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Assessing Appropriate Technologies for Sustainable Irrigation Practices in Muljipura Village, India

Publication Type : Conference Paper

Publisher : Springer

Source : Smart Trends in Computing and Communications, pp. 345-355. Springer, Singapore, 2022.

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Keywords : Sustainable development, Engineering applications, Water scarcity, Smart innovation, Rural development, Muljipura

Campus : Amritapuri

School : School for Sustainable Futures

Center : Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications (AmritaWNA)

Department : Sustainable Development

Year : 2021

Abstract : Forty percent of India’s water supply is attributed to groundwater. Muljipura, an agriculture-based village in the northern state of Madhya Pradesh, India, primarily utilizes groundwater and rainwater for irrigation, with a greater reliance on groundwater during non-monsoon seasons. Due to over dependence on groundwater, there was a significant decline in groundwater levels between 2007 and 2017. Now the rate of replenishment is unable to meet the demands of villagers. This paper offers a brief assessment of four appropriate technological solutions derived from literature and results obtained from Participatory Rural Appraisal and Human Centered Design methodological approaches. Both participatory-centric methods aided in collecting primary data to identify salient characteristics of Muljipura village and specific challenges faced by villagers. Primary data were combined with secondary data to assess four sustainable solutions. This study recommends an Internet of Things (IoT)-based appropriate technological solution to address rapid depletion of groundwater in the village of Muljipura.

Cite this Research Publication : Abhinav Reddy, K., Sanjana Reddy, D., Ranjani, Y., Palivela, S., Sagar, B., Soumya, M. (2022). Assessing Appropriate Technologies for Sustainable Irrigation Practices in Muljipura Village, India. In: Zhang, YD., Senjyu, T., So-In, C., Joshi, A. (eds) Smart Trends in Computing and Communications. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 286. Springer, Singapore.

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