Abdul Hai Azad, a researcher of plants, environment and agriculture, recently invented three new machines to benefit thousands of people.
He has been designing and building new machines keeping up with the haste of the digital era. Already, the inventor has designed 40 new machines and supplied them to the market. His inventions are being utilised by numerous people in Sylhet and other districts.
This year, he made three machines.
One of them is a cheap electricity-run machine capable of removing corn kernel from the cob. It can thresh 30 kg cob every hour. The second one is a dustbin that does not spread odour and can be used for shifting wastages.
The third machine can separate dust from the fibrous husk or mesocarp of coconuts. It runs on electricity and is cheap. The machine is capable of threshing 40 kg mesocarp per hour.
If used properly, the machines can benefit farmers, traders and the general people alike, inventor Abdul Hai Azad said.
“I’ve worked very hard to design and make the machines. It gives me great pleasure when I see my machines bringing smiles to the faces of people. I feel honoured for being able to participate in the development of the country,” he said.
In 2005, Babla received the National Agriculture Padak as recognition of his research. Ten years later, he received an award from the a2i project of Prime Minister’s Office and in 2017, he got the Bangabandhu National Agriculture Padak.
He received the two awards from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Another of his machines, intended for accumulating waste and mud from drains, is currently being tested. “I urge the people to make use of my inventions and thus inspire me to work hard to come up with new inventions,” he said.