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RAVINDRA PARDESI: Sri RAVINDRA and his wife Smt SHOBHA PARDESI,are husband and wife team,working at India, on Mannan type of solar cookers. They have improved the design and have tried out various methods of staking cooking vessels. Visit to their site is also a must. E-mail:

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