For 62-year-old Rajendra Jadhav, a farmer situated in Nashik area of Maharashtra, it was a lovely astonishment when Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a notice of his name and applauded his advancement during his "Mann Ki Baat" address on Sunday. Mr Jadhav, a rancher from Satana town in Nashik, has built up a sprinkling machine named "Yashwant", which is right now being utilized by the neighborhood city body to sprinkle disinfectants to control the spread of coronavirus.During the radio program broadcast on Sunday, PM Modi talked about Mr Jadhav's sprinkling machine.
Mr Jadhav, who has concentrated uniquely till Class X, runs a workshop of homestead hardware wherein his family causes him. Conversing with PTI after the radio program, Mr Jadhav said he had built up the machine to shower bug sprays in his farm. "Coronavirus has created panic everywhere. PM Modi announced lockdown to prevent its spread. I made some changes in the machine and gave it to Satana Nagar Parishad to sprinkle disinfectants during the pandemic," he said.
With the help of the machine, roads, housing societies, doors and compound walls can be cleaned to curb the spread of the infection, he said. "I am very happy that PM Modi has taken note of my work. Irrespective of my age, I will do more such work for the farmers and the nation," Mr Jadhav, who had won the President's medal for one such innovation in 2017, said. "The machine has two aluminium blades fixed on each side. These blades rotate, absorb air from opposite directions and spray the disinfectants using force. A 15-HP tractor can be used to operate the machine which can clean even 15-feet high walls. This machine has 600-litre capacity tank," he added.
Working the machine needs insignificant human mediation and in this manner helps in checking the spread of the contamination, he said. "We developed the machine in 25 days. It is currently being used by Satana Nagar Parishad (municipal council) to sanitise 30 kms area in the town," he said. As indicated by Mr Jadhav, he has applied for its patent and furthermore sent its structure to National Innovation Foundation (NIF).