PM’s Pat For ITI Berhampur’s Microwave Sanitizer To Fight COVID-19

Berhampur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appreciated the new and cheap apparatus innovated by ITI, Berhampur, for sanitization of materials using ultra violet (UV) ray.  It has also found place in the ‘Innovating for India’ page.

According to Dr Rajat Kumar Panigrahi, Principal ITI Berhampur, it is an efficient instrument to fight against coronavirus. Different materials like mobile phone, tablet, laptop, pen, mask, currency note, coin, grocery items, debit and credit cards can be disinfected by the instrument within 15 minutes and virus destroyed.

Stating that it’s a great achievement to get recognition from the Prime Minister, Dr Panigrahi said the ITIans made the UV sanitizer machine this month by using a discarded microwave oven at a cost of Rs 1200. “We have already built more than 50 such ovens,” he said.

Union Skills Development Minister Mahendranath Pande has also praised this UV-C light as an efficient sanitizer. He has directed the students of ITIs throughout India to be trained to build this machine through video-conferencing in the first phase from May 26.

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