JAIPUR FOOT GOES GREEN

BMVSS has set up a 100 KW Solar Plant. This system is also connected with the general grid of the Rajasthan Vidyut Prasaran Nigam, the electricity company, so that, the surplus power generated by this system is exported to the grid on the payment to BMVSS. The additional advantage of this is that it takes care of almost 75% of the total electricity bill of BMVSS.

The micro-cellular rubber is used for making foot pieces, the sheet of this are made in-house by BMVSS. By making the foot pieces, scrape of such rubber are also generated. These are recycled.

The sockets are made of High Density Poly Ethylene (HDPE) pipe. The total contact sockets are made of poly-propylene sheets. Similarly, the structure of the calipers is also of poly-propylene sheets. When the patients come back for the replacement of artificial limbs or calipers, they leave the earlier fitted limbs or calipers. BMVSS has a set up a plant for making granules which are either sold to outsiders or used in-house for making polymer products. This also is an exercise of recycling and getting green.

 

-By D.R. Mehta

Founder & Chief Patron

Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti