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DRAINAGE CLEANING ROBOT
“END” Manual scavenging deaths in India
Tamil Nadu recorded 144 deaths from 2013 to 2018 followed by Uttar Pradesh which recorded 71 deaths in the same period and Karnataka 59 workers died while working in sewers and septic tanks.
As per Safai Karamchari Andolan, an NGO working for the benefit of the sanitary workers across the country, said this is not the real picture. According to their survey, there were 1,340 deaths in the past 10 years across the country, and in Tamil Nadu 294 deaths were reported.
Our robot with Auger mechanism (Vertical) and Flexible driller (Horizontal) will steer through debris, silts and sediments inside Sewers / Man hole drainage tanks and pipelines. The Auger mechanism (Vertical) will disturb the stagnant wastes settled on the bottom platform. The Flexible driller (Horizontal) with steel brush will drive through horizontal pipelines adjacent to the inner drainage walls and shall clear the blockages preventing the flow of drainage water within drainage tanks. Once the sediments and blockages are loosened the Air lift pump mechanism will suck the contaminated slurry water to the above filter system. The special filter collects the solid wastes and water is sent back to the drainage holes. The debris, silts and sediments collected shall be used as E-Waste.
Our prototype model has been tried out in more than 10 drainage holes in Villivakam & Kolathur, Chennai with the presence of Assistant Engineer from Metro Corporation. The idea has been validated to an extent that it can be the best alternative to available drainage cleaning machines and vehicles so far. Yet our concept “The Flexible Driller” for horizontal pipelines is unfinished due to insufficient funds. We strongly believe after successful completion of the product and numerous trials at various drainage manholes in Chennai, our “Drainage Cleaning Robot” will be approved and implemented by the government in all states of India.