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Created on August 31, 2020

Nano Ganesh

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The Nano Ganesh is a wireless automation system that allows farmers to use mobile phones to remotely control irrigation pumps located in hazardous areas.

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Product Description

The Nano Ganesh is a wireless automation system that allows farmers to use mobile phones to remotely control irrigation pumps located in hazardous areas. The farmers need a mobile connection and a mobile modem that will be attached to the starter of the pump set. After registration, the subscriber will be provided a unique code number. Using a mobile phone, the user can remotely switch on and off the pump set with the assigned code number.

This product was developed by Ossian Agro Automation in Pune, India.

Target SDGs

SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

SDG 15: Life on Land

Market Suggested Retail Price

$120.00

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Household

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Ossian Agro Automation

Competitive Landscape

Direct competitors include 6th Grain.

Manufacturing/Building Method

Unknown

Intellectural Property Type

Trademark

User Provision Model

Users can obtain the product online or by contacting the manufacturer via email or phone call.

Distributions to Date Status

According to a 2018 article, approximately 60,000 farmers in India have been using Nano Ganesh since 2008.

Design Specifications

Nano Ganesh is a GSM mobile-based remote control system exclusively for the use with water pump sets in agriculture areas. A Nano Ganesh Modem is connected to the existing starter. The user has to dial a number dedicated for a Nano Ganesh set and then punch his on or off code for the control of the pump set. It can be connected to any existing electrical starter and motor pumps. Hence, there is no necessity of replacing the pumping set. For higher H.P pumps, it can be connected along with the protection systems. Technical Specifications of the Nano Ganesh Modem:

  • Operating Mains Voltage: 230/415 V, 50 Hz AC2
  • Additional D.C. Voltage source: 6 V, 4.5 AH battery which will be charged from the unit itself
  • GSM operating frequency: 900/1800 MHz4
  • GSM operating Power: 1 to 2 Watts at the time of radiations
  • Standby current consumption: 15 mA
  • Current Consumption at the time of SMS or CALL: 2 Amp peak
  • Output Control: An active Auto control phase of 230/415 V, when PUMP ON relay is energized
  • Output Control contacts: 5 Amp capacity at 230/415 V

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Provided by the manufacturer.

Replacement Components

Unknown

Lifecycle

3-4 years

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

This product is designed to help farmers easily access the remote water pumps avoiding long travels over hazardous locations.

Vetted Performance Status

Unknown

Safety

No known safety hazards are related to this product.

Complementary Technical Systems

A mobile connection is required.

Academic Research and References

Ostwal, S., 2015, Success Stories on Information and Communication Technologies for Agriculture and Rural Development. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok. pp. 79–94.

2015, Mobile and wireless monitoring of water tanks in rural water supply systems. Industrial Automation.

Castillo, N., Vosloo, S., 2017,  Nano Ganesh: case study by UNESCO-Pearson Initiative for Literacy. Unesco.

Compliance with regulations

Unknown

Evaluation methods

Unknown

Other Information

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