Irrigation Management​

National e-Governance Plan in Agriculture (NeGPA) is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme of the Ministry of Agriculture and Famers Welfare, Government of India that aims to achieve rapid development in India through the use of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) for timely access to agriculture-related information to the farmers. Telangana State has been deploying emerging technologies for solving Agricultural problems. ​

A multi-disciplinary group of experts in Agriculture and IT headed by RICH have been awarded the project to demonstrate emerging technology solutions for the below-listed farming challenges. ​


Crop Monitoring​

Irrigation Management​​

Nutrient Management​

Farm Automation​


Startups Supported ​

Irrigation Management With Aquastride ​

WaterVise/Precision irrigation System of Aquastride

Cnables famers to irrigate their crop based on its requirement, soil type, weather without human intervention, enable them to increase crop yields by at least 20 to 50%. WaterVise Smart Irrigation System has a highly sensitive weather station, geotextile sensor and AI platform. ​

WaterVise Demonstration @ Maheswaram ​

WaterVise Smart Irrigation system was installed in Grapes, Maize and Groundnut to demonstrate its efficiency in automating irrigation in horticulture and field crops at Maheswaram - 60 kms away from Hyderabad. WaterVise has proved to be more effective in irrigating all the three crops and saved more than 15 % of water. ​ ​

RICH has framed the entire project implementation plan and served as the M &E team. RICH has extended technical support at every stage of the project.​ ​

Nutrient Management With KrishiTantra ​


its patented soil testing device “KrishiRASTAA” – ( Krishitantra – Rapid Automated Soil Testing with Agronomy Advisory) which can determine the soil quality in most rapid and reliable manner, where the farmer can get his soil report instantly along with fertilizer recommendation on his mobile phone. The soil advisory obtained post soil analysis would facilitate efficient use of farming inputs thus increasing production and income while lowering soil degradation. ​ ​

KrishiRASTAA demonstration @ Maheshwaram ​ ​

Krishitantra’s soiling testing device “KrishiRASTAA” was installed at the RaithuVedika, Maheswaram on Mahehwarams 26th October, 2021. The installation was witnessed by agriculture officers of the Maheshwaram Division, Rangareddi District, Telangana. Later a training session was also conducted regarding the operation of the device. 1900 samples were collected from Maheswaram mandal and analysed for 11 soil parameters. The soil analysis reports were shared with the farmers ​ ​