Husband-wife scientist duo from Assam develops scented candles that kill mosquitoes

Husband-wife scientist duo from Assam develops scented candles that kill mosquitoes

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JORHAT: Two scientists -- husband and wife -- in Assam have developed a method to kill mosquitoes -- while maintaining a pleasant aroma in the room. Sounds rather miraculous, doesn't it? The scientists, formerly of the premier North East Institute of Science and Technology, Jorhat, Assam, have developed special scented candles made from oils found in the Northeast Indian states that can keep mosquitoes at bay.

Pinakshi Sengupta and Alakananda Sengupta, both retired, are yet to slow down a single step, as their timely invention has been recognized and lauded for its breakthrough nature. Presently, the duo is operating their business - which they have named as 'SHE-wali Home Enterprise' - from their own residence in Pulibor, Jorhat. Interestingly, they have placed an emphasis on women empowerment through their enterprise, as is evident from the very name of the organization.

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"This herbal mosquito repellant and fragrant candles are made following the methods devised by top scientists. They are made using a mixture of herbal oils that give a synergistic effect," Pinakshi Sengupta said, adding that if these candles are burnt for half an hour, the room will be free from mosquitoes.

The duo asserts that their scented candles are completely scientific, and free from "side effects" -- which is something that cannot be said of the other mosquito repellants available in the market. "Moreover, all the raw materials needs to manufacture this is available in the Northeast Indian states," they have confirmed.

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