37thShodhYatra–Ayee(Maharashtra) to Colamb(Goa) from 11thto 17th May, 2016
Literate or not, Indians are getting very innovative realises, RATNADEEP BANERJI.
Seventy one year old Amrutlal Agrawat is from Pikhor village in Junagarh, Gujarat. He lost his father at the tender age of 7 and remained a landless labourer for 15 long years. In 1965, he started making farming equipment. Someone from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad got to know about his work and got very impressed and got him associated with organisations like Society for Research and Initiative for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI)and the National Innovation Foundation to further develop his designs and receive patents. His prototype of a three-wheeled tiller has been adopted in the hilly terrains of Kenya with the initiative of USAID.
IIT-Kharagpur has outperformed 276 institutes from across the country who participated in the Gandhian Young Technology Innovation (GYTI) awards in Delhi by bagging maximum number of laurels.
"After four rounds of evaluation, 19 teams have been selected for innovation awards and 24 for appreciation. Of the 19 awards, 15 awardees in Medical and Biotech innovations category will get Department of Biotechnology sponsored (BITAC-SRISTI) grant of Rs 15 lakh each to further their prototypes," an IIT release said.
AHMEDABAD: In search of knowledge from distant parts of the country, the 36th Shodh Yatra, a journey to find creativity and innovation was conducted at Ziro village in Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh during Janaury 17 to 22 by Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI).
The Shodh Yatra walk began from Ziro and ended at Yetap comprising a distance of 80 km covering 23 villages and 18 schools en route. The Yatra was led by professor Anil Gupta of IIM Ahmedabad who was accompanied by around 72 Shodh Yatris persons who took part in the journey.