Updated on January 14, 2024


Created on July 1, 2018

KSNM Rain Hose

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Rain Hose is a flexible perforated hose used for crop drip irrigation.

Developed By
  1. KSNM
Tested By
  • Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering
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Product Description

Rain Hose is an affordable spray irrigation technology developed by KSNM Drip. It is a flexible, perforated hose used for uniform spray irrigation of crops. Rain Hose is suitable for closely spaced crops and has a spray width coverage of up to 5 to 6 meters. The perforations are made using nano punching technology to ensure a uniform distribution of water.

Target SDGs

SDG 2: Zero Hunger

SDG 1: No Poverty

Market Suggested Retail Price


Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Household, Community, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

The product can be purchased directly from the manufacturer website.

Manufacturing/Building Method

This product is mass produced in India.

Intellectural Property Type

Select Type

User Provision Model

Users can purchase the product directly from the manufacturer.

Distributions to Date Status


Coefficient of distribution uniformity


Highest limit burst pressure

3.92 Bars

Maximum run length

50 m

Minimum viable operating pressure

0.98 Bars

Design Specifications

Design specifications:

Wall Thickness 350 Micron/0.35 mm
Hose Diameter 40 mm
Width of Spray 5 to 6 meters
Height of spray 1.5 to 2 meters
Water Discharge 1 Liter/Minute/Meter
Operating Pressure 1 Kg/cm2
Roll Length 100 meter

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Technical support is provided by the manufacturer.

Replacement Components

There are no replaceable components.


4 - 5 years

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

The manufacturer specifies that the Rain Hose is easy to install and maintain, is flexible, and is suitable for closely spaced crops. The manufacturer also specifies that the holes are made with nano punching technology which ensures a uniform flow of water.

Vetted Performance Status

The product was tested by the manufacturer in Mozambique and the Rain Hose is tested in a demonstration field at the Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering in Bhopal.


No known safety hazards are related to this product.

Complementary Technical Systems

The Rain Hose can be used in conjunction with other drip irrigation supplies sold by the manufacturer.

Academic Research and References

Bhopal, D. C., 2016, CIAE News Letter (Oct-Dec, 2016).

Sivanappan, R.K., 1994, Prospects of micro-irrigation in India, Irrigation and drainage systems, 8(1), pp. 49-58.

Narayanamoorthy, A., 2004, Drip irrigation in India: can it solve water scarcity?, Water policy, 6(2), pp. 117-130.

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