Palak Prakash Chandankhede

Palak Prakash Chandankhede

Vaccu Cotton

The Vacca-cotton-picking machine is an affordable vacuum cotton-picking machine aimed at helping cotton farmers overcome labour shortages. The spate of farmer suicides in Palak’s hometown Akola due to their poor condition inspired the startup idea. Palak says she sees the Vaccu – cotton-picking machine helping solves farmers’ problems. That proves to be a significant step towards ushering in greater use of technology in agriculture in India. Going by how strongly she feels about the condition of farmers, it is hardly surprising that when she is feeling low, Palak remembers the moments she saw desperate farmers attempting suicide. The youngster says those thoughts and the drive to do something to stop farmers from ending their lives fill her with new inspiration and new enthusiasm. Palak's most exciting part of her startup journey was also the most difficult. That was when she tried to develop a robot and attach hands to it so that it could work as she had envisioned. While helping farmers is her top priority, the young innovator also wants to solve fires in ICU wards, exploding oxygen cylinders, etc., that have become a regular occurrence during Covid-19 times. Palak says more children can be encouraged to become innovators through proper guidance and support as she has received. “I think this journey is the best thing I ever have experienced in my life,” Palak sums up.

State : Maharashtra

Gender : Female

Sector : Others

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