RABI, IIT(BHU) Fights Covid-19

The world today is facing a catastrophic situation in form of the pandemic Corona / Covid-19 virus. Globally, it has taken more than 200,000 lives and infected more than 3.3 million. At present, the only way to defend ourselves from corona is to boost our immunity, proper sanitization and maintain social distancing.

In this critical situation of Covid 2019; RABI, IIT (BHU) incubated Grihastha Georgic Pvt. Ltd is helping both producers/farmers and customers by providing livelihood to farmers and home delivery of daily-use agri products to customers when people have fear of food insecurity and fright at the home of accessibility of basic and essential food and other products. Our start up is helping mass public to maintain social distancing while supplying all necessary items.

Dr Kamini Singh of JVKS Agrotech pvt. ltd manufactures finished moringa products like Moring capsules, moringa tea, essential oils to develop immunity system in our body to fight coronavirus. The company also ­­­provide alcohol based sanitizers and masks. Moringa oleifera has also been promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an alternative to imported food source to treat malnutrition.

Mr. Awani Shukla, an incubate of RABI, IIT(BHU) has developed an automated device that can be used to sanitize the entire body using sensors

The device can be mounted anywhere like home entrance or bus entrance and it works in an automated manner. The device sensor sense the person standing automatically and will spray 10-15 ml of sanitizer for 15 seconds and this will sanitize the person’s entire body, clothes, shoes, etc. Although Mr Shukla says that this is no alternative to handwashing with soap and that must be practiced. This device can be installed at any place where there is a high movement of people, so that the person can enter the premises only after getting sanitized.

Gaurav Singh, co-founded Allywing solutions private ltd. is another incubate and has developed a no. of innovative products to fight against corona like low-cost multi-utility sterilization chamber for essential articles like mobile, purse, key, belt etc., an UV vehicle sterlizer, Personal Sanitization Enclosure etc.
“These things are is generally not being sterilized by even those who are at high risk of infection from corona such as health, sanitation and security personnel,” said Principal Investigator of RABI, IIT(BHU) Prof PK Mishra.

Explaining its features, Prof. Mishra said that a cabinet based on the principle of UV germicidal irradiation using C band of ultraviolet (UV) radiation has been developed by this incubated company. The device has two UV lamps having a capacity of 21 watts.
“Any virus can be deactivated up to 99% by the ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) dose of 2,400 microwatt.sec/cm2,” he claimed adding that the device ensures complete inactivation of corona virus. This device is also working on auto timer to ensure the safety of user against the UV dose. The air circulation within the cabinet ensures complete exposer to incident UV radiation, he added.

UVC vehicle sterlizer will be helpfull in sterlizing all kind of vehicles like Ambulance, public transport, personal cars, Police vehicles and other vehicles involved in fight against corona. This is more effective and cost efficient method of sanitizing the vehicles. This device works on 12V power supply.