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A solar trap

| Updated on January 20, 2018 Published on March 25, 2016


Summer is here and insects are on the rampage. The hinterland, specifically, finds itself swamped. Along comes an interesting product that can prove a boon to farmers and villagers alike — the solar insect lamp.

Designed by SAFS Organic, a Puducherry company founded by Abdul Kadhar, and part of a National Institute of Design initiative, the lamp traps insects without using any pesticides and is thus an ideal tool for organic farming.

The lamp attracts insects, which become trapped in the attached bowl. The lamp runs on a solar-charged battery that is sufficient for night-time use as well.

Pradyumna Vyas, Director NID, who recently showcased this and other products, points out that the Design Clinic Scheme is one of the most innovative as it reaches the remotest parts of the country as well as creates interesting case studies of products manufactured by small and medium enterprises. The scheme recently completed six years of implementation.

Published on March 25, 2016
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