| Uday Kumar (extreme left) with the model. Picture by Sanjay Choudhary |
A Rohtas resident has developed a model which can generate electricity from drain water at a very low cost.
The youth, Uday Kumar (40), made the presentation of his machine in front of an IPS officer and Rohtas superintendent of police Chandan Kumar Kushwaha and other senior officials at Dehri-on-Sone, around 165km southwest of Patna, on Wednesday.
Uday, a resident of Old Grand Trunk Road at Dehri-on-Sone in Rohtas district, said his model would prove to be a milestone in the field of power generation across the country. “I can generate 500MW electricity with the help of this machine at the cost of 1MW,” he said.
Uday said he had been working on the project since 1994 when he was a student. “We belong to the area where electricity is scarce. Shortage of power made me think and also to find out solution of the perennial problem of Shahabad region, which is known as the rice bowl with a cluster of rice mills,” he told the gathering.
Overwhelmed with Uday’s presentation, Kushwaha, a 2010-batch IPS officer, said: “I have requested the district magistrate of Rohtas to recognise Uday’s contribution and refer his innovation to the right authority. I have promised to extend full support to Uday,” Kushwaha added.
Uday, an undergraduate from Veer Kuer Singh University, Ara, said his project was different from hydel power. “While hydel power generation plants stop production in absence of adequate water supply, my machine would work even in adverse circumstances,” he said, adding that it would be pollution-free.
“I assure you that the government would be able to provide electricity at very cheap rate by adopting the new model,” Uday said.
He added that the new project would reduce the expenses of power generation by 50 per cent through this system. “The government would have to acquire less land for the project,” he added.