Most farmers resort to this as they are few affordable options to manage crop residue.
However, to solve this problem, IIT-D researchers have built an eco-friendly processing system that works on a small scale and converts agro waste into pulp which can be used to make plates/cups.
Ecofrost: Solar-powered storage facility for farmers
Farmers' seasonal harvest is often affected by the lack of proper storage facilities.
However, with Ecofrost, IIT Kharagpur alumni have given an automatically adjusting, portable facility for preserving the produce for up to 21 days.
The facility works with a smartphone app, which farmers can use to select the product they want to store, therefore allowing the app to adjust temperatures accordingly.
Dirt detector to keep your surroundings clean
Keeping up with the Swachh Bharat initiative, IIT Kharagpur engineers have built a dirt detector, a low-cost system that can send alerts if public places are not clean.
The smart hygiene monitor uses sensors to record levels of ammonia, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, and CO2 at a specific place.
Then, if the levels go beyond a particular threshold, it sends instant 'cleaning-alerts' to stakeholders.
Intelligent street lights from IIT-Madras
As Chennai wastes over 300 megawatts of energy on street lighting every year (spending over Rs. 50 crore), students from IIT Madras have built a smart lighting system which delivers peak brightness on the road on detecting vehicle movement, else stays dim by about 30%.