MULTITASKING ROBOT AND WEB APPLICATION FOR FARMING

Authors

Dr. R. UMAMAHESHWARI, Assistant Professor, N. MUTHUPRIYA, K. R. SAI KOWTHAM, K. SRIRAM KUMAR, S. VENKATARAMAN
Department of Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering SRM Valliammai Engineering College Kattankulathur, Chengalpatu, India.

Abstract

Agriculture is the primary source of livelihood for about 58% of India’s population, plus it is the backbone of the Indian economy. Accordingtothe survey conducted by the (NSSO) National Sample Survey Office periodic surveys, 34 million workers left the sector between 2004-05 and 2011-12. The shortage of farm labour’s and unaffordability of high end equipment’s are the major setbacks faced by smallscale farmers, on which the country’s traditional crops like wheat and rice got a hard hit. Secondly the highend equipment’s which replaces the farm labour’s and some of which is either built only for large scale cultivations or it can’t be affordable. So on considering these setbacks, a low cost autonomous robot is designed and built for small scale farmers, which is capable of doing various agricultural tasks. Even though we live in modern world, agriculture is still lagging in the smart sector. So, we have also created a webapplication which help farmers in yielding fund for initial investments, it is basically an e-commerce platform for selling the agriculture products based on their profit and loss faced thought the harvesting period. A biowaste collector which collects the domestic wastes from the people and convert it into bio-fertilizer which is a replacement for chemical fertilizer. All these three features are incorporated into a single web application. These features are maintained by a HUB which is created in each locality to maintain stock, farmers assistant, delivering of products. Thusit creates employment opportunity.