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Panipuri Serving Takes the Contactless Route


As COVID-19 has brought a new-normal to humanity, with contactless payment methods being the most strong standing examples, one entrepreneur in Hyderabad decided to take the same route with serving panipuri. That’s right, even panipuri is served through a contactless manner by a machine invented by the entrepreneur, Nagireddy Mano Sai.

Speaking of contactless payment systems, a report by, projected that the worldwide growth of contactless payments will reach $ 1.6 trillion by 2024. By the looks of it, these payment systems are most likely here to stay. For they are fast, secure and easy to purchase products.

Since the coronavirus has brought a new lifestyle to the world and all of humanity will have to follow suit until the day this biological horror comes to an end.

Contactless payment methods and other social distancing practices may seem small, but speak volumes. As it prevents the spread of this deadly virus, which is a first major step towards curbing the virus’ spread.

As a matter of fact, in India the Reserve Bank of India decided to maximize the limits of contactless credit card payments and e-mandates for recurring transactions done through cards and UPI. The RBI move, which has been welcomed by banks and fintech, has the potential to increase the average value of transactions and drive India's economy closer to becoming a cashless economy. Cardholders would be able to make secure contactless transactions worth up to Rs. 5000 as a result of the RBI's decision. This would also help end-users pay utility bills, invest, pay off two-wheeler EMIs, pay off consumer durable EMIs, and more using the UPI AutoPay technology.

Then there’s Arogya Setu and CoWin which are not only making registrations for vaccinations, but are even detecting the places where there are cases among others. On that account, over 50 countries have taken a liking to having CoWin in their country.

Back to the young entrepreneur behind the panipuri serving machine, he says that "during my college days, I started constructing a prosthetic hand to answer current challenges in prosthetics. It was also approved by the Indian institute of sciences”.

The goal of the Swayam machine is to deliver delicious cuisine without compromising hygiene.

Sai conveyed how his parents have been supportive of his craze for innovation and especially when he joined the startup. As COVID-19 spread, we learned to stay hygienic, which is when I decided to start something new for eating panipuri while being hygienic. When I did some research on panipuri serving machines, I discovered that there is a semi-automatic equipment on the market, but it is not entirely automated. That is when I got the idea to develop this machine says Sai.

This is a tiny and fully automated panipuri serving machine, he added. It's the world's first tiny panipuri serving machine, with a 300-puri capacity. It has a semi-automated cleaning mechanism that makes cleaning a breeze. It has a secure payment system based on RFID. The goal of the Swayam machine is to deliver delicious cuisine without compromising hygiene. We've filed a patent application for the design.

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