Irrigation Automation Solutions
Kisan Raja is a revolutionary device(invented and manufactured by Vinfinet Technologies Pvt. Ltd.) that helps to bring the fruits of technology to rural India – particularly to farmers and unemployed youth. The solution allows farmers to remotely control the agricultural motor using their mobile or landline. An IVRS (Interactive Voice Response System) in local language helps in making selections for switching the motor on or off. Farmers also receive voice alerts for faulty power supply, motor not starting, lack of water in the well/bore, and attempt of device/motor theft.
Kisan Raja is a vastly superior innovation in terms of functionality, safety and user-friendliness, when compared to low-end ‘auto-starters’ available in rural areas.
The agriculture sector in India uses 85% of the available fresh water. However, on-farm irrigation efficiency is only 20-50%. An estimated 213 billion cubic meters out of 690 billion cubic meters of surface water is wasted each month in India - about one half of the country’s total fresh water supply. This is mainly because of erratic power supply in rural India with the power being available mostly at nights. So, the motor pumps are left running for longer than what is necessary because of the effort involved in switching OFF the motor. Kisan Raja allows farmers to remotely control the operations of motor from their home itself thereby switching the motor On or OFF according to their irrigation requirements, thus saving water.