TePP Innovator Arvind A Narayan has been selected as one of the Best Success Stories promoted by Trec Step, Trichy by Euro Office Services, a business network of Business incubators across Europe. He collected the award from them on 23 October in Lyon, France.
Bhinge Brothers offers a complete irrigation package to farmers.This package consist of simple and low cost pond liners for collection and storage of water during rains , low cost flexi storage tanks with simple gravity microirrigation kits of various types and Ecoflo Pump.
This Ecoflo Pump weighs just 12 kgs such that even a child can carry it to any place and by simple stepping action can pump upto 5000ltrs of water from a depth of upto 7mtrs to a height of upto 15 mtrs. The Ecoflo pump's piston cylinder and manifold assembly is made in reinforced plastic which makes it very smooth to operate and also gives very long operating life. The use of special microirrigation kits for vegetable and horticulture plants further ensures the best yield with minimum water.
The products include:
Plastic sheets -pond linersfor rain water harvesting
Promethean Power Systems is developing a solar-powered refrigeration system for commercial cold-storage applications in off-grid and partially electrified areas of developing countries. Their refrigeration technology will enable food suppliers to store and preserve perishable food items—such as milk, fruits and vegetables—without the need for expensive diesel-powered generators. The refrigeration technology is works with thermoelectric cooling based on the Peltier effect discovered by Jean Peltier in 1834. When a current is passed through a circuit of two dissimilar conductors, there will be a rise or fall in temperature at the junction depending on the direction of the current flow.
Will thermoelectric cooling emerge as a disruptive technology that will some day displace conventional, vapor-compressor refrigeration in consumer and commercial applications throughout the world.
TePP Innovators Dr Arup Dutta and Dr G.Prakash participated in the Exhibition held during HUGO's 13th International Human Genome Meeting, September 27th - 30th, 2008 at Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad. TePP participation is coordinated by TUC, ANU, Guntur.
The Chief Minister of Delhi, Smt. Sheila Dikshit, launched “Solekshaw”, the solar-electric rickshaw for eco-friendly urban transport, at a function organized on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti near the ChandniChowk Metro Station on 2nd October in the august presence of Shri KapilSibal, the Vice-President, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, CSIR and Union Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences. Prof. Samir K. Brahmachari, the Director General, CSIR was among the other dignitaries who were present on the occasion. This innovation has come from CMERI, Durgapur, the lab that has given indegeneous tractors.
TREC-STEP has been awarded a prestigious World Bank grant at the 2008 Global Development Marketplace: Sustainable Agriculture for Development Competition, at Washington DC on the 26th September 2008. Mr. R.M.P. Jawahar, received the Award. The Project titled, ‘Mini Cold Storage Ventures’, aims to establish a cold chain of PPP enterprises among our trained youth (from SKILLS), using the latest technology in refrigeration, adapted to the needs of small farmers.They are ranked 4th among the 22 winners, from out of 1800 applicants.