15,000 Farmers Are Using Mobitech Wireless Solutions
Voice and Data|April 2017
15,000 Farmers Are Using Mobitech Wireless Solutions

Spearheaded by Salem-Based S P Raja Kumaran, Mobitech has developed and offered products for farmers who can — through the cell phone —know the level of huge water tanks; the location of farmer vehicles; switch on/off diesel generators; and the level of water received from Government water supply schemes

Anusha Ashwin

The intervention of mobile phones has simplified our lives to a large extent, by enabling calling, messaging, transacting and much more. But what’s catching our attention these days is the ability of a mobile phone playing a significant part in India’s evolving agriculture practices. It has become an indispensable tool for a farmer, so much so that it can evade human intervention send commands or can automate agricultural equipment switching these on/ off. Here is Mobitech Wireless Solutions that includes a farmer in India’s Digital India dreams.

Coming from a South Indian family with deep rooted agriculture practices, S P Raja Kumaran, the Founder and CEO of Salem-based Mobitech Wireless Solution, envisaged the large scope of agriculture automation. Kumaran is a combination of an agriculturist and an Engineering MBA graduate. Being an agriculturist, he knew the hardship of a farmer travelling a distance, especially midnight, between home and fields just to operate the pumps to ensure adequate water supply to the crops. He desperately wanted to create a solution to automate those functions, with the convenience of operating through a mobile phone. He researched, did solid groundwork and came up with a prototype for a plug-n-play product that can control the function of motors and valves.

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April 2017