May 26, 2016

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SEEING BEYOND THE VISIBLE – by Prof. Anil Gupta

DATE: 26th May 2016

Some answers are asked
Some questions are observed
Some questions are felt – Prof Anil Gupta
The next step after completing the decision tree, is to:
1) Look out for problems to be worked upon
2) Visits fields
i) Formulating questionnaire
ii) Revising the mind maps after observations
iii) Making checklists

CLASS DISCUSION on the major problems and solutions that can be observed during field trip:

1) A machine to separate non-biodegradable and biodegradable waste
Professor’s comment:
– complex mechnism as garbage is mixed in bags and even requires lot of resources (since it will work on electricity)
– many GYTI awards have been presented for such ideas
For example : free WiFi from garbage
2) Waste disposal on trains
3) Smoke and smog manager
4) Proper, aligned, covered drainage system in slums
5) Portable tents for vendors (to protect from heat and rains)
– Has storage
– Charging point
– A chair to sit
6) Use of bio-waste in slums
Professor’s comment:
Assume 1000 houses, each household producing 3-5kg approximate waste, through which only 20-25% of waste can be used for generating energy, which is too less. Hence this solution is difficult to implement
7) Arranging proper cloths for slum dwellers
Professor’s comment:
A lot of NGOs have already been working to providing clothings to the needy.
For example: GOONJ NGO
Even a few college goers form groups and take initiative in providing clothes.
8) Glass bottle crusher for rag pickers:
Professor’s comment:
Many companies prefer washing the bottles before crushing and recycles it too.
9) A load lifting device for carrying heavy loads

SOME OF THE PROBLEMS THAT HAVE TO BE TACKLED DURNG THE SUMMER SCHOOL:

MAJOR PROBLEMS:

 

MINOR PROBLEMS:

 

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• Mahua flower collector and nut cracker:

Problem
– collection of mahua flower
– Breaking the kernel for extracting oil.
• Cactus fruit plucker
Problem
– Plucking of cactus fruit, that has lot of thorns.
• Broomstick maker
Problem
– Revising the broom making machine innovated in summer school 2015
– Constant beating of brooms on “cheena”
– Reduced impact of force
• Load carrier (Brick transporter)
Problem
– Heavy and large design
• Seed dribbler
Problem
– tedious process to sow seeds by bending repeatedly
– Difficulty in maintaining a proper distance beneath the soil

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