A meet convened by the district administration to redress farmers’ grievances at the Collectorate here on Friday had an unexpected visitor as T. Anitha Sironmani, Chairperson of the School of Biotechnology of Madurai Kamaraj University walked in and offered to assist the farmers with innovations achieved through nanotechnology.
Ms. Sironmani told the farmers that just one litre of nano solution, available with the Genetic Engineering Department of the university, could purify about 30,000 to 40,000 litres of dirty water. The purified water could be used for irrigation, fish culture and a host of other activities.
“Each litre of the nano solution costs Rs. 200,” she added.
She also said that herbal preparations of her department were capable of curing foot and mouth disease as well as rabies.
“Just one dose of the preparation to be consumed orally in the form of a soup could cure the diseases in no time without any side effects. We have tried it out on animals as well as humans and they recovered completely,” she said.
Collector L. Subramanian introduced her to the gathering as an expert in nano technology and urged them to make use of the innovations. Later, Ms. Sironmani said that people interested in trying out the innovations could contact her by dialling 9942146141.