With the Central Poultry Development Organisation all set to install Indias first egg vending machine in the city,the tray of eggs will now be dispensed by inserting coins or by using magnetic swipe cards. The machine has been developed by M.Tech students from Vellore Institute of Technology,Tamil Nadu.
The egg vending machine will comprise 400 egg trays in its storage unit and the machine would vend 6-12 eggs in a tray,at a time. The magnetic egg-card will be issued at the CPDO office. People would be able to use the card any number of times by getting it recharged.
K Ravvi Kumarr,director,CPDO said,Initially,we invited more than 20 Institutes from across the country to collaborate with us but none of the institutes including the Central Scientific Instruments Organization,Chandigarh replied to us,otherwise we would have installed the machine much earlier. Vellore Institute of Technology in Tamil Nadu took the initiative. A team of five students from the University have completed the project in six months.
The overall cost for developing the prototype of egg vending machine is estimated at Rs 1,22,710. CPDO officials said the machine would reduce the operating cost by removing the unnecessary employment and vend a product to the customer 24×7. Also,the machine can be placed anywhere in a locality and its easy to handle.
Kumarr said,If the UT Administration permits,I wish to install more than 200 such machines. We also plan to implement cooked-egg machine by adding a heater and a dispenser into it.