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Odisha boy generated electricity from Rs 500 notes


Bhubaneswar: Country has recently come out of the trauma of demonetization; a young 17-year old science student from Nuapada district of Odisha has tossed techniques to produce electricity from scrapped Rs 500 notes. His invention has gained national attention. PMO has directed the State Science and Technology Department to submit a report regarding this innovative discovery.

The young scientist’s name is Lachman Dundi, a student of Khariar College. He could produce up to five volts from a single 500Rs note.

“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.”


On April 12, the PMO asked State Government to check Dundi’s claim. On May 17, a report was sent to PMO by Odisha Government that concerned Dundi’s project.

“I have created a transformer that can store the charge from the silicon plate. It will be a proud moment for me if the PMO appreciates my innovation,” exclaimed Dundi.

He said, “Following demonetization, I tried to discover the best possible way of using the banned notes. I tore up a note and found the silicon plate. From there, I started my research and succeeded in producing electricity.” He also mentioned that it took him only 15 days to study and develop the dynamics of the project.

His project is yet demonstrated to the college he studies.

“When nobody took notice, I wrote to the Prime Minister and Chief Minister,” he said.

Dundi is the son of a farmer and earns his living by making and selling bulbs.

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