Ashish Khatri, an emerging scientist from Udaipur, has got a patent for his Banana Peeling Machine.
This innovative machine, as per Ashish, will benefit the environment and will also help in decreasing the effect of global warming by 8-10%.
DSIR department of government of India has earlier awarded Ashish with a Rs 1 lakh fund under the Technology Entrepreneurship Program.
Ashish’s achievements also include the “Budding Innovators Award” in 2010, which was given to him by the National Research Development Corporation under the Ministry of Science and Technology.
What is the Banana Peeling Machine
Ashish began work on this machine way back in 2004 when he was a student. This project was undertaken by him under the guidance of Dr NS Rathore and DR SM Mathur.
The machine peels off banana fiber and can this fibre can be used to make eco-friendly paper.
This machine was first made with wood, to test the effectiveness. Later it was manufactured with metal. The BPM is 10 ft long and 4ft wide. Banana leaves are the raw material for this machine. The machine produces banana fiber out of the banana leaves and these can then be used to manufacture paper, cloth, natural diapers, plywood as well as cattle sterilisation medicine and kidney stone medication.
Ashish’s invention has also been mentioned in the first blogger magazine, ‘Bloggers Park” which is published from New York.