A solar powered insect trapper developed by an entrepreneur, Mr. Abdul Kadhar, from Puducherry seems to promise both.It is not priced high (Rs.2,625 a piece) and secondly, it is proving to be quite popular among farmers in the Tamil Nadu region.
“Reducing and controlling the pest population using light traps is an age old practice in our country. Though there are several models and designs available I wanted to develop something that could be solar-powered and not
dependent on fuel or electricity. The result is the Led technology for lighting with low ultra violet light to attract flying pests in crops,” says Mr. Abdul.