17 September 2019
Bhadrak: 19-year-old Electrical Engineering student Tatsat surprised everyone when he developed a low-cost solar-powered agriculture spray machine from his own pocket money. The innovative idea struck him when he could not bear his father go through the arduous task of manually spraying the fields with pesticides.
Tatsat hails from Bahadulnagar village under Sanasashan panchayat of Bhandaripokhari block. His parents Biswanath and Pramila Swain are essentially farmers. And as part of the maintenance of his farm, Biswanath regularly sprayed insecticide and pesticide. Tatsat decided on making a machine that would make the work of his father easer.
Saving his pocket money, the young inventor started making the sprayer in secret. And it took him just eight days to finish the prototype. He used a solar panel, a 12V battery, a 12W motor pump, two thin pipes, and a switch to start or stop the machine. Additionally, a fan and a light bulb too can be added to this structure. The panel will protect one from the sun and the solar energy is used for agricultural spraying.
Using this ground-breaking design any farmer’s workload will be reduced. Not only is this design cost-effective but also time-saving. Along with Tatsat’s family, his fellow villagers are also proud of his unique achievement.