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To Combat Food Spoilage, Delhi Student Develops No-Electricity Fridge

न्यूज़ वर्ल्ड इंडिया | 0
| August 1 , 2017 , 18:31 IST

Being the second most populated country in the world, the requirement of healthy and consumable food for the population is of high priority. However, while India does produce enough food to feed the entire country every day, nearly 67 million tonnes of food is wasted every year, a government study stated. According to reports, massive amounts of food becomes putrid and inedible due to poor storage facilities.

A class 12 student from Delhi's G.D. Goenka Public School has come out with a solution to prevent food from spoiling, by developing a 'magic-fridge' which can run without electricity. The magic-fridge has been designed to be used by farmers and middlemen dealing with fruits and vegetables so that fresh produce will last longer.

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"From the beginning, I was always inclined towards environmental issues and wanted to find sustainable solutions," said Dikshita Khullar to media.

The innovative student used the concept of passive evaporation to design the magic fridge using bricks, sand, jute bags, and bamboos, to create a finished product which can hold up to 120 kg of vegetables and keep it fresh for up to 7 days.

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“Imagine one big rectangular structure constructed with bricks and another small rectangular structure built inside the big rectangular chamber. The catch is to leave some space in-between both of these structures so that it can be filled with sand. The upper part of the chamber is covered with the bamboo lid and that’s all that there is to this structure.” she added.

The cost of the magic fridge is estimated at Rs. 4,000.