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Vol 7 Issue 30, Jul 22 - 28, 2016
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Low-cost hygiene
Low-cost hygiene

By designing a terracotta incinerator, costing just one tenth of the incinerator that runs on electricity, Shyamsunder Bedekar of Gujarat has ushered in a revolution in women’s hygiene in rural and semi-rural areas, says Kavita Kanan Chandra

  Posted    23-Jul-2016    Vol 7 Issue 30
Cool relief
Cool relief

Overhearing a home tutor’s physics lecture to his son, Ashis Paul of Grey Dhaka designed a cooling devise, bringing relief to poor Bangladeshis reeling under heat without power, says G Singh

  Posted    11-Jun-2016    Vol 7 Issue 24
From Thailand
From Thailand

Thailand may help India tackle its sanitation crisis with its four toilet-related innovations that have harnessed technology to solve the problem of untreated waste, says Bajinder Pal Singh

  Posted    04-Jun-2016    Vol 7 Issue 23
Power tree
Power tree

A ‘solar power tree’, developed by a government laboratory, takes just four square feet of space but produces power for five households. It looks like a tree that can be squeezed on rooftops

  Posted    21-May-2016    Vol 7 Issue 21
Life saver
Life saver

A flood early warning system that saved countless lives in Nepal when it transmitted messages about the rising water levels in the Ratu Khola can be replicated in Bihar’s Kosi, says Imran Khan

  Posted    09-May-2016    Vol 7 Issue 19
Watershed innovation
Watershed innovation

Bhungroo in Gujarati means a hollow pipe. But Biplab Ketan Paul gave the word a new meaning by an innovation that has led to water availability, soil improvement and women empowerment, thus helping 14,000 farmers, says Kavita Kanan Chandra

  Posted    04-Apr-2016    Vol 7 Issue 14
Farmers’ friend
Farmers’ friend

A simple innovation has helped women farmers of Jharkhand, where parboiled rice is the staple food. The technology by an NGO has cut down wastage of paddy during parboiling, says Saadia Azim

  Posted    15-Feb-2016    Vol 7 Issue 7
Water saver
Water saver

The innovation by Uttam Banerjee is a godsend to the country that needs to go in for water conservation in a big way. Fitting Zerodor, a polymeric wall, to ceramic urinals would save 50,000 to 1,51,000 litres of water, says Narendra Kaushik

  Posted    02-Feb-2016    Vol 7 Issue 5
Rescue robot
Rescue robot

‘Borewell robot’ that can save children from borewells will now be used by fire service and NDRF. Its innovator, a former plumber, built it after his son escaped death, says P C Vinoj Kumar

  Posted    23-Nov-2015    Vol 6 Issue 47
Drive the PUV
Drive the PUV

A family car, a pickup truck, a mini-generator and more - all rolled into one for a genre called Personal Utility Vehicle. Partho Burman checks out the one of a kind vehicle, Multix MX, that’s been launched to meet the needs of entrepreneurs 

  Posted    05-Oct-2015    Vol 6 Issue 40
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