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  10/20/2014 Generating power with the help of bullocks! - The Hinduhttp://www.thehindu.com/news/national/telangana/generating-power-with-the-help-of-bullocks/article6517129.ece?homepage=true&css=print 1/2 The Hindu ational » Telangana Published: October 20, 2014 00:08 IST | Updated: October 20, 2014 00:50 IST Generating power with the help of bullocks! Staff Reporter  pair of bullocks is tied to a yoke connected to the machine. Bullocks turn the machine exactly as in an oil mill. The mechanical energy isconverted into electricity. Muscle Energy Enviro Mission(MEEM) is developed as a social initiative with the sole aim to address a major problemaced by the Telangana framers. Photo: G. Ramakrishna ity-based entrepreneur develops eco-friendly generator which promises solution to farmers hit by power crisis. The cost of thequipment is around Rs. 2 lakh and can be installed on a 100 sq. yard piece of land.  unique eco-friendly generator developed by a city based entrepreneur promises to provide an effective solution tohe woes of Telangana farmers hit by power crisis.On Sunday, the Muscle Energy Enviro Mission (MEEM) machine was showcased in the city amidst farmer leaders andublic representatives from across the State. The simple machine, developed by Battula Jagadish of MaddoxInfrastructure Pvt Ltd, generates power within minutes as a result of the mechanical energy provided by the movingullocks.he cost of the equipment is around Rs. 2 lakh and can be installed on a 100 sq. yard piece of land. A pair of bullocksre tied to a yoke connected to the machine and the bullocks turn the machine exactly as in an oil mill. The electricity hus generated can not only provide power for devices like fans and lights but can also run a 5 HP motor.ccording to Mr. Jagadish, to run a 5 HP motor 3.73 units per hour is required and with MEEM machine, a farmeran generate 9.33 units per hour. “The farmer, here, is generating a surplus power of 5.60 units per hour after hisarming requirement and it can be encashed by activating the net metering scheme,” said Mr. Jagadish, “In largeower projects, profits go to the entrepreneurs who establish the project and sell the surplus to industrial sector. Thisauses a reverse flow of money to rural sector.”Mr. Jagadish, speaking at the three-day programme at exhibition grounds, said that this machine would also helprovide an important and rightful place to livestock in the rural agriculture sector. “We will strive to get a subsidy forhis initiative so that it could be affordable to the farmers, said Mr. Jagadish.he entrepreneur now plans to demonstrate his invention in every district of Telangana by involving farmingommunities as well as the local administration.Keywords: Generating power with the help of bullocks!, Farmer-friendly , new innovation, Printable version | Oct 20, 2014 9:47:13 AM | http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/telangana/generating-ower-with-the-help-of-bullocks/article6517129.ece© The Hindu  10/20/2014 Generating power with the help of bullocks! - The Hinduhttp://www.thehindu.com/news/national/telangana/generating-power-with-the-help-of-bullocks/article6517129.ece?homepage=true&css=print 2/2
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