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NIF support for two Sikkim innovations

Thursday, Sep 24, 2020 10:30 [IST]

Last Update: Thursday, Sep 24, 2020 05:00 [IST]

NIF support for two Sikkim innovations

NAMCHI:  National Innovators Foundation (NIF) will be supporting for incubation and dissemination of two innovative disinfection solutions by common people of Sikkim which were received as a response to its Challenge Covid-19 Competition (C3).
Both the innovations from Sikkim were given recognition in the page of Department of Science & Technology, Government of India following their selection in the NIF C3 Challenge. The two innovations are vehicle disinfectant bay by Bissu Hang Limboo and a foot-operated eco-friendly sanitizer dispenser by Khechuperi Bamboo House.
Vehicle disinfectant bay, a device to disinfect vehicles automatically, completes the disinfection process of a vehicle in a very short time without much effort. It is installed at two State border check posts in Sikkim.
Meanwhile, the foot-operated hands-free sanitizer dispenser stand is not only eco-friendly but also cost-effective hand sanitizer dispenser made out of bamboo. The device is effective in preventing cross contamination. It is mainly designed for use in public places.  

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi