In the on-going 105th Indian Science Congress held at Manipur University, Thangjam Jemson, a student of Dhanamanjuri College exhibited a very simple model on ‘Smart Farming’. He claimed that the model would be highly beneficial for the farmers if it is made practical.
Jemson explained in the science meet that the model uses soil moisture sensor, arduino circuit and relay circuit. The science behind the model is that soil moisture sensor will detect the quantity of water and relay circuit will automatically switch-off the pump once the required amount of water is consumed.
Different crops have different level of water consumption. Through this model, farmers can irrigate their crop using an accurate quantity of water without monitoring it manually. It would also help to save water which is wasted when a farmer forgets to switch off the water pump, he added.
Jemson expressed his dream to convert his model into practice very soon. Due to financial problems, the model might take some time but the determined young scientist said that he shall make it out one day.
Over 5,000 invitees, including 2,000 research scholars and scientists, are taking part in the five-day meet which was inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi. The event shall continue till March 20. The creator of the model, Jemson, who is pursuing B.Sc. electronic (6th semester) said that his model is to simplify the process of watering crops.