Check this out: Mitticool

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  1. sayareakd

    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    Guys today some one has informed about this guy and what he did, he was invited for lecture in one of IIMs. check him out

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    Mr. Manshuk Lal Raghavjibhai Prajapati born – 19-10-1965 village wankaner (gujarat) dis. rajkot.

    I started my journey as a supervisor in roof tiles manufacturer company of gujarat.

    At the year of 1989 i started making tavdi (tawa) from the taraquta mud i got unbelievable response from market then i started to develop at 1997 launched mitti cool water filter successfully then after at 2002 i launched mitti cool refrigrator .

    In 2004 mitti cool (non stick tawa) 2005 i got award from national and state rural development now i am roaming all over india with my different artistic products now days i got orders from abroad and peoples like to use my natural refrigerator / filter.

    My aim is to provide all luxurious things to country wide peoples who cant imagine to afford electronic goods . my success key is my parents blessing’s and my family support.


    MittiCool - Clay Products, Mitti cool Refrigerator, tawa, non stick tawa, clay tawa

    his products

    Mitti Cool Refrigerator

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    Description :

    A fridge for the common man that does not require electricity and keeps food fresh too. With this basic parameter in mind Mansukhbhai came up with Mitticool, a fridge made of clay. It works on the principle of evaporation. Water from the upper chambers drips down the side, and gets evaporated taking away heat from the inside , leaving the chambers cool. The top upper chamber is used to store water. A small lid made from clay is provided on top. A small faucet tap is also provided at the front lower end of chamber to tap out the water for drinking use. In the lower chamber, two shelves are provided to store the food material. The first shelf can be used for storing vegetables, fruits etc. and the second shelf can be used for storing milk etc. Cool and affordable, this clay refrigerator is a very good option to keep food, vegetables and even milk naturally fresh for days.

    Silent Feature :

    Better preserves the original taste of fruits and vegetables.
    Very good alternative for the rural people who may not afford the conventional refrigerator due to high initial cost and its maintenance cost.
    It does not require any maintenance.

    It cost around Rs.2700/-


    Non Stick Coated Earthen Tawa
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    Description :

    Non Stick coated Tawas are essential part of kitchen to prepare south Indian and low oil food but the coventional Non Stick coated tawas is costly and its life is about one year. Innovator came out with innovative solution and made a fusion of traditional and modern technology. He is master of making clay tawas because it is his family business and he learned the modern technology of Non Stick coating. The combination takes shape of solution, in which he made a Non Stick coating on conventional clay tawa. He used black Non Stick because black colour is a good heat absorber that is good for the cooking.

    Salient Feature :

    Non-stick coating provides low oil cooking facility.
    Non-stick surface prevent to sticking of food at bottom.
    Food grade Non Stick gives a healthy food.
    Clay generates a unique taste to the foods.
    Life of Non Stick is equal to conventional coated tawas.
    Cheaper cost makes it affordable.
    Available in 7" and 9" diameter.
    Innovative product is ready, packed in good packaging. This tawa got very good responses from customers all over India and abroad also.

    Clay Cooker

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    Description :

    This Clay Cooker has been made from special clay.

    How to Use: After completion of making food using Cooker, please do not put cooker directly on the floor or kitchen top, but put cooker on the stand.

    Washing Method: Before washing it, take out all the food from the cooker and then fill it with water. Leave for 10 minutes before washing. Please use soft brush.

    Advantages :

    Makes Tasty Food, Keeps Food Sweet, Keeps body healthy.

    their are other products too.

    yesterday he told in IIM that he is going to make mud hut that would be ask cool as AC, its temperature would be below 15 degrees.

    BTW all the things are patented and his trade name is registered Trade Mark. :hail::hail::hail::hail::hail::hail:
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    i was also informed that all things are tested in Govt lab and passed all its tests. IIM has come forward to help him out.
     
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    Yes, I saw this on some youtube video a while ago. A nice innovation from the rural guys. They should be supported by govt. to encourage them to innovate newer and useful productive things in the context of rural economy.
     
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    it is again proved that you do not have to be highly educated to invent things....hats off to this gentleman.
     
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    I doubt if it really works..
     
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    it was tested by Govt lab and he sold about 2000 Refrigerators. IIMs funded him after he failed to pa his bank loan, it took him 4 years, after that he paid bank loan and all things. Now he is used as case study at IIM.
     
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    Its just a clay water tank with a hollow where u can store food! Big idea...
     
  9. sayareakd

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    @GK go through this.................

