Invited by the Spurs!
Our team member, Ekdeep Singh Lubana, who invented the methodology, before having us all involved in the prototype designing, has been invited to the "International Conference on Sustainable Agricultural Engineering, 2017" for an Oral Presentation on the topic "A novel methodology for using digital cameras to calculate spectral parameters".
We wish him luck.
Oh! And by the way, you can see an NBA reference in the title; the guy is a die hard fan of the team ( Won't stop talking about them :P )
Field testing: 2.0
All of us are fully engrossed in doing trips everywhere we can, to collect more and more info, create a tonne of awareness, and try bringing about the revolution we aim for.
One of us is in a village meeting officials, one of us is busy creating awareness amongst the general masses, and one of us is trying to improve the product as much as possible. Could this team get any better?
We went around our campus sharing our idea with people, involving them in a doodle fiesta.
Field Trip: Polyhouse Visit
On the recommendation of Mr Rajesh Saini, the Sarpanch of village Meerpur, Uttarakhand, team Tasveer visited the polyhouses owned by Mr Anuj Kumar, Mr Virendra Chauhan, and Mr Ramesh Chand (all the three are Meerpur residents).
The visit was indeed quite insightful, for we got to know of an another amazing solution to solve the upcoming world food crisis.
Polyhouse farming is an upcoming agricultural practice, gaining its foothold in rural India. It reduces dependency on rainfall & makes the optimum use of land and water resources. Polyhouse farming can help the farmer generate income around the year growing multiple, seasonal crops during an off-season. This technique enables to grow crops throughout year irrespective of the season. Moreover, the quality of produce is better than the open field cultivation, with the yield being around 4-8 times more.
The Polyhouses are amazingly well constructed and can control a spectrum of parameters, to meet the desirable needs and hence improve yields. It is the most efficient method of drip irrigation, and can help reduce the irrigation inputs by 70% when compared to the flood irrigation ones.
Exploring about fertilisers, we got to know that the fertiliser efficiency increases by 30% in a polyhouse. Our guess-estimates, when collaborated with this information, produces a tonne of bright results.
Firstly, a 30% increase in efficiency and a 65% increase in yield via our technology make a farmer amazingly well adept in fighting the upcoming world food crisis.
We met up with officials from the Development Office, Uttarakhand. The officials were quite intrigued with our product. We had a little chat on the prospects and the abilities that the two techniques, in collaboration, can achieve. The energy was flowing inside-out the room.
We are grateful to Sarpanch, Mr Rajesh Saini, for bringing such an interesting and new project of the Government, to our notice. Also, a big shoutout to Mr Anuj Kumar.
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