Two high school students in the South Kashmir town of Anantnag have made a 'cool' invention - a food storage system that does not need electricity, is environment friendly and costs just Rs 100.
Tehrim Kaiser, a ninth grade student, and her schoolmate Omar Ali have together put in place the system that works on the simple principle of 'evaporation causes cooling'.
"It is not an alternative to a refrigerator which can even freeze things but our model is good enough to help in storing perishables like cooked food, milk and vegetables for more than a day," Kaiser and Ali, who are students of Rosy Tots School here, told PTI.
"In Kashmir, we don't need to freeze things to keep them edible. The model we have put together can bring the temperature inside the cabin down by at least six degrees at the moment which is good enough to preserve the food items for more than one day," she said.
The model of Kaiser and Ali was adjudged the best innovative work at the state level science festival held recently. Since it does not consume any energy, it also does not emit anything but heat and that too naturally.
The invention does not emit harmful cholo-floro-carbons which refrigerators running on electricity emit.