Applications invited for validation/value addition in grassroots community biological practices


                                                          SRISTI INVITES PROPOSALS
SRISTI invites Proposals from Science Students of Universities and Institutions for BIRAC-SRISTI Appreciation Awards of Rs 1.00 Lakh each, to reveal the science and develop the products/proof of concept. The source of innovations for this support will be only the Sristi’s Grassroots database. Students of respective field/area (Life science, Microbiology, Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmacy, etc.) can participate in the SRISTI-BIRAC initiative by submitting the Proposal in the prescribed format (as per the Annexure-I), on the following topics. Mentoring Faculty of respective students can also be associated with project as supervisor.

Sr. No.

Name of Disease

Expectation

Topic/Theme*

Source

Innovator

Practice*

Grassroots Practices

 

1

Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV)

Product Development (Control of TMV)

1. a. Designing an invitro experiment to show the efficacy of different milk to inactivate the virus and their multiplication.
b. Quantitative determination of Proteases, DNase and RNase in Cow milk, Goat milk, Buffalo milk and Buttermilk.
c. Standardization of Doses of enzymes (Proteases, DNase and RNase) to control the Virus.

Honey Bee, 1992 Vol. 3(2):2
KNW0010000001230

R Sundara Raman,  Erode, Tamil Nadu

Tobacco growers put their hands in a pot of fresh milk every time after transplanting a few seedlings. This is done to prevent diffusion of Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV).

In order to prevent the infestation, Raman from Erode makes use of skimmed milk. He makes a solution of five litres of skimmed milk in 100 litres of water. He then sprays the solution after a month on one-acre of land of the tobacco farm.

2

Wilt

Proof of concept

2. To develop a formulation from PLANT 'X' to control wilt and standardize its effective doses in invitro and farm conditions.

5th Shodh Yatra (Panchmahal, Gujarat to Bansawara, Rajasthan), May-June 2000

 Shankarbhai

 

About 4 kg green leaves of PLANT 'X'   are extracted. Prepare 1 kg of solution and spray on crop.

3

Termite Incidence

Product Development (Termite control)

3. To develop a formulation from PLANT 'X' as per practice and evaluate its effectiveness using different doses and in different fields to control termite.

5th Shodh Yatra (Panchmahal Gujarat to Bansawara Rajasthan), May-June 2000

Durgashankar D. Nagar, Kangaliya,

Bagidara, Banswada

 

PLANT 'X' leaves ash are mixed with cow dung and the mixture is dipped in to culture near mango tree.

4

Termite Incidence

Product Development(Termite control)

4. To develop a formulation from PLANT 'X' as per practice and evaluate its effectiveness in different crops and field to control termite.

9th Shodh Yatra Samadara to Bhadarva (Gujarat) June,2002

Makwana Ratilal Pratapsinh, Muvadi,

Bariya, Dahod

 

Leaf and branch of PLANT 'X'  isused for termite control.

5

Weevil in grain

Product Development (Weevil control)

5. To develop a formulation from PLANT 'X' as per practice and evaluate its efficacy at different dose in weevil control.

9th Shodh Yatra Samadara to Bhadarva (Gujarat) June,2002

Harijan Bhemabhai Papodbhai,

Nani Badibar, Limkheda, Panchmahal

 

 

Leaves of PLANT 'X'   is used for weevil control.

6

Storage pest

Proof of concept (Storage pest control)

6. To develop a formulation from PLANT 'X' as per practice and evaluate its effectiveness in storage pest to develop a marketable product.

23rd Shodh Yatra Fangia to Aamkhunt (Madhya Pradesh – Gujarat) June,2009

Kamtiben Mohanbhai Rathva, Sadara, Devgadh Bariya, Dahod

 

Ash from the bark of PLANT 'X' ismix with grain.

