Using bio-fuel to run an irrigation pump for five acres

By M J Prabu on April 6, 2014 in Energy
At a time when farmers in Tamil Nadu are facing a big problem in cultivation due to frequent load shedding, a farmer,
Mr. Mr. C. Rajasekaran, from Vettaikaran Irruppu of Kilvelur taluk in Nagappattinam district does not seem to worry
much.
The reason is not far to seek — he is using oil from Punnai (Tamil name) tree seeds(Calophyllum inophyllum) to operate his five hp motor pump for irrigating his five acres.
To check out how he does this..Read on/Download

Contact: Mr. C. Rajasekaran, Kandaiyankaadu village, Vettaikaaranirruppu
Panchayat, Kivalur Taluk, Nagappattinam District, Mobile: 97510 02370

First Published in The Hindu, March 26, 2014



Story Tags: Nagappattinam district, irrigation issues, Tamil Nadu agricultre, Farmers notebook, Bio-fuel, farming, Calophyllum inophyllum species

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