By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, Dec 31: It is around 6.30 in the evening of December 31st. While the rest of the world is preparing to usher in the New Year, serial innovator Uddhab Bharali is busy in his workshop, unmindful of the festive mood that has gripped his neighbours.
The award winning innovator is set to make life a little more trouble-free in the new year. He is adding four more innovations to his kitty, totaling 129.
Two of the four innovations are likely to have a rush of clients - a free-flowing filter and an incinerator to dispose of household plastic waste. The two other innovations are a low cost chulla and a motorized paddy thrasher.
"The incinerator will cost around Rs 5,000. It will be a portable machine that can be set up in an area of one square foot. It will have wheels so you can carry it around. The best thing about this machine is it will not generate any smell while burning the plastic waste. You can destroy plastic bottles and other plastic stuff using the machine," Bharali told The Sentinel.
The free-flowing filter is a pipe-like structure which will cost around Rs 500.
"Normally, other filters take time to purify the water. But in this machine, the water will flow freely. You can fix the pipe to a tap and get filtered water at the other end," Bharali said.
The third innovation is a low-cost chulla. Bharali claims that one can cook rice in the chulla (biomass stove) using minimum wood.
A motorized paddy thrasher is also on the anvil.