Students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) have come up with “emergency ration” packets to be distributed during disaster relief operations at the time of floods and earthquakes and can also be consumed immediately or be left for microgreens to grow for later usage.
The “emergency ration” packets called “Green Aid”, priced at about Rs 25 each, contains a mix of dried porridge, seeds, yogurt culture, and a packet of clean water.
The students from IIT-Madras and IIT-Guwahati — ShikharPrakash and MeghaAgrawal, who have also filed for a patent for the same, have come up with the idea. The duo came up with the product at “Invent@IITGN”, a six-week annual summer programme at IIT-Gandhinagar. The programme, in its second year, focuses on inventing, based on a similar programme in the US called “Invention Factory”.