Innovator : Dipakbhai Vyas (Ahemedabad, Gujarat)
Company : Dipvijay Industries
Cotton wicks for diyas are mostly made by women using their hands manually. Though machines for making long cotton wicks are available, however, there is no machine available for making cotton wicks with a bulbous base. The innovators have developed a machine to automate the process of making round cotton wicks. Innovators have developed a machine to automate the process of making round cotton wicks, which has achieved production of 20 – 25 wicks/min and fetches the highest quality of round cotton wicks compared to the manual process by which one can make only 8 – 10 wicks per minute.