Sustainable Water Pump
Since 2015, India has been growing at an economic growth rate of 7-8% every year. On the other hand, there are many challenges in agricultural production where 60% of the population is involved. Some reports say that the diesel-type water pump used by farmers consumes as much as 20% of the electricity in India, causing social and environmental issues such as continuing electricity shortage.
To address this issue with a sustainable solution, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. in the United States has developed a solar-powered water pump (NADI) for farmers.
NADI operates with PV electricity, and it is also equipped with highly efficient motor technology and incorporates an IOT-based agricultural platform with sensors for connecting to the cloud and the network. This platform allows farmers to monitor system performance efficiently, enabling irrigation watering at an optimal time.
Also, as part of the scheme, surplus electricity when not using the water pump NADI is sold to the market. In other words, farmers can earn from other than farming, which can improve their livelihoods.
Regarding development of NADI, Stanley Black & Decker CEO commented as follows.
“The world is facing a growing number of increasingly critical societal issues today, and as a company that makes products and services, we have an obligation to leverage our resources and expertise to create new solutions that address these challenges.”
You can purchase the water pump NADI directly from Stanley Black & Decker or from a distributor in India. The company also provides financial planning support enabling low-income farmers to purchase them at an affordable price. Stanley Black & Decker, in the future, plans to expand to Africa, South America and Southeast Asia, where have a water scarcity problem as well as India.