7

Retarded growth

Product Development (Growth promoter)

7. To develop a formulation from PLANT 'X' & PLANT 'Y' and evaluate its growth promotion effect in pot and field experiment and generate the proof for knowing how growth promotion effect is achieved. A) Does it enhance the expression of nutrient transporters, B.) Mediate the activity by influencing Rhizosphere microbial population

9th Shodh Yatra Samadara to Bhadarva (Gujarat) June,2002

Bariya Saburbhai Bhikhabhai, Ankaliya, Devgadh Bariya

 

 

 

Leaves of PLANT 'X'   and PLANT 'Y'  are used for chilli bed preparation.

8

Larval Incidence

Product Development (Larval Incidence Control)

8. Isolation and characterization of volatile compound from PLANT 'X' responsible to give insect repellent activity.

SRISTI Database:
NIF0050000010122, Ahmedabad/ 2000/ 1

Becharbhai Fatabhai Patel,

Village - Talod, Taluka - Prantij,

Dist. - Sabarkantha

Take 200 g of PLANT 'X'   and put on fire. It releases fumes. This fume is spread on external area of farm which control insects. 500 g of PLANT 'X'   is sufficient for 1 bigha of plantation. It is necessary to spread fume at every week. It controls 75-80% of insect. This is traditional technology.

9

Leaf Curl

Product Development (Remedy for leaf curl)

9.  Isolation and characterization of volatile compound from PLANT 'X' responsible to give the activity.

SRISTI Database:
Dtp0010000003048, Nif0050000004278, Dahod-98/3

Rameshbhai Virsinhbhai Bariya,

Villege- Nana Puvada,

Ta-Devgudh Bariya,Di-Dahod.

Ph.no.02678 220884(pp)

Take 20 g of PLANT 'X' gum, 50 g of PLANT 'Y' flour and 50 g of INGREDIENT ‘Z’ . Mix it well. Put this mixture inside pot and allow it to burn under fire. Fumes are released from this mixture and spread with broom and paper towards Capsicum annum farm. If plantation is in more areas then add more amount of ingredients. Apply this procedure for 3-4 days which effect flowering and enhance flowers on crop.

10

Blister Beetle in Maize

Product Development (Control of Blister Beetle)

10. Trapping the semiochemicals with suitable technique and their Gas Chromatographic (GC) study. 11.  Bioassay of trapped semiochemicals to support its usefulness in push-pull of Blister beetle in maize.

Honey Bee, Vol. 3(2), 19, 1992

1. Vasava Rupajibhai Kalibhai, Vill: Vagalkhor, Via: Bhilod, Tal:Valiya, Dist:Bharuch, comm: Pandya  2. Botabhai M. Rajvadiya, Vill:Dodvada, Tal: Valiya, Dist:Bharuch

 

Catch 1-2 ‘Sunga’ (Blister beetle)  and crush it with 2-3 leaves of PLANT 'X'  by rubbing on palms. Peculiar smell comes from the ruptured mixture of leaves and insects. According to user of this practice, ‘Sunga’ will fly away in the direction of wind due to peculiar odour. As soon as the smell is over or reduced from material (after 2- minutes) fresh insects and leaves are crushed to replicate the treatment continuously. All the insects fly away in one direction quickly.

11

Incidence of Beetles in Bajra

Product Development (Control of Beetles)

12. Trapping the semiochemicals with suitable technique and their Gas Chromatographic (GC) study. 13.  Bioassay of trapped semiochemicals to support its usefulness in push-pull of beetle in bajra.

Honey Bee Vol. 4 (2&3) Apr-Sept 1993

Shri Madhavarao Shankar Rao Patil,  Village Pimpalagam Hareshwar, Chopde Taluk, Jalgaon District, Maharashtra

 

Mr. Patil says that when the leaves of PLANT 'X'   are crushed on the palms of the hands and the person moves in the field of Bajra, the ‘sosehinge’ (beetles) are driven away from the crop;  the crushed plants have a repellent action against these beetles.

12

Leaf drying in Paddy

Product Development (Control of leaf drying)

14. Trapping the semiochemicals with suitable technique and their Gas Chromatographic (GC) study. 15.  Bioassay of trapped semi chemicals to support its usefulness in control of drying in paddy.

