Bengaluru:  Union minister Ramesh Pokhriyal launched Durokea Series. It is developed by IIT Hyderabad researchers. 

It is a hygiene product developed to fight COVID-19 virus spreading. 

What is to be known is that the product is aligned with the vision of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to attain self-reliance. 

Starting at a rate of Rs 189, it is touted to kill 99.99% of germs. It leaves behind the long-lasting protective nanoscale coating up to 35 days till next wash, he said.

What is salient about this product is that it kills germs within 60 seconds and extends protection on a prolonged period. 

A statement from the ministry of education adds that the antimicrobial property of DuroKea products has been tested and certified by Indian Government accredited lab and field-tested at the IIT Hyderabad campus, he added.

Director IIT Hyderabad, Prof. BS Murty said, “IIT Hyderabad is always at the forefront of the cute-edge research. It has proven time and again, especially during this pandemic time. IITH has delivered many solutions, including Low-cost Ventilators, Effective Mask, Mobile Apps and Fast COVID-19 Test-Kit. Durokea is one such unique invention to come out of IIT Hyderabad to fight against COVID-19”.