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Connecting farmers with the farm on pluto

| Updated on March 10, 2018 Published on April 12, 2017

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In a country like India most of the people in rural areas depend on agriculture. And in most parts farmers have to travel a lot just to turn on their motor pump for irrigation. They also face a problem of erratic and random electricity supply in villages. Because of this, farmers has to make multiple visits to the farms at odd timings just to turn on the pumps. Ishan Malhotra, a 16-year-old boy from New Delhi, has a solution to this. Ishan created an electric device, which can solve this long time problem. It is an easy-to-use electronic device that can bridge the gap between electrical equipments and farmers. This device lets farmers control their water pumps from anywhere, anytime. All you need is a mobile phone and a 2G network. The Pluto can send a message or make a call to the farmer on his mobile phone alerting him about the availability of electricity. And it allows the farmer to operate motor pump via his mobile phone or a landline. The farmer has to make a call to the Pluto box that is connected to the electric pump and then has to press certain keys on his mobile to turn on or turn off the motor pump. The unique feature of this device is that it is not connected via any apps. For using this there is no need of smartphone or the internet – a feature phone will do. This is what differentiates Pluto from other products. Pluto replicates a mobile phone but without a screen and a keyboard. It only has a SIM and an antenna. The Farmer has to place a SIM in the slot given on the device and connect water pump with the Pluto. Once connected he starts getting calls or SMSs and he can work accordingly.

Published on April 12, 2017
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