Solar light to brighten farmers’ lives

WORKING WONDERS:Ch. Shyam Prasad displaying solar automatic light insect trapper at Lingampally. -Photo: M. MuraliAn old farmer in the district has come up with solar light insect trapper which he claims would reduce 90 per cent of expenditure on pesticides being used by the farmers.

The 66-year-old Ch. Shyam Prasad, former sarpanch of Lingampally village of Station Ghanpur mandal, made a device with the help of his fellow innovator – solar automatic light insect trapper. It’s a small iron stand with a solar panel under which a light is placed with timer.

The base of the solar pipe has three legs which should be placed in a tub of water with two or three drops of kerosene. The light attracts insects which fall into the tub ultimately and die.

Speaking to The Hindu , he said: “We should place four lamps in an acre from dusk to midnight. After midnight, the plant-friendly insects visit the crops. Hence, we attached a timer which switches off the light automatically at midnight.”

Mr. Shyam Prasad said that he got the cue from garden lamps used by the people in America. “I improvised it to suit our needs. My fellow farmer G. Ramachandram of Medak district gave shape to my idea,” he said.

The solar light costs about Rs. 1,500, but it would help reduce nearly Rs. 4,000 to Rs. 10,000 cost of insecticides per acre. “This is very useful and reduces 90 per cent of expenditure on pesticides. In organic farming, this solar light is a must,” he asserted.

According to him, the use of pesticides was resulting in heavy expenditure to farmers, spoiling the soil health and destroying the microbes and micronutrients that are helpful to crops.

“We should also plan for low-cost solar water pump as a majority of farmers in Telangana are dependent on motors and power,” he said.


A farmer from Warangal district develops solar automatic light insect trapper which helps reduce 90 per cent of expenditure on pesticides





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