A team of B Tech Chemical Engineering brought laurels to India.Â Â Vishnu Mamidi,Â Utkarsh Gupta and Sumit SabooÂ ofÂ Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT) NagpurÂ who participated in Hack Harvard Global hackathon mark its position reached in the top threeÂ in the â€œEnvironmentâ€Â Category. It is a premier Global Tech competition organized by Harvard University and sponsored by Ali Baba Inc.
The team presented a unique solution to creating awareness and eliminating food wastage in Hotels and mess, by letting the people know, the amount of water that has been consumed till the time the dish is served on the table. For example water footprint of one dish of Chola Bhatura is 850 Lit.Â This study is the outcome of their course â€˜Sustainable Engineeringâ€.
TheÂ team also came up with a menu card for a local hotel, with price and water footÂ print of each dish. The objective of the project is to make the people awareÂ about food wastage through water footprint
The project focused on multiple solutions mainly being:
Web portal (vista) : This enables consumers and restaurants to register, analyze all their food wastage that they are doing. Vista shows user their rank, daily trend, consumption statistics, history, star ratings.
Wastage details areÂ automatically updated at our partnered restaurant.
With all these users are encouraged to save the food the waste.
Another solution was to revise restaurant menu cards to show the food print (calories, water, co2, etc) of each individual item.
The team was guided by Dr Sachin, A Mandavgane who offers a unique course â€˜ Sustaiable Engineeringâ€™. Director VNIT Professor P M Padole congratulated the team.