Naireeta Services Private Limited.
Bhungroo is a product that harvests excess water from floods or storms. It stores existing water in the soil and responds to natural environmental conditions.
Bhungroo is a product developed by Naireeta services to address waterlogging and draught problems in farmers fields. Bhungroo is a term in colloquial Gujarati meaning a straw or hollow pipe. During monsoon, Bhungroo is used to harvest the excess water available during storms and waterlogging.
It is an efficient rain water conservation technology by use of pipes of 10 to 15 cm in diameter. During monsoon this technology injects, filters and stores the excess amount of water in a subsurface zone and then it can be made available for use during lean periods or draught. It requires a surface space of only 1 square meter and takes care of 1 to 4 million liters of water each year.
Cost of erection, processing, filtration, water injecting, water lifting altogether is approximately 3 lacs INR ( ~4411 USD).
Alternative solutions to this product include canals, farm ponds, tube wells, and check dams.
Goal 2: Aims to increase production of crops.
Small scale farmers, large scale farmers, and industries affected by waterlogging problems.
Built on site upon request of property owner. Made from locally available materials.
3617+ Bhungroos are installed including NSPL and government initiatives projects.
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Does the technology include irrigation system?
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Bhungroo consists of a 10 to 15 cm diameter pipe injected into the underground subsurface of the soil at a depth of 130m. In order to function properly, water needs to be at a 4-inch height at its suction level. Along with that, it includes a filtration chamber.
Technical support is provided by NPSL Enterprise. They are engaging and equipping women from low income areas to work as agriculture and irrigation consultants for small scale farmers.
Replacement components are provided by manufacturer and include the following: Interview with representative
- Fentilation system
- Foreign body protection system
- Filtration system as per government norms.
- Productivity to more than 25 acres of land
- Low capital investment that pays off its cost in less than two years
Performance of Bhungroo was vetted by performing a field test at Jagsi, Kpasenkpe, and Weisi. The performance results are shown below:
|Bhungroo Site||Depth (m)||Yield (m3/min)||Static Water Level (m)||Recovery time (minutes)|
Complementary irrigation systems that could be used with Bhungroo are a pump for lifting water from the Bhungroo, overhead tank for on-site water storage and distribution, and a drip or sprinkler irrigation system for applying water to crops.
Owusu, S.; Cofie, O. O.; Osei-Owusu, P. K.; Awotwe-Pratt, V.; Mul, M. L., 2017, Adapting aquifer storage and recovery technology to the flood-prone areas of northern Ghana for dry-season irrigation. Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute (IWMI). 35p. (IWMI Working Paper 176).
Bhungroo follows CGWB standards. Interview with representative
Youtube videos of Bhungroo:
1. Bhungroo is both a waterlogging & irrigation solution | Mr. Biplab Ketan.
2. Tedex Talk: Innovator of Bhungroo Agriculture Project | Biplab Ketan Paul – Bhungroo.
3. The Bhungroo (Straw) – An Intervention for water logging and irrigation in saline soils
4. Bhungroo Project – World Water Forum 2015
5. Bhungroo Pride
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