BHU created app in collaboration with ISRO, reports of farm soil being taken by satellite device

  • | Friday | 31st July, 2020

Water is life and its conservation is very important. In this endeavor, the special mobile app `Irrigation Scheduler` has been prepared by the students under the direction of Dr. Prashant Kumar Srivastava at the Remote Sensing Laboratory of Environment and Sustainable Development Institute, BHU. With this help, every 15 days, the information about how much moisture is lacking in your field and how much temperature is there, will be available on the mobile. With this, farmers will get information about irrigation according to their needs. This mobile app is being used at 60 sites built every 10-20 km in the district. This app is currently a prototype. It will be released to the general public after some necessary changes.

Varanasi:- Water is life and its conservation is very important. In this endeavor, the special mobile app `Irrigation Scheduler` has been prepared by the students under the direction of Dr. Prashant Kumar Srivastava at the Remote Sensing Laboratory of Environment and Sustainable Development Institute, BHU. With this help, every 15 days, the information about how much moisture is lacking in your field and how much temperature is there, will be available on the mobile. With this, farmers will get information about irrigation according to their needs. This mobile app is being used at 60 sites built every 10-20 km in the district. This app is currently a prototype. It will be released to the general public after some necessary changes.

Soil moisture and temperature are also continuously measured by the Hydroprobe (soil moisture tester) handheld (soil moisture manual measuring process) device at these sites established in the district so that the error is not left. Go Results have come better now. DIC funds have been provided for this app. It was first demonstrated at Rashtrapati Bhavan in the year 2018, IIM Ahmedabad in February 2019, IIT Delhi in November. Its function was affected by the lockdown. The emphasis is that it should be released to all farmers by next year. Hydroprobe equipment procured by Space Applications Center, ISRO, installed at BHU`s agricultural farm, is also being investigated for its veracity to correct the deficiencies. It is currently being used for Varanasi. After further study, it will be used throughout the country.



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