Mayor Innovation Award finals were held recently, wherein several new ideas were presented. The central theme of making Nagpur a smart city attracted several projects and new innovative ideas. Where one such idea of a mosquito killing machine was presented as ‘Defender’ by Saket Bansod, Chetan Bhiwapure and Payal Trivedi of Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Management Studies and Research.
‘Defender’ was presented as a prototype to fight against nuisance caused by mosquitoes. It works on a principle of using sound frequency to attract mosquitoes where they are then sucked in by the fan built in the machine and are electrocuted with the help of electrocution plate. Later on they explained the machine as very useful for society and helpful for reducing environmental imbalance. All those present appreciated the idea.