Name : Vikas Shinde
District & State : Jalgaon, Maharashtra
Category : Agricultural (General)
Award : State
Award Function : 6th National Grassroots Innovation Awards
Award Year : 2012
Price : Costing about Rs 2000
Vikas Shinde (30), a farmer cum welder from Jalgaon is a prolific innovator who has close to two dozen ideas and innovations to his credit. His foot operated drill is fitted with a drill bit, used for drilling holes in various materials. The drill bit is gripped by a chuck at one end and rotated while cycling the device. The plate is attached with a handle for raising or lowering the position of a job. He has made this device by using old gear and spare iron parts. It is used to drill larger pieces of material made of metal, wood, PVC etc. It could be very useful in those areas where electricity is irregular or insufficient.