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Borewell Drilling Cost, Pump Price, and Pipe Cost

Introduction of Agriculture Borewell

Do you intend to drill a borewell in your agricultural or farming property? Yes, please find the details regarding Agriculture Borewell below. As many places of India struggle with their water supply or water storage as their annual rainfall is inconsistent and falls short of ideal levels. The ability to obtain water for your gardens or agricultural produce has become exceedingly difficult. The only remaining option is to drill a borewell. However, since it is dependent on geographic considerations, it is still uncertain if you will receive water. There may be a ground level water supply if the field is surrounded by lakes or rivers. We should decide where to drill before starting the borewell. How can we achieve this? In the section after this one, let’s talk more. Once your borewell is successful, it is preferable to employ drip irrigation on your crops to make the most of the bore water.

Prerequisite of Borewell

If you intend to drill several boreholes on your property, a 25 KV transformer is required to handle a load of up to five motors. You can fill out an application for an agriculture transformer at the local power office close to your property together with a DD and photocopies of your land title and passbook. If all of your details are correct, the transformer may be approved in 3 to 6 months. These preparations should be made far in advance of the actual borewell digging. The transformer will be installed with three phase connectivity per your directions by the electricity department.

 

Identifying Borewell points

You must hire a licenced geologist to locate bore points. Typically, the price per acre is around 500 Rs. After you hire him, he will get his equipment and use it to inspect the entire area. It will cost you roughly Rs. 5,000 if you ask him for a survey of 10 acres for locating bore locations. He may award you 3 to 4 points with water level information, such as the depth to dig and the amount of water, based on his testing. Some people rely only on their assumptions, which while occasionally successful is not advised. Some people in communities will attempt the coconut trick, but it is useless. However, you must prepare those spots for digging once the geologist has identified them. Keep some stones there for your reference alone.

Cost of Borewell Drilling

 

When the borepoints are fixed, look for a Borewell drilling machine. The price of drilling may differ from one place to another and also depends on the price of diesel. The average cost of digging a borewell is listed below.

60-70 Rs. per foot for up to 100 ft

80 to 100 Rs. at heights over 100 feet and under 200 feet

200 ft or higher: 100 Rs extra.

But you can haggle with the borewell owner over prices. In addition, you could have to pay for the casing. While drilling, the first 20 to 40 feet must be covered in casing. Depending on the type of soil, a longer casing may be necessary; for example, loose dirt. You will typically pay around 200 Rs for each foot of casing. The price for 40 feet is as follows: 40 feet x 200 Rs = Rs. 8, 000.

Incase, if you don’t get the water in that particular point, they will remove the casing and charge you half price which is Rs.4, 000.

Now let us calculate the cost of 200 feet borewell digging:

For first 100 feet: Rs. 60 /feet = 100 x 60 = Rs. 6,000.

From 100 feet to 200 feet: Rs 80/feet = 100 x 80 = Rs.8000

For 40 feet casing: 40 x 200 = Rs. 8000

Miscellaneous Charges: Rs. 1,000 (The labor who are working there may ask for tips).

Total cost (A): 6,000 + 8,000 + 8000 + 1000 = Rs. 23,000

Equipment Required for a New Borewell

  1. Submersible motor pump
  2. Starter Box
  3. Bore Pipes (20 feet each)
  4. Cable wire from motor to starter box
  5. Service wire from power pole to starter box
  6. Gate valves
  7. Clips and Misc GA wire etc.

Popular and Branded Submersible Pumpsets

In India, submersible pumps come in a variety of brands. However, everything is dependent on your budget. We advise purchasing a reputable pumpset so that you won’t experience frequent wire burns or other electrical or mechanical issues. Here are India’s top submersible pumps.

1. Texmo

2. CRI

3. Kirloskar

4. Crompton

5. KSB

Total Borwell Cost

Let’s now compute the overall cost of the 200-foot borewell, which includes the cost of equipment and digging.

Assumptions:

Constructive Transformer
Current Borewell
200 feet deep is the borewell
Pumpset to use: Texmo

The cost elements for Borewell Motor are as follows:

5 HP Texmo Submersible Pumpset costs 26,000 rupees.

 

Starter Box (L&T) = Rs. 4,500.

Cable wire for 200 feet from motor to starter box = Rs.10, 000.

Bore pipes (20 feet each), for 200 feet, we will be setting up with 160 to 170 feet depth, so we require 8 pipes. So the price for pipes is 8 x 625 = Rs. 5,000.

3 phase service wire from electric pole to starter box: Rs. 2,000.

Gate valve and other Misc items: Rs. 2,000.

Fixing charges for electrician and any other labour = Rs.2,500

Total Equipement and Labour Cost (B) = 26,000 + 4,500 +10,000 + 5,000 + 2,000+ 2,000 + 2,500 = Rs.52,000.

Total cost for 200 feet borewell with all equipment.

Borewell Digging Cost (A) + Total Equipement Cost (B):

23, 000 + 52,000 = Rs. 75,000.

Agriculture Borewell Drilling Tips:

  1. Before going for borewell, inquire nearby farmers for usual depth of borewells where you can find the water.
  2. Never go too deep, as it will cost you a lot.
  3. If needed, get the permission from Agriculture office
  4. Never dig a borewell close to another borewell.
  5. If you get less water in bore, join the all low water bores to a single pipe and have gate valves fixed from all directions.
    Prevent any water leaks on the ground.
  6. Keep checking leaks and water level of borewell.
  7. Don’t run the motor when you find low water levels as it may result in burning motor.
  8. Ensure you have an electrician to work with any kind of wiring or fuses. Never change fuses or touch the wires yourself.
  9. Never leave uncompleted borewells open. Close them immediately.

 

Bhumika

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