Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Nuapada, Dec 8:
Amid confusion and uproar over the scrapped notes, an Odia youth has claimed production of electricity from demonetized notes.
According to Lachman Dundi, an intermediate science student of Khariar College in Nuapada district of Odisha, there is presence of Silicon in both sides of scrapped Rs 500 notes.
On exposing these notes to sunlight or any other form of light, the Silicon produces electricity. For this, a Silicon plate is needed to be attached on one side of the note, he said.
The process is capable of producing 5 volts of electricity when exposed to sunlight. The note needs to be connected with a transformer via an electric wire which in turn would produce 220 volts of electricity capable of lighting a electric bulb or rotating a fan, he claimed.
We can use the produced electricity for 24 hours if it could be stored in a battery, he added.
The unsung genius has also claimed the possibility of operating cycle and generator through energy produced from urine urging government assistance for his dream projects.
Notably, he is the son of labourer couple Tirtha Dundi and Suadei Dundi of Kotamal village under Khariar block. He is managing his study expenses selling LED bulbs assembled by him in the local market.
After demonetization move, he experimented on a scrapped Rs 500 note which he had and it resulted in this innovation.