Life hinders you with obstacles at one point of time or maybe many. We all have at times faced difficulties that have dispirited us but what if you are born in a certain way in which life could be so cruel that challenges start coming your way as soon as you realize your existence on the earth.
Yes, Anant Vaishya, a second-year engineering student at B R Ambedkar Institute of Technology for Handicapped Kanpur, will have you think positively. He made headlines for his impeccable invention for farmers selling sugarcane after he developed an application for them.
Anant can neither hold anything with his hands nor walk on his own. He operates his mobile phone with his nose and uses only one finger to run the laptop. Differentially abled since birth, he always had the flair to study and never compromise his dreams even if life and circumstances were odd for him. He never allowed his identity of a handicapped person come in a way of his academics.
As a part of his academic project, Anant decided to develop an application which will specifically target the jaggery producers of India, the poor farmers who are more often than ever exploited in the markets for their produce by not getting the decent pay for their year-long hard-work.
Anant named the application, ‘Gud Ka Saathi’ and through this application, he believes that such farmers can trade easily after they have registered themselves over this application. The app can expand its market and can prove to be a hub where buyers and the producers meet and strike a deal directly.
Anant in an interview with Hindustan Times said that he always felt jaggery producers don’t get the right price, left with little choice and have to sell for the one-fourth price.
Through the application which he is making, the farmers can easily market their products and can get better prices for it.
According to the young boy, after reaching an advance stage, his application would also illustrate the technique to make flavoured jaggery as they are in huge demand. The application is said to inculcate everything that is required to benefit the farmers as well as the buyers.