Driptech products are ‘Best Value’ for investment by farmers. They deliver the benefits of drip irrigation technology at affordable costs. Our products are highly cost effective compared to the traditional drip irrigation systems. This has been achieved through innovation and product optimisation.
Driptech’s break through innovation of Laser-Punched Dripline brought a new paradigm in drip irrigation. It not only made Drip Irrigation affordable but also made it easy to use, maintenance free and energy efficient.
The company, originally founded in the USA, has been recently taken over by M/s. Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd., a global leaders in micro irrigation (please visit www.jains.com).
Driptech offers a basket of products all of which have ‘best value’ proposition to the farmers: Benefit of Drip irrigation system with top quality and performance at affordable price. With our product portfolio, we can give affordable drip irrigation solution for farm plots of all types.
We also have innovative products tailor made for small farm holders. For example, one of our products ‘DT –Gravity Kit’ does away with the requirement of pump; it can be run on gravity pressure! We have ready-made solution for farms as small as of 10 m2 and even for your terrace garden.
This new paradigm of drip irrigation has tremendous potential for catalysing adoption of drip irrigation technology and making huge contribution toward the water crisis of this planet and food security of humanity. It can transform the life of small farm holders by making cultivation in their plots more profitable and climate smart.
Driptech’s affordable drip irrigation products have touched the life of not only Indian farmers but also, farmers in many other countries in Africa and Asia.
Our effort has been recognised in various forums:
- World Economic Forum 2012 selected Driptech as ‘Technology Pioneer’.
- The Tech Award honoured Driptech as Laureate for its innovative use of technology benefiting humanity in 2009.
- Business Week featured Driptech among top five ‘Most Promising Social Enterprise’ in 2010.
- Awarded funding under ‘US Govt. Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation 2013’
- Securing Water for Food grant awarded in 2014
- Inducted in International Green Hall of Fame in 2010
Our mission is to take this new affordable drip irrigation technology to all farmers across the globe and help its adoption, and thereby contributing towards sustainable agriculture resulting in water saving, food security and above all making agriculture by small farm holders profitable.
About Drip Irrigation
Global water usage is unsustainable from a food security perspective. Available water per person in developing countries is 20% of what it was fifty years ago. In these same places, agriculture accounts for 81% of total freshwater usage. Commonly used method of irrigation is Flood Irrigation. In addition to wasting water, flood irrigation leads to lower yields and is very labor intensive.
Drip irrigation is a technology to deliver water and also fertiliser along with water at the root zone of the plants. Compared to flood irrigation or relying on rainfall, drip irrigation increases crop yields by 40-50% and requires less labour, less fertiliser and less money is spent on diesel or electricity for pumping water. But this technology remains out of reach of majority of the farmers due to the requirement of high investment, regular maintenance and high power pumping system etc. Less than 5% of Indian agricultural land in under drip irrigation inspite of the government giving subsidy for more than a decade now.
Driptech’s new paradigm of drip irrigation technology offers solution for this - affordable drip irrigation solution which is also easy to install, use and maintain and requires lesser energy to run.