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Devesh Patel for outstanding grassroots innovation- Ginger and Turmeric processing machine that delivers value-addition, reduction of drudgery and cost effectiveness for consumers.

Educated in Bachelor of Computer Application (B.C.A.), Devesh Rameshbhai Patel left his profession to become a full-time farmer growing Ginger, Turmeric, Potato, chips potato Yam, Elephant Foot yam, (suran) sorghum, wheat, maze(popcorn verity) and adding value to them by processing it before exporting them to international markets. Instead of traditional farming, he chose innovative farming … Continue reading

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Shrimati Ritaben Vora for outstanding contribution in women empowerment, livelihood generation, education on agricultural value addition and organic farming.

Rita Ben Batuk Bhai Vora  (M) : 9428210652 My father pursued the concept of a new training based on Gandhian philosophy, his study, and later in his life he happened to work in such organizations. He studied in Lokbharati Sanosara which emphasised training based on national education / gramachmukh folk philosophy and there after he … Continue reading

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Ranjitsinh Disale is a Primary School Teacher. He has been in education domain for around 9 years.  Currently he is working as Assistant Teacher at Zilla Parishad Primary School, Paritewadi Tq. Madha, Dist. Solapur.  He began journey as teacher in 2009, after completion of his Diploma in Education. He had completed his post-graduation in Journalism … Continue reading

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IMC inclusive innovation awards

Announcement   Sristi, as knowledge partners of  IMC, is making a joint call for IMC Inclusive Innovation Awards 2017 for GENZ-Special Award for the Young Innovator Category (Age group 13 – 23 years). 2017 is the fourth cycle of the Award.  The first three cycles evinced, high level of interest and participation from grassroot innovators across the country. The … Continue reading

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celebrating inclusive grassroots innovations: Third festival of innovation

The Festival of Innovation (FOIN) is a unique initiative of the Office of the President of India to recognise, respect and reward grassroots innovations and foster a supportive ecosystem.  President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the FOIN at Rashtrapati Bhavan today lauding the contributions of the grassroots innovators. Thanks to the support of his office, the  FOIN … Continue reading

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a legacy of inclusive grassroots innovation

What is common among Santosh Pachar, a lady farmer from Rajasthan, Paresh Panchal, a mechanic from Gujarat, Akash a tenth class student from Tamil Nadu, Shalini, a student from Patna and six other innovators from around the country?Hosted by The President of India as innovation scholar in residence along with two artists and writers at … Continue reading

Unfolding Entrepreneurial Potential in Millions of Villages: Can Digital Networks Help?
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Unfolding Entrepreneurial Potential in Millions of Villages: Can Digital Networks Help?

The asymmetry in access to resources, institutions and technologies between urban and rural areas is enormous. Therefore, many creative people in the rural areas are unable to fully exploit their potential, not because they don’t have ideas or the persistence to pursue them, but because they lack an appreciative peer group. The idea of setting … Continue reading