Arupratan Ghosh has been awarded as an Innovator of 2013 by the India Innovates Growth Program (IIGP) 2013 for his work and innovation in Bamboo Greenhouse.
It is the greenhouse that is structured by matured, cured & treated bamboo instead of usual structural elements (GI/MS/wood). It is very tough to standardize the design of bamboo greenhouses, specifically due to the non-standardized nature of bamboo. Unlike GI/MS pipe etc, bamboos do not have similar dimensions and uniformity in respect of size & shape (diameter/width/thickness etc). Hence it was an urgent call to establish a standard design of bamboo greenhouse that can efficiently compete with other common greenhouses.
Finally It is a multi-technology innovation involving bamboo curing, structural designing, foundation, and air removal rate of greenhouse, which creates a standard model of ''bamboo greenhouse'' suitable for tropical humid climate and similar to conventional greenhouse made up of GI/MS/Wood.
STEPS TO ERECT PROPER AND SCIENTIFIC BAMBOO GREENHOUSE
PATENTS FOR THE BAMBOO GREENHOUSE
Applied and published four Patents on following subjects in 2011:
- 1. Fan-tube ventilation of Greenhouse
- 2. Bamboo curing
- 3. Pre-cast readymade grouts of Greenhouse
- 4. Fabrication & design of Bamboo Greenhouse