Honey Bee Vol. 7 (3) July-Sep 1996

Sri Beligere Krishnasastry, Challakere Taluk, Karnataka

 

Grind the seeds and pieces of dried PLANT 'X'   into fine powder. Put this powder over coal fire and pass the fumes over the paddy field, affected by the drying disease. This treatment prevents many types of diseases affecting paddy or ragi.

13

Incidence of leaf rollers and hoppers in Paddy

Product Development (Control of leaf rollers and hoppers)

16. Trapping the semiochemicals with suitable technique and their Gas Chromatographic (GC) study. 17.  Bioassay of trapped semiochemicals to support its usefulness in control of leaf rollers and hoppers in paddy.

Honey Bee, Vol.  7 (4) Oct.-Dec.1996

Sri. Mahadeva Sheshu Nayak and Sri.Tekugaru Nayak, Bavikeri village, Ankola Taluka.

 

 

Leaves of PLANT 'X'  arespread in fields. The peculiar smell of this plant has the property of repelling insects like leaf rollers and hoppers.

14

Problem of weed (Cynodon dactylon) in crops

Product Development (Weed Control)

18. Evaluation of practice after application in monocot or dicot weeds in field condition. 19. Germination assay of dicot and monocot weeds by soaking the seeds in aqueous extract of cumin stock. 20. Suitable enzyme assay or Chlorophyll / Carotenoid content determination after application in field, in dicot and monocot weeds.

Honey Bee, Vol. 7(4):19, 1996

Devashijibhai Hathijibhai Thakor, Vill :Kathi, Dist : Mehasana

 

Spread the stalk of PLANT 'X'   in the field in summer. In the monsoons, the rain water gets absorbed in the stalks before filtering down to the soil. It is believed that the water filtering through the PLANT 'X' stalks prevents the germination and growth of the ‘Dharo’(Cynodon dactylon) . He claims that even crops could not be grown in the field where PLANT 'X'  stalks were incorporated.

15

Blast in paddy

Product Development (Control of the blast disease)

21. Evaluation of antifungal activity of aqueous and different solvent extract of Careya arborea. 22. Determination of MIC of extracts agaist different fungal pathogens including Pyricularia oryzae.

Honey Bee, Vol.  8(4) Oct-Dec 1997

Purshottama Rao, Dist: Shimoga

 

The paddy blast disease is caused by a fungus called Pyricularia oryzae. To control this fungus, two to three kg of PLANT 'X' bark are crushed in water and applied to paddy fields.

16

Helicoverpa armigera in cotton

Product Development (Control of Helicoverpa armigera)

23. To develop an effective formulation from PLANT 'X' & PLANT 'Y' as per practice and standardize its doses from higher concentration (200 ml/l) to  lower concentration for controlling Helicoverpa armigera in cotton.

SRISTI Database:
NIF-949

 Arjanbhai Dhulabhai Kodarvi Khandora ubari(post), Danta(taluk), Banaskantha(Dt), Gujarat

To control caterpillar in cotton crop innovator uses 1 kg PLANT 'X' leaves and 2 kg PLANT 'Y'  bark. Grind the fresh leaves and bark and add 15 litre water in it. Spray this on crop. You can see the result within three days. Repeat the spray at 8 to 9 days and 70 % caterpillar can be controlled.

17

Insects in cotton and ground- nut

Product Development (Control of the insects)

24. To develop an effective formulation from PLANT 'X' & INGREDIENT 'Z' as per practice and standardize its doses from higher concentration (200 ml/L) to lower concentration for controlling pests.

SRISTI Database:
DTP001000003616

Vitthalbhai Merabhai, Velala (Village),Muli(Taluka), Surendranagar(District), Gujarat

Make powder of PLANT 'X'   seed and soak it in water for 12 to 15 hours. Rub fresh leaves of PLANT 'Y' and add in to boiling water. Filter it and add PLANT 'Y' fruit oil. Also filter PLANT 'X' solution. Mix both the solution and add lime water and boil it for 1 hour. Again filter the solution and let it cool.  Spray this on cotton and groundnut crop.

