"The stationary bicycle generates power. The pedalling turns a flywheel, which spins a generator that charges the attached battery," Bhargava said while unveiling the product.

He further said the cycle is estimated to be priced between Rs 12,000-15,000 and will be available by March next year. One hour of pedalling can meet a rural household’s electricity needs for 24 hours, including running lights, a small fan and charging a cell phone -— all without electricity bills, fuel costs or pollution, a statement issued by him said.

Bhargava cited he had a discussion about the product with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "I had a discussion with Modiji about a year ago," he cited.

Bhargava was also not very enthusiastic about collaborating with government departments. "...if I go to a government department...they are not bad people but efficiency is zero. Besides, it will take six months to decide which department of the government should help me out," he stated.

Bhargava said he will first start selling the product in Uttarakhand and later target rest of the domestic market. He also said that Uttarakhand is a power surplus state but households face electricity shortages and this product can help them meet their basic requirements.

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