Harshwardhan Zala, who is studying in Class 10, started work on the prototype of the landmine-detecting drone last year after reading in newspapers about high army casualties due to landmines.
The state government had even part financed his final prototype which cost him around Rs. 5 lakh. Now the government experts will explore the possibility of its commercial production.
“An MoU has been signed with him and in the coming days Gujarat government will work with him on this project,” [source]
And while several IITians are busy launching *karts or *food apps, at least someone somewhere is building a tech that solves a real pain.