Innovator : Milan Jyoti Das (Kamrup, Assam)
Company : Assam Innovation and research centre
Poultry farming is quite popular among rural youth and one of their sources of employment and income. They often buy young chicks and feed them till they grow to a certain age for resale. However, if they install an egg incubator, they can produce the chicks on their farm itself. This will work out very economical for them. The Innovator used an electric lamp as the source of heat when current is available and in case of power failure a kerosene lamp. Both the light and the lamp heat up the floor of the upper chamber.