Nashik, May 7: Postgraduate students of KTHM college here have manufactured equipments which can save as well as create energy.
The M.Sc students of Nashik District Maratha Vidya Prasarak Samaj-run KTHM college have created four equipments which will be helpful in establishing renewable village industries and provide an opportunity of self-employment in rural areas of India. These products were launched yesterday.
The products include a Renewable Energy Drinking System, an Agri and Food Processor Drier, a Human Home Generator System, and a Coin Phone and Light System.
All these equipments have a solar panel as well as a battery.
Therefore, energy is produced to run the equipments with the help of the solar panel and it can be stored in the battery and reproduced for further use. All these products have large potential for self-employment in rural and urban areas.
''Everyone urges to save energy but there are very limited energy sources. Therefore, our emphasis is on creating energy instead of just saving it. These equipments serve the purpose well. These products have less cost, longer life and government approval too,'' Advisor of the project Rajeshwar Thorat said.
''We want to change the mindset of our students with such projects. Through our students, we want to change the mindset of people. Therefore, instead of 'Save Energy', our slogan will be 'Create Energy'. UGC had granted us Rs 68 lakh for Basic Science Research. We utilized some of it in this project,'' KTHM College Principal Dr V B Gaikwad said on the occasion.
Dr Gaikwad also informed that the college has adopted a village Tiradshet near the city and it would implement various development projects there.
The college has also set up a laboratory as well as a mobile van which will be inaugurated soon. These will provide pesticide, soil analysis and other tests to farmers at subsidised rates.