Rain sensor capsule (RSC) for farmers during un-seasonal rains in post-harvesting period

DOI: 10.18805/IJARe.A-5048    | Article Id: A-5048 | Page : 483-487
Citation :- Rain sensor capsule (RSC) for farmers during un-seasonal rains in post-harvesting period.Indian Journal Of Agricultural Research.2019.(53):483-487
Singuru Rajesh rajeshsinguru@gmail.com
Address : Department of Mechanical Engineering, Raghu Engineering College, Dakamarri, Bhimunipatnam, Visakapatnam-531 162, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Submitted Date : 5-06-2018
Accepted Date : 6-05-2019

Abstract

Farmers are backbone of India and they suffer many hurdles while growing crops. In post-harvesting steps, drying crops plays a major role in grain production. About 70% of the threshed grains are sun-dried in many regions. During sudden rains farmers face difficulty to cover the threshed grains and some of them die because of thunderstorm/lighting with this older methods. It necessitates to design a new system for these conditions instead of older methods. The aim of the project is to provide an innovative design for helping farmers from unseasonal rains easily. The newly modelled Rain Sensor Capsule for farmers, whose operation is compiled by the automatic rain sensor, wooden capsule, controllers and power conversion unit. The capsule is modelled in AutoCAD software package, then a prototype is fabricated and tested. 

Keywords

Capsule Drying crops Post-harvesting Rain sensor Threshed

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