Ossian Agro Automation
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 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.
From 12 to 120 USD depending on the model of the product.
Users can obtain the product online or by contacting the manufacturer via email or phone call.
According to a 2018 article, approximately 60,000 farmers in India have been using Nano Ganesh since 2008.
Connectivity requirement for the product/service to work (Mobile Internet, SMS, voice, Fixed Internet, Wi-Fi, etc)
Device(s) type required for the product/service to work. (smartphone ,feature phone, computer, tablet, other [specify])
Mobile data coverage required for the product/service to work (2G, 3G, 4G, LTE, broadband, dial-up, other [specify])
Connectivity requirement for the product/service to work. Some apps/services can work offline (If No [specify] or Other [specify])
Usage rate for the app/voice-SMS service – to be determined if the manufacturers are willing to share this number.
Device features required for the product/service to work. (Bluethooth, Wifi, camera, IVR, GPS, Accelerometers/Motion sensors, physiologic biosensors, biometric identifiers, SIM, Memory card (e.g microSD), other [specify])
Is the product/service able to receive and send back information to the user?
Support according to the literacy level required from the user. If no, the user is intended to be literate
Operating System required and Software version ((Android, IOs, Windows, or other [specify]))
Power supply required for the product/service to work. (Uninterrupted power supply (UPS), ocassional power supply [minimum time required], other)e
Specify the application that serves the improvement of food system’s outcome (Connection to market, Supply chain information, Education on farming practices, Weather information, Localization information, etc)
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
Provided by the manufacturer.
This product is designed to help farmers easily access the remote water pumps avoiding long travels over hazardous locations.
No known safety hazards are related to this product.
A mobile connection is required.
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.
More information about Nano Ganesh is available in this video.
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