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    Young girl from Odidha name Lalita Prasida Sripada Srisai has won the the ‘Community Impact Award’ at the prestigious Google Science Fair. The award was given to her for her project low-cost bio-absorbent based water purifier which uses waste corn cobs as key ingredient.

    Lalita Prasida Sripada Srisai is currently studying at DPS Damanjodi. She has recieved 10,000 US dollars as prize money. It is said that Lalita will be further supported for one year by the organisation to build on her project.

    The winners of the fifth annual Google Science Fair were announced live from Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California. Google Science Fiar the online Science competition is sponsor by Google, Lego, Virgin Galactic, National Geographic and Scientific American. The competition was started in the year 2011. Young talents, from 13 to 18 years aged all across the world are invited to take part in competition and present creative and interesting scientific projects that are relevant to today’s world.

    As reported by the Hindu Mr. Padhi said the water purifier developed by Lalita if produced in large scale would be a great help for the poor living in rural areas of south Odisha, who still do not have any access to pure water.

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