Watch: Technology to help lakes breathe again
In a world of technological advancement, a city-based innovator developed a paddle boat, which can double up as a weed cutter to clear weeds in
The innovator, a former
They can be deployed in water bodies to cut and remove weeds,” said S Selvarajan, who developed the boat.
He added that trials have already been conducted at the
The pedal boat is fitted with a 5.5 HP
Under the PRISM scheme, grants are given under three categories. Under the first category, support is extended to the tune of Rs 2 lakh or 90 per cent of the total project cost. Under category two and three, up to Rs 20 lakh or 90 per cent and up to Rs 50 lakh or 50 per cent of the total project cost are given as grants respectively.
Selevrajan has received Rs 7 lakh for this project under the PRISM scheme and said he would be applying for more grants under the third category for further innovating the product and making it more user-friendly for the end-user.
He added that the Jalweedu would cost about Rs 4 lakh with its current accessories.
When he was with NAL, Selavarajan had developed Jaldost, an air-propelled ferry system for weed clearing, which has been used at