Bhubaneswar: Teen generates electricity from scrapped Rs 500 note, gets noticed by PMO


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Bhubaneswar, May 23: If you thought the scrapped Rs 500 note had become useless post-demonetisation, here's something that would make you think again. A teenager from Nuapada district in Odisha has come up with an ingenious way to generate electricity from these notes.

Meet Lachman Dundi, a science student of Khariar College, who has succeeded in doing the unthinkable. A farmer's son, Dundi earns a living by making and selling bulbs.

How did he do it? "I used the silicon coating on the note to create energy I tore up the note so that the coating is visible, which I exposed to direct sunlight. The silicon plate has to be connected to a transformer with an electric wire. This can help generate electricity," he told the Times of India (TOI).

"I have created a transformer that can store the charge from the silicon plate," he said.

As per the report published in the TOI, his innovation has already been noticed by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), which has directed the state science and technology department to submit a report regarding the project.

The Odisha state government received a letter from the PMO last month to verify the youngster's claim. Last week, the state government in turn asked the department concerned to study Dundi's project and its scope.

Dundi said it would be a proud moment for him if the PMO appreciates his innovation.

After demonetisation, Dundi embarked on a mission to somehow find a use for the scrapped notes. "I tore up a note and found the silicon plate. From there, I started my research and succeeded in producing electricity," he said.

Once he came up with the idea, it took him just 15 days to sort out the dynamics of the project.

However, in his college where he demonstrated his innovation, scarcely anyone took notice, he said. But determined to take the idea forward, he wrote to the PMO and the chief minister, who responded positively.

  

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  • Cyril Dsouza, Mumbai

    Wed, May 24 2017

    Hats off to you Lachman we are really proud of u keep your technological research going we want you to succeed

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  • Beowulf, Mangalore

    Wed, May 24 2017

    Many of the post over here reveal that the critical thinking skills are clearly lacking.

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  • NN, Mangalore

    Wed, May 24 2017

    When Wright brothers tied wings to their backs and wanted to fly like birds, they were termed as foolish boys. It was their determination to fly like bird that put man on the moon. Don't discourage this young boy. His idea may or may not work this time, but his determination may lead to something else.

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  • Beowulf, Mangalore

    Wed, May 24 2017

    NN,

    Wright brothers never have a plan to tie wings to their backs and to my knowledge they never did. If they ever had a plan like that, it would be obviously stupid. By the way going to the moon and flying are two different things.

    A determination is required. But if you do stupid stuff it will end up nowhere. Do you know what happened to the person who claimed to have made using plant?

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  • NN, Mangalore

    Thu, May 25 2017

    If one cannot encourage the innovator, they should at least keep quite. India is lacking innovators not because of they don't have brains, but because of this kind of "Crab mentality"

    Learn from western countries like USA how encouraging and motivating they are even for so called stupid ideas. Failure is the stepping stone for success.

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  • Amar Nathal, Mangalore

    Tue, May 23 2017

    Positive side of demonetization!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, May 23 2017

    I want to purchase old Rs. 500 notes with silicon coating & capable of generating electricity ...

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  • Kusuma Kumari G, Nellore/Kodyadka

    Tue, May 23 2017

    Generate electricity from scrapped notes is very good idea and I congragulate the inventor of this mechanism May god bless him

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Tue, May 23 2017

    Mera Bharath Badal rahai....

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  • Sathish shetty, Mangalore

    Tue, May 23 2017

    One more Raman invention ( petrol ) during C.M. Karunanidi period. If one note can produce minimum 10 watts power shown in the photo then Karnataka can export electricity to whole India. This will be our next mega project inline with Yettina hole ( whichever the party rules).

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Tue, May 23 2017

    Most of the crooks who are still holding on to their demonetised notes, will now say, they were trying to generate electricity.

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  • Rajesh, Udupi

    Tue, May 23 2017

    So much for intelligent district??.. Some jokers have so much jealous in them that they cannot even see a congratulatory message to this boy.. Who is far intelligent guy than these bootlicking jokers in any every angle.. pity them.. LOL

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  • Ronald, Mangalore

    Tue, May 23 2017

    "I have created a transformer that can store the charge from the silicon plate"

    A science student cannot say this. Transformer does not store electricity or electric charge.

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Tue, May 23 2017

    Yes, his innovation is just like Ramar Pillai producing petrol from water it seems.
    A condenser or capacitor as it is called can store energy & are used by some in cars instead of having the power from a storage battery.
    Everybody wants fame with very little input, unless verified as true it might turn out to be a hoax.

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  • Rajesh, Udupi

    Tue, May 23 2017

    Innovative, unthinkable, useful.. it may be too little, but it will have positive impact.
    congratulations..

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  • Beowulf, Mangalore

    Tue, May 23 2017

    Rajesh,

    How can it be useful when a possession of demonetized note can put one in jail?

    Fun things aside...... people are gullible.

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  • Rajesh, Udupi

    Tue, May 23 2017

    Beowulf
    Pl think from larger angle.. 500 note is not must, he just used the silicon plate that was inside the note..

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Tue, May 23 2017

    Innovative idea. Brilliant..
    I think there must be chemical reactions happening while exposing to direct sunlight hence releasing energy. What is the chemical composition of the said silicon plate?

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  • Beowulf, Mangalore

    Tue, May 23 2017

    Sri,

    Seems like you a type of person who would get conned easily.

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Tue, May 23 2017

    Let the scientists investigate...
    Why are you so much hurry to pass judgement?
    Transformer was basically used to step up voltage . I think small voltage got generated.
    By the way nobody need to go to 500 notes.
    Silicon abundantly available in India!

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  • Beowulf, Mangalore

    Wed, May 24 2017

    sri,

    Do you mean investigate in a same way they did with the invention of one guy who claimed to make fuel out of a plant.

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  • Beowulf, Mangalore

    Wed, May 24 2017

    Harnessing lightening will be too expensive. Even if you could capture all of the year worth lightening it would be only power the whole world for 9 days.

    Harnessing the solar energy is the future. If all of the solar energy that the earth receives per hour could be harnessed it would be equivalent of world energy consumption per year. This will be achieved in the future, say within 100 to 200 years.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Tue, May 23 2017

    What is the life for the electricity? He might have fooled Modi.

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  • Rajesh, Udupi

    Tue, May 23 2017

    some people innovate
    some people appreciate innovations
    some people only find fault.
    LOL

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  • Shiva, Kudla

    Tue, May 23 2017

    Some people only comment for congress, AAP.. Lolz

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  • navaneeth, mangalore

    Tue, May 23 2017

    All the best genius !!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, May 23 2017

    If we generate electricity from the millions of scrapped notes we will be World's Number 1 Country ...

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  • Beowulf, Mangalore

    Tue, May 23 2017

    Jossey,

    Do you believe in this non-sense???

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, May 23 2017

    After 2014, I believe anything ...

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Tue, May 23 2017

    What was wrong before 2014?
    Was that everything named after Ghandi's and Nehru's?

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Tue, May 23 2017

    How small you are to discourage innovation.

    If the world finds out technology to harvest electricity from lighting then world do not need any atomic power plants .
    They just need to wait for lighting to happen...

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Tue, May 23 2017

    Lightning*

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  • ahmed hussain, uchil

    Tue, May 23 2017

    yes not non sense this is sense less

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  • Rahul Kotian, Karkala

    Tue, May 23 2017

    Hi Jossey.. Whom do you believe now? Kejri or Rahul Baba?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, May 24 2017

    Honest Politicians ...

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