The Roystian Foundation of Hubli, a non-governmental organization, will launch machines from February 14th that will sell food for stray dogs in exchange for an empty plastic bottle.

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UPDATED FEB 03. 2021, 5:43 pm IS

The Roystian Foundation of Hubli, a non-governmental organization, will launch machines from February 14th that will sell food for stray dogs in exchange for an empty plastic bottle. It is a unique idea to prevent stray dogs from starving while the environment remains plastic free. Video surveillance is also attached to the machine called NIHIT for surveillance purposes.

The NGO will install the machine in different parts of Dharwad district, said Santosh Kurdekar, a member of the group.

“We are planning to install 50 machines in Hubli, 10 of which will be installed in Hubli on February 14th. We also plan to install 750 machines in the country,” he told ANI.

“As soon as the bottle is inserted, the dog is fed a certain amount of dog food in a bowl. There is also the option of introducing water to be fed to the dogs. The CCTV camera installed in the machine sends its surveillance food directly to the local police station.” explained Santosh. Another member, Priyanka Kolvekar, said the concept of recycling plastic was the culmination of the initiative.

“Once the vending machine is empty, the plastic bottles are removed from the machine and sent to the recycling center. Women can feel safe around the machine as a security camera is installed to monitor the area,” she said.

She also thanked industrialist Ratan Tata and Indian actor Sonu Sood for the inspiration to develop the initiative.

This story was published by a wire agency feed with no changes to the text. Only the heading was changed.

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