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Indigenous solar water-purifier, jacket unveiled

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Union and on Wednesday unveiled a solar purifier and a solar jacket developed by (DST) indigenously.

Offficials said that so far five prototypes of solar purifiers of 500 litre capacity and 20 prototypes of the solar jacket customised for the staff and others have been developed.

"One prototype has been installed here, while the other four prototypes of the solar purifiers are installed at four different schools in and Assam, where couldn't reach due to difficult terrain," innovator Prof S.P Gon Chaudhury, from DSE, told IANS.

The 4-watt powered water-proof solar jacket, that comes in camouflage pattern, has solar panels at its rear side and a battery attached inside, to help charge mobile phone and Beside a LED powered torch on the front and a illuminated ID tag were attached to help the movement of the forest officials during foot or night patrolling.

The solar-jacket, Chaudhury said, had been under trial for past six months and were distributed among the forest staff in and officers of

"The price of this jacket is about Rs 4,000 while the purifier costs about Rs 35,000... the cost would come down with increase in demand," said, adding that approximately 4.7 million hours are lost each year due to illnesses caused by consuming contaminated

The DSE's solar purifier, the said, is ideally suited for village schools, primary health centres and tourist lodges where conventional is very erratic or not available.



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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 23:08 IST