Pioneering Innovations in Disinfection & Sanitization

Preeti Lata


According to PIB press release, Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, DST says, "NIF is not only scouting for relevant and frugal innovations from a large number of citizens but also helping with end-to-end solutions to see the best ideas take wings. A topical competition of this kind satisfies the creative, social service, and entrepreneurship urges all at the same time from people from all walks of life."

Lately, two such innovative disinfection solutions by common people received in response to Challenge COVID-19 Competition (C3) organised by the National Innovation Foundation-India (NIF), have been supported by the foundation. NIF is an autonomous body of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt of India. The two innovations are Vehicle Disinfectant Bay and a Foot-operated Height Adjustable Hands-Free Sanitizer Dispenser Stand.


Vehicle Disinfectant Bay

It is a device that can disinfect vehicles in an automated manner. It saves time and energy by finishing the disinfection process of a vehicle in less time with minimal efforts. It comprises of various components like a frame, tank, motor, MCB Board, agronet, nozzles, valves, pipes, and fittings. It sprays disinfectant liquid by means of an AC motor technology. It can be installed easily at State Borders/Checkposts. It is already deployed at two checkposts in the State of Sikkim – Rangpo Checkpost, East Sikkim, and Melli checkpost, South Sikkim…Read more