Ingenious  Eco-Friendly Inventions Made in India

By Vandya Rai

Sep 27 2022

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Plastic Roads

Developed by Padma Shri Awardee, Rajagopalan Vasudevan in 2001. The road consists of an asphalt mix incorporating plastic waste, making it eco-friendly. This innovation increases the longevity of roads, reduces potholes, and prevents water percolation.

Edible Cutlery

To reduce the usage of plastic cutlery, Narayana Peesapaty, the founder of Bakey, created edible cutlery. They are made of ingredients like wheat, salt, and millets blended with rice. The spoons are super durable and come with a shelf-life of three years!

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Portable Biogas Plant

Developed by Rajagopalan Nair, an Indian Navy Officer and Civil Engineer. The biogas plant can be used to manage wet waste produced in households or commercial establishments. The waste is then converted into by-products such as cooking gas and liquid manure.

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Low-Cost Wind Turbines

Invented by entrepreneurs Anoop and Arun George from Kerala. This eco-turbine has the capacity to generate enough electricity to power an entire house for a lifetime! It is the same size as a ceiling fan, but with several blades that can generate 5kWH/kW per day.

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Ocean Cleaning Ship

12-year-old Haaziq Kazi from Pune created ERVIS, a ship that sucks out plastic waste from water bodies. The ship can also segregate the waste according to size, and then pump the filtered water back into the oceans without harming marine life.

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Solar Power Tree

A unique energy conservation system built by the Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute in West Bengal. The tree is made of photovoltaic panels placed on steel branches. The invention is sufficient to light up five homes!

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Ulta Chaata Harvester

Shaped like an upside-down umbrella, this invention by entrepreneurs Priya and Samit Choksi, is designed to capture rainwater and generate renewable energy. It can also produce drinking water after going through a 5-step filtration process.

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Solar Water Wall

An alternative to ACs, developed by Sahashranshu Maurya and Somrup Chakraborty from IIT Kharagpur. The passive solar water wall has a cooling system around a water tank. Fitted into a wall, it allows the air and water to interact, and the heat is absorbed by the system while rapidly cooling the room.

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Fertiliser From Flowers

Phool, a venture in Kanpur, collects floral waste from places of worship and through flower cycling, makes organic fertilisers and incense sticks. This innovation is preventing 7600 kgs of waste and 97 kgs of toxic chemicals from polluting the Ganga River.

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