AP’s digital village Mori fetched immediate global attention soon after being declared the first to adopt digital Panchayat. Swedish communication technology giant Ericsson did not lose time to demonstrate the Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in front of the CM for Mori. Their best pitch – IoT will create smart and sustainable villages in the state.
This apart, the two projects, Connected Aquaponics and Smart Water Grid Management, were demonstrated in the presence of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, after a three-month pilot.
It is a well known fact that Ericsson had earlier this year signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Andhra Pradesh government and the University of California – Berkley with a mission to help improve lives of farmers in and around Mori.
Ericsson’s “The ‘Connected Aquaponics’ and ‘Smart Water Grid Management’ IoT solutions will help improve harvest and optimise water distribution. Internet of Things has the potential to provide an improved life for millions of farmers in the country,” said Anand Varadarajan, head of Ericsson Research, Chennai, at Ericsson India, in a statement.
Not only that, the Connected Aquaponics integrates aquaculture and hydroponics for reuse of the ammonia-rich waste water from aquaculture for organic farming and recycle the water back to the aqua farm.
“Using wireless sensor network and Ericsson’s AppIOT platform, we enable the monitoring of the aqua farm 24×7, thereby enabling the farmers with real-time information,” the company said.
This technology will empower farmers to increase the yield as well as bring down the production cost.
Also, a ‘Smart Water Grid Management’ solution has been designed to enable efficient use of natural water resources in the Godavari basin through use of sensors and actuators.These sensors measure the quality, flow and level in the water storage tanks across the village.
Source – IANS