Innovation of the day

Borewell Scanner by Girish Badragond

Water accessibility in the borewell is one of the real worries to the farmers for irrigating their crops, Girish Badragond from Bijapur, has come up with a borewell scanner, with various propel elements, to filter and investigate the water accessibility in borewells. There wasn't anything available to measure probability of getting water after installing motor pumps at their borewells. Lack of any assessment may result in loss money, time and efforts. Borewell scanners available were too expensive and not easily available. The innovation helps avoid such losses.


It is alow cost automated capsule shaped bore scanning device, which detects ground water availability, its pressure and temperature. In addition to these features, it also measures depth, inflow/outflow rate, kind of water source and direction of ground water. It is used ascertain the, inflow and outflow of water, and the borewell formation (structure and material around the bore).

It helps farmers to make an informed decision about going ahead with the installation of motor/pump and the kind of crop to be sown in particular season. This particular borewell scanner is equipped with a High Definition camera, digital compass, temperature and pressure sensors, flow and depth detector, GPS device and a LCD screen to display the assessment results. It weighs about 1.5 kg and can scan the borewell up to a depth of 600 feet.

It helps farmers to make an informed decision about going ahead with the installation of motor/pump and the kind of crop to be sown in particular season. This particular borewell scanner is equipped with a High Definition camera, digital compass, temperature and pressure sensors, flow and depth detector, GPS device and a LCD screen to display the assessment results. It weighs about 1.5 kg and can scan the borewell up to a depth of 600 feet.


He was conferred with 8th National Grassroots Innovation Award in 2015 and was invited to be a part of 4th batch of Innovation Scholar In-Residence programme at Rashtrapati Bhavan in 2017.