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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:6, June, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 3825-3833

Feasibility Study of 0.1 HP Nano Solar Pump with Gravity based Drip Irrigation System for Vegetable Cultivation
Dwarika Mohan Das1* and Rashmita Toppo2
2Horticulture, KVK Gajapati, OUAT, India
*Corresponding author

Green revolution has made India self-sufficient in food grain production. In most of the state of India cereal production is a surplus. But cereal production is not improving the economical condition of farmers. Vegetable cultivation is however considered as 2-3 times profitable than traditional cereal cultivation. Farmers can make more profit by cultivating vegetable after cereal crops. But in Rabi and Zaid seasons irrigation water availability is a major problem in rainfed areas. Farmers generally use kerosene, diesel or electric power operated pumps for irrigation but operational cost of these pumps has become very high due to hike in unit price. Petroleum fuel operated pumps are also polluting the environment by releasing greenhouse gases. Therefore, solar pumps are now becoming popular among farmers for their zero operational cost. Drip irrigation is the most efficient method of irrigation till date and gravity based drip irrigation can save the cost of pumping. In this study nano solar pump with gravity based drip irrigation system has been evaluated for vegetable cultivation in the district Gajapati, Odisha and it is observed that the system is more profitable for Onion, Broccoli and Capsicum cultivation among ten remunerative vegetable crops of the study area.

Keywords: Nano solar pump, gravity based drip irrigation

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Dwarika Mohan Das and Rashmita Toppo. 2018. Feasibility Study of 0.1 HP Nano solar Pump with Gravity based Drip Irrigation System for Vegetable Cultivation.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 3825-3833. doi:
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