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YUVA: Karimnagar Engineering Students Develop Solar Drainage Cleaner to Aid Sanitation Workers

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By ETV Bharat English Team

Published : Jun 7, 2024, 8:25 PM IST

Updated : Jun 7, 2024, 10:47 PM IST

Engineering students of KITS College in Karimnagar district developed a machine that can help sanitation workers. Prompted by frequent reports of sanitation workers falling ill or even losing their lives while cleaning manholes, the final-year engineering students decided to address this issue by developing a Solar Drainage Cleaner.

Despite the sewage canal being far away, the stench often forces residents to cover their noses, particularly during the rainy season when navigating the roads becomes challenging.
Final year engineering students of KITS College in Karimnagar district conduct a demo of a Solar Drainage Cleaner, which they developed as part of their project (ETV Bharat)

Karimnagar (Telangana): Despite the sewage canal being far away, the stench often forces residents to cover their noses, particularly during the rainy season when navigating the roads becomes challenging. This everyday struggle pales in comparison to the plight of sanitation workers, who tirelessly remove waste. Recognising this, students from KITS College in Karimnagar district found an innovative solution to ease the burden on these workers: the Solar Drainage Cleaner.

Engineering students of KITS College in Karimnagar district developed a machine that can help sanitation workers (ETV Bharat)

Prompted by frequent reports of sanitation workers falling ill or even losing their lives while cleaning manholes, the final-year engineering students decided to address this issue through their project. Their efforts resulted in the creation of a 'Low-Cost Solar Power Drain Cleaning Machine'

These five mechanical engineering students from Kamala Institute of Technology & Science Educational institution (KITS) at Singapur in Karimnagar, sought to design an unmanned machine capable of efficiently removing waste from sewers. With guidance and equipment provided by Dr MV Satish Kumar, the head of the mechanical department, they successfully developed the machine at a minimal cost, completing it within just two weeks.

The Solar Drainage Cleaner operates on solar power. It features rotating chains that lift garbage into a bin located at the back of the machine. According to the students, this battery-operated prototype can be scaled up for increased capacity if needed. Krishna Madhav, one of the students, explained the equipment and tools used for making the machine.

Rs 38,000 was spent on the project cost and the Institute of Engineers India contributed Rs 20,000 for the development of the machine. The machine is designed to be mobile, allowing it to be easily transported from one location to another.

College staff have expressed pride in their students' achievement. K Shankar, Director of KITS College, and Satish Kumar, head of the Mechanical Department, both commended the students for their societal contribution and the practical application of their studies. Their support was instrumental in bringing the students' innovative ideas to fruition.

This invention not only adds value to the student's education, but also offers a practical solution to a significant problem faced by sanitation workers, earning the students a well-deserved appreciation for their efforts.

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Last Updated : Jun 7, 2024, 10:47 PM IST
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