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IIT Professor Designs Low-Cost Solar ‘Jugnu’ Backpack For Kids in Remote Regions!

The bag charges the light with solar power whenever exposed to sunlight. The LED light then can be used whenever needed.

Meet Jugnu! A solar bag, developed by Charu Monga at the Department of Design, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati. Jugnu uses solar panels, which are integrated into the bag to store power for an LED light!

Charu Monga announced her design of a low-cost solar bag on twitter. She claims that it will be useful for kids living in the unelectrified parts of the nation.

In most hilly regions, kids have to trek to reach their schools. And undoubtedly, have to trek all the way back. By the time they reach home, it’s near darkness.

The bag charges the light, which is fixed on the bag itself, whenever exposed to light. The light then can be used whenever needed.

The bag is not only for kids but can also be used by anyone who can make use of the design!

Jugnu Solar backpack IIT professor
Source: Twitter

Twitterati raised some legitimate doubts–like–“won’t be the bag be a little more heavy cause of the device?” Charu was quick to clear their doubts stating, “It’s a well crafted modular design, also light can be detached and can be used in other places.”

And some people also asked her about the inspiration behind Jugnu. For which Charu had an awesome reply:

“This bag is devoted to all the children’s, respected Indian soldiers, local women & men, travellers who climb the mountains region and all the common people who live in hilly terrain.”

Charu’s design was met with praise and respect. She announced that Jugnu will be releasing shortly. We, too, are waiting for it eagerly!

(Edited by Shruti Singhal)


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