India might not top the list of developed countries, but then there have been innovations and inventions in technology in the previous year which have managed to make all of us proud and are obviously worth the share. These developments mostly vary from daily to lifestyle needs making everyday life easier and simpler.
- Venus portable washing machine
The gadget is an easy to use and simple to maintain one. As the name pretty much suggests that it is a portable machine and hence can be taken from place to place. The device comes from a Mumbai based start up company and is priced a nominal amount of Rs. 1500 only. With the use of this device, one can wash 4-5 clothes into a bucket in a single cycle. This machine is aimed to make everyday chores easier for a common man who can possibly not afford a 15,000 washing machine.
- Mitticool fridge
This machine has been designed by an engineer named Mansukh Bhai Prajapati. As he call it, the Mitticool fridge, it is made up og clay and consumes zero electric power. The fridge is capable of keeping the contents fresh for up to 5-6 days!
- Mechanical Tree Climber
Developed by D. Ranganathan, this tree climber is meant to help people climb up tress (especially those who earn their living from the coconuts or palm trees). The device is being sold in South Asia and is a reliable machine as the four lock pin would prevent you from falling down. Also, it is a onetime investment of Rs. 7000 and can be easily used after that.
- Smart Cane
Another development by a lab boy from IIT Delhi, Dr. Rohan Paul is this smart cane. It is basically emant to help people who are visually impaired and is capable of identifying any object at 3 metres of distance at knee height level. The cane is available at a minimal price of Rs. 3000.
- Aakash Tablet
This is probably the lowest buy for a tablet PC. It started off with the launching by Human Resource Development Ministry for educational purpose and is now available in the market for a decent price.
- Tata Swach Bulb Purifier
The name pretty much suggests the use and viability of this water purifier. It is meant for all those who do not have access to clean water and is available at low prices.
- Low-cost sanitary napkins
Arunachalam Muruganantham has created history with his low cost sanitary napkins for women in the rural areas. With this machine he has managed to make 120 napkins per hour. He has tied up with various institutions and companies in order to be able to reach out to a larger mass in remote areas.
Big or small, innovations in the past year have indeed made India a better country!