AgSri Agricultural Services Private Ltd, a city-based social enterprise, on Monday announced signing of an agreement with Driptech, a US-based company, to distribute the new drip implements in the State.

Addressing a press conference, chief executive officer of Driptech Peter Frykman stated that their micro irrigation systems were based on laser technology to ensure create uniformity of water emission.

Optimised for vegetables, floriculture and commercial crops such as sugarcane, cotton, chillies and turmeric the low-cost drip irrigation implements had longer life of over four years, he claimed.

The system would cost Rs. 10,000-12,000 per acre and had life of about four years. They were planning to set up a manufacturing unit in India.