24 Amazing Innovations From India's Young Minds
#18 Wind-operated ceiling fan
Md. Usman Hanif Patel
Class 2, Tapti Public School, Jalgaon, Maharashtra.
Usman came up with novel and simple idea of ceiling fan in the house is mechanically powered by a wind-mill on the roof.
Once travelling towards Nandurbar, looking out the window of a moving train, 6-year-old Usman saw some windmills zipping by. His father later explained him that the wind moves blades of windmill which in turn moves the device placed beneath it.
And one day, staring at the ceiling fan during a power cut, an idea of using windmill on roof to mechanically power the fan struck him.
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#17 Hand pumps that rise automatically in flood affected areas
Kripesh Swain and Kumar Biswajeet
Class 8, DAV Public School, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha
Kripesh and Biswajeet were very bothered that during monsoon flood, the hand pumps which provide clean water gets buried into the flood water which gush into it hence rendering the once fresh water unsuitable for drinking. To prevent this problem from recurring, they designed a hand pump such that it can go up with the rising water level, so that it remains usable.
"We couldn't tolerate the extent of suffering in different parts of Odisha. Everybody deserves pure water," they said.
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