Fixing of Motor to the Borewell

Motor had to be fixed to the borewell which was digged and Electricity connection had to be obtained. Called 3 motor company dealers and finalised on Tiruaml Engg, Mahabubnagar.

The motor with the following specifications was purchased:

7.5HP Texmo Motor

Jindal G.I Pipes, L& T Wire etc.

The motor pump people had come to the filed at 3.00pm (scheduled times was 11.00am), since it was motorised fitting, it was completed in 1 hr 30 mins apprx. 16 pipes of 20 ft each and 3 pipes of 10 ft each were inserted.  The process was smooth and the electricity connection was also provided. Total length is 355 ft from the ground.

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I had also applied for the Drip Irrigation and submitted all the documents. The Horticulutre official was also present and clicked pictures with the Borewell running and with him & the farmer at the backdrop, so as a proof that this borewell genuinely belongs to the farmer.  The drip irrigation company (Bangaru Drip) will provide the estimation to the Horticulture dept. and the difference amount i.e. 10% of the total amount has to be paid by the farmer and the Telanagana Govt. provides 90% subsidy. The entire process is expected to be completed within 15 days and the drip irrigation machinery will be installed before 15th May 2017.

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Applied for Electricity connection and provided the required documents and arranged Demand Draft for providing connection in the name of the farmer. It is expected to receive the connection in 7 days.

The total amount incurred so far:

  1. Geologist                                       : Rs,.15,000/-
  2. Borewell                                       : Rs.40,000/-
  3. Electricity Connection               : Rs.7,000/-
  4. Motor,Pump, Fixing charges    : Rs.98,000/-
  5. Miscellaneous charges              :  Rs. 5,000/-

                                              Total –Rs.1,65,000/–

The following is the next phase of events:

  1. Marking and digging of trenches at a distance of 12 feet each – 7th May 2017
  2. Payment of  Rs.36,000/- to Jain Irrigation for obtaining 1500 plants – End of May
  3. Installation of Drip Irrigation system – 14th or 21st May 2017
  4. Closing of the open trenches on 10th June 2017
  5. Digging 1500 pits at a distance of 6 feet between plant and 12 feet between rows
  6. Planting of trees by covering them with Farm yard manure, Neem cake, NPK, Vermi compost, micro nutrients etc.

Lot of work to be done in the next 15 days and trying to manage between work and the farming. Though I am getting good support from my family, co-ordinating with different depts. and bringing those people for inspection in the farm is taking some time.

The employees are slow and take their own time to do the things, where as the time constraint for me is making it difficult to get things done as per the schedule. Neverthless, this is a rewarding work and I am enjoying all the attention and curiosity generated in the vllagers due to the fast pace of the works being accomplished using modern methods.

Digging Borewell in the field

The next step was to dig borewell in the field. I searched the internet for a Geologist who could survey the land and provide the points where water is available. I contacted Dr A Ponnambalam Geologist/ Scientist who stays at Nizampet in Hyderabad.

The field was surveyed on 6th April and he has shown as 2 points where water is available in the field. He was very professional and the equipment he had was of highest standards. He informed that water will start about 250 ft and to dig upto 350 ft.

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The borewell digging was scheduled on 7th April at 9.30am. I reached my village along with my parents by 9.15am. But the borewell drilling has not reached. After calling many times, they came at 4.00pm and the work started at 5.00pm.

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The work was going on smoothly and I was waiting for water from 200 ft onwards. When it reached 240 ft, some water came out. It was more like light rain..

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The water was coming out continuously from 250 ft onwards but the flow was very less. At some point the water flow increased and we were waiting for the water to gush out with force. Some villagers came to the spot and were enquiring about the depth. When told that it was 300ft, they said its waste to go more deep as the water in the area comes out at 200 ft only and said it was a futile exercise going deeper.

We were feeling little depressed and I thought, will my agriculture journey be short lived. It was 320 ft but no sign of more water. I thought of farmers who had drilled 10 to 12 bores in that area and didnt strike water. But I had faith that we will get water as the Geologist had assured that there is water in that point. Also, my father was positive and said let us see till 400 ft. I was also of the same opinion.

Then when the next rod was inserted, it was about 340 ft, water flow increased steadily. We were relived and had smiles on the face. When the last rod was drilled into the land, at 375 ft, water came out with very high pressure that it fell on the people who were stading 20 ft.

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The initial stage is successfully completed.

The next stage is

i. To get the motor fixed. Enquired with Texmo Dealer. It is costing about 1.26 lakhs incl of installing, transport, TATA pipes.

ii. Obtain electricity connection.

iii. small plants in the land need to be removed by bull dozer

iv. Marking of the land into rows with about 12 ft distance.

v. Digging trenches and leave it for some days.