18

Incidence of Aphids in cotton

Product Development (Control of Aphids)

25. To develop an effective formulation from PLANT 'X' as per practice and standardize its doses from higher concentration (200 ml/L) to lower concentration for controlling pests. 26.  To develop proof of concept suspension culture of PLANT 'X' hypodermal cells to produce compounds similar to cultivated / wild grown plants.

SRISTI Database:
DTP0010000000849

Babubhai Appabhai Vaghoshi, Gadhada(Village), Savarkerndla(Taluka), Bhavnagar(District), Gujarat,

 

 

 

Aphid starts infecting cotton crop at age of 30 to 40 days. To control that PLANT 'X' leaves are slightly heated to obtain 200 ml extract. Add this extract in to 10 litre water and spray.

19

Incidence of Helicoverpa and Aphid

Product Development (Control of Helicoverpa and Aphid)

27. To Develop a suspension culture of PLANT 'X' and PLANT 'X' clums hypodermal and associated cells to produce vinegar in invitro condition and test its efficacy.

28th Shodh Yatra  (Sailam- Melriat, Aizawl District ,Mizoram) December 2011

Prashant Kumar Sharma, 09401357562

 

Make vinegar from PLANT 'X' and PLANT 'Y'. It is used to control pest in crops.

Grassroots Knowledge based products developed at SRISTI Lab.

20

Eczema & Psoriasis

Clinical Trial

28. To evaluate the efficacy of Zematic, a product developed at SRISTI for Eczema & Psoriasis.

Product: Zematic

Shri Ramajibhimaji Parmar, Community knowledge

 

Product available at SRISTI.

21

Crack in heal

Clinical Trial

29. To evaluate the efficacy of Care & Care, a product developed at SRISTI for cracks in heels.

Product: Care & Care

Community Knowledge

 

Product available at SRISTI

22

Muscular Pain

Clinical Trial

30. To evaluate the efficacy of PainRelief a product developed at SRISTI for muscular pain.

Product: Painrelief

Shri Ramajibhimaji Parmar, Shri Samatbhai Solanki, Community knowledge

 

 

Product available at SRISTI.

23

Wound healing

Clinical Trial

31. To evaluate the efficacy of Herboheal, a product developed at SRISTI for wound healing.

Product: Herboheal

Shri Devkaranbhai L. Rabari, Shri Naranbhai D. Rabari, Shri Jagataben Damor, Shri Lilaji M. Parmar, Shri Becharbhai S. Devgania, Shri Haribhai M. Narolla

 

 

 

 

Product available at SRISTI.

24

Mosquito Repellent

Clinical Trial

32. To evaluate the efficacy of Mosqhit, a product developed at SRISTI for repelling Mosquito.

Product: Mosqhit

Public Domain Knowledge

 

Product available at SRISTI.

Note: Table contains the list of 32 Topics from 24 Practices, for project proposal.
* Name of the Plant will be revealed to the Project Investigator after the signing of non-disclosure agreement (NDA)

Format of application:

Proposal should be submitted in following format (Annexure I in HTML) simple two page format more than one applicant can be given same project to generate multiple solutions for the same problem or purpose

Support of lab:

Proposals can be pursued by students in their own lab under faculty guidance or they can come to sristi and avail of its lab facilities, actual cost of consumables and minimum overhead will be chargeable to the projects out of the fellowship granted for the purpose.

Outcome:

Open access solution to improve the quality of life of local communities in do-it-yourself format or protected technologies which may be licensed by commercial partnership between community concerned and the commercial entity or given to small start-ups for sharing benefits with the community concerned after obtaining their prior informed consent in the case of unique knowledge.

Time period:

3-4 months or longer as the case may be but not more than one year.

Please send PDF file of duly complete project proposal by email to pmugyti@sristi.org or apply on line

The last date for the submission of proposal is 30/09/2016.

Downloads

Annexure I

For any detail you may contact:

Dr. Nirmal S Sahay
BIRAC SRISTI PMU
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Nr. Gujarat University Library and SBI
Navrangpura
Ahmedabad-380 009
India
Tel: 079-27912792, 27913293

Email: pmugyti@sristi.org