About the Practice
Problem Statement:

Failure to predict the ground water quantity and level


The bore well scanner is alow cost automated capsule shaped bore scanningdevice, which detects ground water availability, its pressure and temperature. In addition to these features, it also measures inflow/outflow rate and direction of ground water. Borewell scanners are used to ascertain the depth, inflow and outflow of water, kind of water source and the borewell formation (structure and material around the bore). It helps farmers to make an informed decision about going ahead with the installation of motor/pump and the kind of crop to be sown in particular season. This particular borewell scanner is equipped with a High Definition camera, digital compass, temperature and pressure sensors, flow and depth detector, GPS device and a LCD screen to display the assessment results. It weighs about 1.5 kg and can scan the bore well up to a depth of 600 feet. Girish charges Rs 1500 for the servicesand the availability and status of water inside the borewell. Raichur University has also purchased one unit for its research purpose bore well scanners and study of underground water table. Central Ground Water Board, South Western Region in its communication to NIF has mentioned, “developed technology is very innovative and useful to common men at a very low cost. It is useful to know about the depth of well, depth of casing, water yielding zone/zones and depth of fractures, temperature etc.” They have suggested improvement from an instrumentation point of view to refine it further.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Girish Badragond
Address: SANTEPP Systems, No 15, Srinivasa, Astagrana Layout, Near Kamakshipalya Traffic Police Station, Basaveshwaranagar
City: Bangalore
State: Karnataka
PIN Code 560079

Practice Details

Link: Can assess the availability of water in borewell which helps farmer make informed decision about installing motor pumps Also used to ascertain the depth, inflow and outflow of water, kind of water source and the borewell formation
Manufacturing Capacity: e) Franchising
Problem Scale: 2) Around the world
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GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/194

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