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Mud Wall Mud Wall - Centre of Science for Villages

The Wall: Ordinary mud (80% murum & 20% BC soil or clayey soil) is used to make 230 mm thick walls using tile faced mud blocks of 100 mm thick and filling the masonry joints with cement pointing. The mud block wall is rain proof and rodent proof.  This is to be noted that there is no nee

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Vault Roof Vault Roof - Centre of Science for Villages

The Roof is permanently insulated since it consists of a series of arches made up of burnt clay conical tile inserted into one another.

The arches are held tog

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Hollow Brick Production Technology using Soft Extrusion Hollow Brick Production Technology using Soft Extrusion - Development Alternatives - Technology and Action for Rural Advancement

Based on the low cost extruder, Development Alternatives has developed a process for producing hollow bricks. Various experiments have shown that with the soft extrusion technology, a maximum of 14% hollowness can be achieved. The holes are round shaped with three holes equidistant to the length

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Low Cost RCC Frame Low Cost RCC Frame - Development Alternatives - Technology and Action for Rural Advancement

Along with saving of natural forest and reducing climate change effects use of RCC door frames has a highly potential in both urban and rural areas. The door frame produced initially was a good quality product but out-of reach of rural users. This was due to the fact that usually they prepa

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Products from Lantana camara Products from Lantana camara - Himalayan Environmental Studies And Conservation Organisation (HESCO)
The word weed, which came into existence with the human civilization, is generally employed for useless plant which grows along with agriculture crops, grass lands or forest land. Weeds are plants which at a particular place and time are disliked by men. This is because these plants compete with oth

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Storage Structure Storage Structure - Himalayan Environmental Studies And Conservation Organisation (HESCO)

The mechanical properties of Lantana have been utilized for making utility items. In rural areas, in the wake of poor purchasing power, the rural community makes domestic items out of the wood available around. Bamboo has been the major wood used in the past.

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Mosquito Repellent Mosquito Repellent - Himalayan Environmental Studies And Conservation Organisation (HESCO)

Lantana leaves have a definite aroma on burning that can repell mosquitoes. This quality of the plant has been exploited for preparing mosquito repellent cakes from its leaves. Meanwhile, villagers from nearby villages of Dehradun were encouraged to prepare th

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Grewia Optiva Grewia Optiva - Himalayan Environmental Studies And Conservation Organisation (HESCO)

Grewia optiva (bhimal) is a popular tree found near agriculture fields in the hills. It occurs naturally in the field bunds and is conserved by the villagers for its multipurpose utility. It is considered as a family tree of

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Hand Washing System After Use Of Toilets In The Rural Areas Hand Washing System After Use Of Toilets In The Rural Areas - NB Institute for Rural Technology(NBIRT)

Govt. of Tripura has constructed a large number of low cost community sanitary (toilets) systems for poor rural people and schools but these units do not have any running water facilities for washing of hands after the use of toilets. So to maintain proper hygiene of the user, a

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FERRO CEMENT WALL PANELS FERRO CEMENT WALL PANELS - NB Institute for Rural Technology(NBIRT)

NBIRT is promoting Ferro Cement product for rural housing for couple of years. NBIRT has developed this earthquake resistant Ferro Cement Panel by providing wire mesh which are now being used in Tripura. However, this production unit is manual and the quality of the  produc

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 Development Of Improvement In “JAIPUR FOOT” Development Of Improvement In “JAIPUR FOOT” - Gandhigram Trust

Polypropylene based ankle support was designed and fitted in the foot. The total weight of the Ankle support reduced from 143grams to 92grams. Comparison between wooden ankle support with polypropylene ankle support as follows

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Sanitary Napkin And Baby Diaper Sanitary Napkin And Baby Diaper - Gandhigram Trust

Machinery for the production of sanitary napkin and baby diaper was developed. Sanitary napkin technology has been transferred to a number of organizations in the different parts country. A number of women members from SHGs were trained in the unit and started

