The greatest joy for a mother is when her son thinks about her hardships and does something to ease them. For Rajavva, a laborer in Hanumajipet village paddy center in Telangana filling gunny bags with grains with two other people was a tedious but regular task.
Her son, Marinelli Abhishek grew up watching his mother struggle to do her regular duties at work. And her struggles and hard work inspired Abhishek to create an innovative agro-device so that it could make the life of his mother and other labors at work much easier. The story of Abhishek is really inspiring. Check out!
From Being A Zilla Parishad Student To An Innovator
After his father migrated to Dubai in search of work almost six months ago, Abhishek decided to participate in the National Level Inspire Science Exhibition (NLISE) to be held at IIT-Delhi. The eighth class student decided to introduce a machine that he had conceived for easing the struggles of his mother.
Watching his mother and the other workers filling gunny bags, he had got a clear idea as to what can make their work faster as well as minimize the efforts.
But the idea that took place in the mind of the 13-year-old needed some guidance for making it come into reality. Help came Abhishek’s way as a teacher of his school, Venkatesham decided to help this young innovator.
A few trials and errors led to the designing of a paddy-filling device aimed at reducing manual labor and easing their efforts. The device comprises two wheels, an iron sheet, a weighing machine, and iron pipe rods. This innovative agro-device costs in between Rs.5000-7000.
Abhishek Receives Encouragement From IPS Officer
Marinelli Abhishek has received support and encouragement from IPS officer Akun Sabharwal who said, “The paddy-filling machine, primarily made of metal, has an opening on one side. An inlet area attached to a lever allows the paddy to be collected in it. The lever is then tilted completely to allow the grains to slide to the other side. A gunny bag is attached here to be filled.”
In general, one gunny bag carries 42kg of paddy and takes a lot of efforts for three labors to fill that one gunny bag in stipulated time. The brilliant yet simple innovation from Abhishek aids to complete the work faster and it also requires less number of people to do the task, said, Sabharwal.
Abhishek To Roll Out His Innovation In Paddy Purchasing Centers
The innovator who won the third prize at the NLISE along with a cash prize of Rs.10000 and a laptop is planning to roll out his machine at 4000 paddy purchasing centers across Telangana with the help of Sabharwal. The Commissioner of Civil Supplies, the Telangana government is impressed with Abhishek whom he met after the science exhibition.
Sabharwal said, “It is a very useful innovation and people are willing to use it. In the forthcoming rabi season, which starts in the first week of April, we will be testing this model on a bigger scale. Abhishek’s model is fit for a person of his size. We need a machine which can be operated by a person who is between 5ft 5 inches to 6 feet tall.”
The IPS officer has asked Abhishek to polish his agri-device further and has also given him Rs.10,000 and a robot doll as encouragement. The current model has a scope for improvement as the labors still have to collect the grains at least six times for filling the bag to the brim.
Sabharwal expects Marinelli Abhishek to come up with an updated model so that the attempts are reduced 2 to 3 times.
Sabharwal To Initiate Patent Process
The IPS officer has already instructed his concerned officials to start the patent obtaining process on behalf of Abhishek and even has suggested Vari Abhishekam as the name for this device.
Sabharwal is planning to test the device in some of the paddy purchasing centers and if it becomes a success, the state of Telangana will purchase it and use it in all of its 4,000 centers.
For states like Telangana, where agriculture is a major supporter of economy, such simple innovations also contribute to making the life of the labors a lot easier and in the long run, can improve productivity.