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Odisha boy waits for PM’s nod for generating power from scrapped Rs 500 notes

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 22:

A science student from Odisha is waiting to get nod from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his unique innovation to generate electricity from scrapped Rs 500 notes.

The invention by Lachman Dundi, student of Khariar College in Nuapada district, has dragged the attention of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) that directed Odisha government to submit a report about the project.

He claimed to generate power from the Rs 500 notes, scrapped in the demonetisation.

The PMO in a letter to the state government on April 12 asked to verify it with evidence. On May 17, Odisha government directed the concerned department to go through the 17-year-old student’s project and submit the report to the PMO.

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, Dundi said.

Through the technique, he claimed to produce 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 project was first demonstrated in his school but was unnoticed. Later, he wrote to PMO and Odisha Chief Minister seeking recognition to his innovation. Also Read: Odia youth claims to produce electricity using scrapped Rs 500 notes