From battery-operated milking machines to garbage tricycle

From battery-operated milking machines to garbage tricycle

Innovative exhibits

More than 450 exhibitors ranging from multi-national companies to research and development organisations and from public sectors companies to innovative entrepreneurs have set up shop at the Global Investors Meet (GIM) Expo 2012.

The expo, inaugurated by Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda, is spread over 20,000 sq m in two halls at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), the venue of the second edition of Karnataka’s flagship investors meet.

There are big players like Toyota and Honda, who have put on display their latest creations, and also several small and medium enterprises with their products like drilling machines, solar water heaters, and other gadgets.

Gujarat, Kerala, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha and Chhattisgarh have set up their stalls in a bid to woo investors to their respective states.

Frequent sight

Then there are several familiar participants  - Bescom, Mysore Minerals, KSRTC, Airports Authority of India, Brigade Group - who are present at all major expos in the State.

The innovative grabbed the most attention. Bangalore-based Apoorva Renewables Energy Products have come out with a series of battery-driven vehicles. They have developed a garbage tricycle which runs on a 500 W rechargeable battery. Company officials said the eco-friendly tricycle could replace the hand-driven trolleys used to collect door to door garbage.

Rubbing shoulders with the big players was Maina Kusumadhara. She was showcasing hand held and battery operated milking machines. The machines have been designed, developed and manufactured by Ksheera Enterprises of Sullia and have become a rage among dairy farmers in Dakshina Kannada and nearby districts.

The exhibition will be open for invitees till Friday.

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