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Hand operated cement mortar mixer Hand operated cement mortar mixer - Mitraniketan

 

The mortar mixing operation is carried out inside ta specially designed drum. The mixing blades provided within the drum create a shovelling effect which ensures proper mixing. Once

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Rotary Sand Sieve Rotary Sand Sieve - Mitraniketan

Rotary sieve is a cylindrical shaped rotating sieve, with replaceable mesh rolled to the shape of

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Setting up Community Soap Making Unit Setting up Community Soap Making Unit - Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems (CIKS)
  • Problem /need addressed by technology developed:
    Pests cause immense and untold damage to crops and they contribute significantly in the total cost spend for cultivation, due to the excess amount of chemical pesticides adoption. Biopesticidal preparations made by

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The Arsenic Solution Package The Arsenic Solution Package - Development Alternatives - Technology and Action for Rural Advancement
The TARA Arsenic solution package covers the entire spectrum, from testing the levels of Arsenic in drinking water (Jal-TARA Arsenic Testing Kit) to providing purification solutions (Jal-TARA Arsenic Filter). The Jal-TARA Arsenic Testing kit has a broad testing range of 10ppb – 500ppb. It also ensur

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The TARA Paper Recycling Package The TARA Paper Recycling Package - Development Alternatives - Technology and Action for Rural Advancement
Problem addressed India faces severe environmental degradation in which solid waste is a major contributor. Paper use and disposal is growing at a rapid rate causing large amount of wastage of paper. There is a large potential to facilitate and support small groups and organizations for setting up

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The TARA EcoKiln Package The TARA EcoKiln Package - Development Alternatives - Technology and Action for Rural Advancement
Problem addressed With the production of approximately 200 billion bricks every yearthe Indian brick industry is an informal rural industry using traditional production methods which are resource inefficient and highly polluting, along with serious social implications such as unsanitary and hazardo

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Production of Biopesticide – Trichoderma viride using local resources Production of Biopesticide – Trichoderma viride using local resources - Vivekananda Institute of Biotechnology
The innovative approach uses locally available low cost ingredients for the preparation of the growth medium. The constituent of the medium is formulated as, cow dung 200 g/L, wheat flour 25-30 g/L and agar powder 6 g /L. The content can be sterilized even in pressure cooker if autoclave is not avai

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Technology for testing soil, leaves and produce for advisory service to farmers. Technology for testing soil, leaves and produce for advisory service to farmers. - Shri AMM Murugappa Chettiar Research Centre (MCRC)
The conventional technologies for testing the quality of soil, leaves and produce are time consuming, expensive and doesn’t address the life forces involved. At MCRC, the procedure for carrying out the testing was standardized and the image interpreted by comparing biochemical parameters for testi

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Relief Mural Art Relief Mural Art - Integrated Rural Technology Centre (IRTC)
Relief Mural Art in clay is of exquisite beauty. Any one with an artistic bend of mind can learn it and there will be many takers for this type of art. IRTC is trying to promote this.

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Ornament making Ornament making - Integrated Rural Technology Centre (IRTC)
Traditional clay ornaments or terracotta Jewellery has made its place today in the fashion industry. Humble red clay used to mould earthen pots and pans has won tremendous popularity and has become a trendy ornament for women of all age groups. These ornaments are environment friendly and easily aff

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Pottery Pottery - Integrated Rural Technology Centre (IRTC)

Decoupage is a French word meaning decoration of pot. This technique is essentially meant for value addition of terracotta by fixing the photograph of persons, paintings, logos of organizations etc. Since personalized gift items can be prepared, there is good demand for these. The capital investm

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Pabal Domes Pabal Domes - Vigyan Ashram
PABAL DOMES - At Vighyan Ashram, Pabal, you will see many dome shaped structures, which are used as houses, are made by students of Vigyan Ashram. Vigyan Ashram has its special way to create it and VA also has developed this manual which gives you step by step instruction to construct a dome. Dome o

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