Pedal-operated vegetable-cutting machine
Dhanurjaya Dehury
Bhubaneswar, Orissa

IGNITE 2016 - 2016

“My elder cousin is a tailor by profession. Many a times, she gets late for work in the process of preparing food,” says Dhanurjaya. He realised that the reason behind her being late is the long time taken in chopping vegetables. He replaced the needle of the tailoring machine with a knife or a cutter. 

This improvement can be used where a large amount of food is prepared on a daily basis (for example in a joint family, canteen, temples or marriages, etc.) This machine would be cost-effective and help minimise drudgery, adds Dhanurjaya.
Dhanurjaya believes in working for the betterment of the society and is inspired by Dr A P J Abdul Kalam. He wants to become a scientist and his hobbies include drawing and playing flute.