How Indians are going high-tech and watering crops via mobile phone

How Indians are going high-tech and watering crops via mobile phone
Farming on the phone? This is not a review of a new version of Farmville, it's a real-life account of farming with a cellular phone.

For years, farmers in India have had to walk miles per day from pump to pump to activate the water to the farmland. This is all changing as the farmers are upgrading to mobile-enabled water pumps to bring water to their land.

BBC reporter Spencer Kelly has just posted a report, showing how farmers are harnessing technology to save time and money. Kelly reports how one farmer he followed was able to avoid walking miles per day by installing a mobile-enabled water pump, allowing him to turn on and off the water with a simple phone call.

Spencer Kelly's video is available: here


source: BBC News

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8 Comments

1. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Creative

2. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

No doubt that India has got the best Engineers in the whole world..!! In India 4 of every ten student wants to be an engineer..

3. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Yeah Indians are all over the world, even my family members. But we need to make our country developed 1st.

8. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

well.. i am sorry that would not be possible until and unless the corruption stops, and that will never happen, at least until i am alive

4. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

Now that's innovation

5. techsavvy.jaz

Posts: 163; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

This dates back to at least 2009, and this was not an innovation of any multinational company, basic model was designed by an engineering student, I believe. correct me if I am wrong..

6. Republican

Posts: 99; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

But still no flushing toilets...

7. techsavvy.jaz

Posts: 163; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

You might have been to India when I was born.. Please do visit again..

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