Ten undergraduate students of Motichand Lengade Bharatesh polytechnic Belgaum have taken upon themselves the task of making business easier for Belgaum’s street vendors.
The 6th sem students following a survey on street vendors in the city that highlighted the problems faced by them, students have designed a SOLAR powered cart. The new cart incorporates facilities of cooling fan, led lights to increase the working hours of the vendor and the solar panel.
Karthik Pai, team leader who is a 6th sem Automobile stream student have created a Project Totally dedicated to the common Road side vendors. This cart may look very simple in construction but has tremendous amt of advantages. The main source of this cart is solar panel, Which Produces required electric power to charge the battery which in turn drives the motor, to give extra torque to the vendor to pull or push his cart..during steep roads.Our cart is just a model, which consists of cooling fan, led lights to increase the working hours of the vendor at nyt time ..which will increase his income too. Karthik said “We got a very good response”. They also Got First prize at National level project competition for this project Ojas -“A national level Project Competition”Which was held in Maratha mandal engineering college Belgaum.
Ordinary cart costs around 5000 – 6000 whereas this cart will cost around 10000 with all the features such has solar panel,led lights, cooling fan and motor
-Solar panel will produce electricity to charge the battery, by which the motor,fan,LED would work
-If the charge remains in the battery he can use it has inverter in his house which will save his current bills.
-Indirectly it will save his income, which will increase the GDP rate of the vendors.
– According to the survey there our 2.5 % of vendors in India, so if all this crores of vendors use this. it will indirectly save the fossil fuels, electricity consumption.
-As you all know that govt provides subsidy on solar panels, so vendors say that it will be affordable for them to purchase it.
The solar panels could be changed as per the requirement of the business.
Sugarcane vendors, who say that they will save upto 5000-6000 per month if they use this. A ice-cream vendor said he will save upto 1000/- on his electricity bills
Karthik.Pai (Team Leader), Laxman.P, Mallikarjun.T, Laxman.Y, Manjunath.H, Kiran.H, Laxmi.Y, Dadarao.P, Guruprasad.S, Kallapa.H.