Odisha: A student of standard IX in DPS Damanjodi of Odisha, Lalita Prasida Sripada Srisai has won an award at the prestigious Google Science Fair.
Lalita Prasida Sripada Srisai, a Class IX student who hails from Damanjodi in Koraput district in Odisha, won the Community Impact Award at the prestigious Google Science Fair 2015 held in California. The 14-year-old has developed a cheap method of cleaning waste water, which uses waste corncobs as a key ingredient. The purifier cleans waste water by flowing through different layers of corncobs. This is a cost-effective and simple technique, which is useful for immobilizing the contaminants in ponds, reservoirs and water tanks. She was awarded $10,000 as prize money and is being mentored by Google to build the project.