Saturday, April 2, 2011

Finally..light at the end of one long dark tunnel!

We had applied for 2 horticulture connections [tarrif IIIA (1)] in late December. After waiting for a couple of months, we finally got to see the EB poles erected on our land.
Along with the EB application, we had to submit the following for a new connection -

1. Patta copy
2. Adangal copy
3. Certificate from Horticulture department stating we are going to undertake horticulture activities.

Total expenses incurred for 2 connections was Rs 88,000 which includes labor, material, and execution of the line (approx 200 m from the existing pole).


There were a total of 5 poles erected.






































Lines are finally up!
















First leg completed.
















EB technician giving the final touches..
















Second leg complete..


















Once we had the lines and poles erected, EB department would not give us a meter unless we constructed a pumphouse to protect the meter.
So we spent another week, constructing a pump house (approx 8 ft x 7ft). We plan on housing a labor or two in the pump room for additional security.


















Sher Singh, our resident electrician giving the final touches - connecting the meter to the grid.













Three phase power looks good to me!

















So, the next step is to test the water yield and conduct the 'endurance' test since our irrigation schedule is going to be 10-12 hours daily. After having established the depth at which we will erect the pump at, we will buy two 7.5hp pumps. Then we should be all set to irrigate!

More info on the motor in another posting. 

8 comments:

  1. Congrats! This is a major accomplishment in your farm development phase. Usually electric connections can take several months to years (free connt) and you were able to get it done in 3 months! Keep up the perseverance despite seemingly high odds :)

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  3. hi, how much did it cost approximately for constructing a pump house.....?

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  4. Pavan - Cost of construction is Rs 520/ sq ft. We used two (3x1m) asbestos sheet for the roof - rate is Rs 135 per running meter.

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