Youth from the Roystian Foundation in Hubballi, Karnataka has developed a unique machine called “Nihit.” This machine feeds stray dogs in exchange for used plastic bottles. There are thousands of stray canines in the twin city of Hubballi and Dharwad.
The Nihit machine is one of its kind, it dispenses food for stray furry ones while also benefitting the environment.
The machine has a plastic bottle dropping point, water-dropping point and a food vending place that has two plates fixed to feed the strays. This machine also has a sensor, an alarming unit and CCTV cameras. The machine’s alarm goes off if miscreants try to damage or lift the machine.
While speaking to The Times of India, one of the founding members, Santosh Kurdekar stated that they will regularly deposit dog food into the machines and keep a track of it. The plastic collected will be given to the recycling units to recycle plastic.
The foundation has plans to install 50 machines in the twin city of Hubballi and Dharwad. The foundation has teamed up with the municipal corporation to finalize all the places where the machine can be installed.
The foundation also has plans to install 750 Nihit machines across 15 states in India. They have planned to team up with different supporters and local businessmen to launch this program of saving the environment and feeding the strays.