Know How This 17-Year-Old Found Cost-Effective Alternative To Insecticides & Received International Honours

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Sarvesh Prabhu, a 17-year-old research intern at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), was among the many contestants at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Atlanta who were exhibiting their months-long research and developed projects. Sarvesh, representing India, presented a cost-effective bio-insecticide formulated from the leaves of the custard apple tree, popularly known as Ramphal. The project was viewed widely as a game-changer and bagged the third prize and a cash reward of US $1000.

The research intern participated in the biochemistry category and developed a cost-effective bio-insecticide from the abundantly found Ramphal leaves. The project titled, 'A novel study of bio-insecticidal properties of Annona Reticulata' initially took form during his research time at ICRISAT. The outcome of it was taken to the event, which happens to be among the world's largest pre-college science fairs, according to a report by the New Indian Express.

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