Business

Engineering And Agriculture – A Dynamic Duo

Founder and owner Kaushik Chand, an electrical and electronic engineering diploma holder began the set-up project after being influenced by farmers overseas.
19 Oct 2021 12:49
Engineering And Agriculture – A Dynamic Duo
From left: Resolution Technologies owner Kaushik Kumar and his father Atish Kumar infront of the solar panels and inverter which powers the irrigation system at their farm in Buabua, Lautoka. Photo: Shreya Kumar.

Engineering has successfully intertwined with agriculture to help cut costs and boost farm productivity.

Resolution Technologies was founded last year with the idea to help farmers to irrigate their land at an affordable price.

Founder and owner Kaushik Chand, an electrical and electronic engineering diploma holder began the set-up project after being influenced by farmers overseas.

He said the solar powered irrigation system was cost saving.

“The solar powered irrigation system cuts down on unnecessary fuel costs, maintenance and other servicing costs,” he said.

“Resolution Technologies will not only provide materials to set up the irrigation system but will also provide free installation.

“This is all at very affordable prices.”

Mr Chand said his farming background played an integral role in his business venture.

“I grew up in a farming family, where I saw my father work hard in the field.

“So naturally, I thought of devising a system which would make farming easier.”

Based in Buabua, Lautoka, Mr Chand’s father, Atish Chand, owns seven acres of farmland where various varieties of vegetables are planted.

A teary-eyed Atish Chand hailed the efforts of his son.

“Irrigation cost is now down by 85 per cent as compared to before we introduced this in our farm.

“I am sure it will help other farmers like it has helped us.”

 

About the solar powered irrigation system

Mr Kaushik Chand said irrigation packages would be customised as per requests of farmers.

There were four irrigation systems that were available, he said.

He named them as:

  • Rain pipe irrigation
  • Flood irrigation
  • Drip irrigation
  • Sprinkler irrigation

 

“All a farmer needs are a water source so they can install the pumps for water irrigation which are powered by the solar panels.

“That is included in the package Resolution Technologies provides.”

Mr Chand said there were plans to set up a website for Resolution Technologies.

“This website will basically be a marketplace where interested farmers could view the packages and their prices with all other necessary information,” he said.

Mr Chand could be reached out on 9635538 for any queries regarding the solar powered irrigation systems.

Feedbackshreya.kumar@fijisun.com.fj

 



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