कृषि प्रौद्योगिकी अनुप्रयोग अनुसंधान संस्थान
Agricultural Technology
Application Research Institute

ICAR-ATARI, ZONE-X, HYDERABAD
(ISO 9001:2015)

One Day Training Programme for Farmers on "Energy Efficiency and Demand side management in agriculture sector"
organized on 9th March, 2020 at Dr.K.L.Rao Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Garikapadu


Dr.K.L.Rao Krishi Vignan Kendra, Garikapadu organized one day training Programme for Farmers on "Energy Efficiency and Demand side management in agriculture sector" organized on 9th March, 2020. A total of 77 farmers were participated in the programme. There were a total five numbers of presentations based on "Water and Energy conservation" in Agriculture pumping was covered.

Dr. K. Vasanta Bhanu, Programme Coordinator in her introductory remarks told that thsere is a huge gap between supply and demand of electricity in India, the deficit currently stands at approximately 8% annually and the energy efficiency and demand side management are important tools to manage the demand of electricity. Sri Ravula Somaiah, CRI Zonal Manager explained about the various activities taken over by CRI towards energy conservation in the state of Andhra Pradesh as well in Krishna district. Sri A. Srinivas, JE, APSPDC Ltd (Andhra Pradesh Southern Power Distribution Company Limited) explained the farmers about the importance of use of five star rated motors and replacing 25 KVA transformers in the place of 100 KVA transformers and emphasized use of reliable capacitor starters for energy saving

Sri Thota Leela Arun Kumar, Field Engineer, APSEEDCO - (AP State Energy Efficiency Developmental Corporation) explained the farmers about the use solar pump sets for power and fuel saving and given details of APSEEDCO project covering replacement of ordinary pump sets with star rated pump sets in Agriculture and its maintenance. Sri P.V.V.Satyanarayana, Service Engineer, CRI Pumps educated the farmers about guidelines for selection of pumpsets, installation and efficient operation of pumps and best practices for operation of Agricultural pump sets with special reference to points to be kept in mind by the farmers. Finally, Sri.B.Venkateswarlu, SMS (Plant Protection) explained the farmers about the water requirement in different crops with critical stages of different crops for water and conservation methods.