    Jyoti Pande Lavakare: The business of ingenuity
    Jyoti Pande Lavakare / March 26, 2011, 0:30 IST
    Innovating low-cost products for actual use can work wonders for the bottom of the pyramid market

    Imagine a refrigerator that runs without electricity, keeps your perishables cool for five to seven days and costs you less than the price of a single meal for one person in a luxury hotel. It’s cool, it’s green and it’s affordable for the people at the bottom of the pyramid. But despite being around for seven years in a poor, tropical country like India, only 4,000 units have been sold so far (including to Africa, Dubai and America). Even today, not many of us know about the eco-friendly Mitticool refrigerator, and if I wanted to buy one myself, I still wouldn’t be able to get it at my local store — it would have to be couriered to me from a tiny village near Rajkot.
    Mitticool is built with clay, ingeniously designed by Mansukhlal Raghavjibhai Prajapati, the son of a potter in rural Gujarat, using the same principle of cooling through evaporation that a surahi uses. He has also created a clay water-filter with a 0.9 micron candle (which costs Rs 400), a clay pressure cooker (Rs 350) and a non-stick tawa (Rs 100). And on April 1, he will launch a tandoori roti maker for Rs 250, so that we needn’t depend on the local dhaba for our occasional fix. All his products are targeted at the underprivileged with aspirations — the original untapped “bottom of the pyramid” market that C K Prahalad introduced to the popular lexicon.
    If necessity is the mother of invention, then innovation is its daughter and entrepreneurship, its father. The cross-pollination of invention and entrepreneurship is what effectively spawns innovation. And before you think I’m getting carried away in a sea of proverbs, idioms and metaphors, let me explain.

    A scientist or inventor in isolation somewhere creating fabulous gizmos as a cerebral exercise is never going to impact the world unless that product (or process) is tested, adapted and transformed for mass use and distributed, usually for commercial gain.

    So, an invention may have little or no economic or practical value, despite huge intellectual value. But as soon as an entrepreneur finds an application or targets a market for it, invention converts into innovation and can be monetised. This process of adding value, improvising and refining something new and unique to make it more accessible is what makes innovation so much more interesting.

    Now, add an elegant design element and some clever marketing and you have what it takes to transform a boring old MP3 player into the “cool” iPod (complete with an attached virtual iTunes store). Or what makes the Silicon Valley the hotbed of innovation.

    In the Indian context, innovation can take on a new avatar: indovation, which is loosely translated to mean innovation adapted to the nuances (and peculiarities) of the Indian market. It is a word that I hear more and more these days. Go to any entrepreneurship seminar and chances are you will hear about indovation even before the morning session is over — and Mitticool products are living examples.

    I met Prajapati in New Delhi a couple of months ago, holding a roomful of entrepreneurial millionaires and wannabe millionaires enthralled with his success story – from a poverty-stricken childhood, innovating against all odds – and his still unfulfilled dream of building an eco-friendly, natural light and solar-powered mud home for “every poor villager in India”.

    It isn’t surprising that the dapper and confident Prajapati in his shining white suit dominated that entire session on “Ideas that Impact”. It isn’t surprising that he was mobbed after the session since everyone, inspired by his story, tried to buy his product, get his card, set up business meetings and so on. And it isn’t surprising that his dream project then is still just that — a dream.

    The unpretentious potter-turned-inventor is stoic as he tells me in a telephone conversation from his village, Wankaner, that he is still waiting for someone to follow up after the initial excitement that his inspirational story always generates at every conference — and he’s attended 10 in the past year.

    “I’m not literate, behn-ji,” he tells me matter-of-factly in Hindi. “I can’t do it all myself.”

    For all that talk about the bottom of the pyramid, no one has yet come forward to actually partner with him, though he did find a benefactor in the National Innovation Foundation which gave him Rs 6.8 lakh to work on his projects. But what Prajapati needs more than money is some real entrepreneurship. This is possible either through some serious hand-holding for a solo start-up, or a partner who will refine and commercialise Prajapati’s products – he has an obvious, ready-made market – while he keeps innovating. Perhaps someone like Godrej, which is test-marketing its own tiny battery-run refrigerator based on a cooling chip and fan for Rs 3,250 (compared to Mitticool’s Rs 2,500). But Chotukool doesn’t have the USP of Mitticool which needs zero power and uses clean water as a coolant — that can also be drunk ice-cold from an attached tap. Prajapati’s website – MittiCool - Clay Products, Mitti cool Refrigerator, tawa, non stick tawa, clay tawa – shows how far he has come, and how very far he could go with a little bit support.

    But this isn’t just about the extraordinary story of Prajapati. There’s probably a Prajapati prototype in every village, with little or no technological training or knowledge, who never intended to design and invent, but had curiosity, persistence and indigenous skills to create simple, innovative and inexpensive solutions. Like Jahangir Painter’s scooter engine-powered mini flour mill or Mohammad Saidullah’s amphibious bicycle. Or the bicycle-powered washing machine invented by rural Kerala schoolgirl, Remya Jose (also independently reinvented as Cyclean in the UK and the Bicilavadora by MIT’s D-lab students — which shows that the same product can be invented by two different motivations: necessity and intellectual curiosity).

    But even that isn’t the point. As Microsoft Principal Researcher Bill Buxton says, “Too often the obsession is with ‘inventing’ something totally unique versus extracting value from the creative understanding of what is already known... Innovation is far more about prospecting, refining, mining and adding value.”

    And so, the D-lab, which tries to find simple solutions to Third World problems, is testing and refining their Bicilavadora, which is designed around easily available parts like inexpensive plastic barrels and bicycle components, needs no electricity and saves precious water and time. It educates people in Guatemala and Peru about Bicilavadora’s benefits, teaches them basic repair and maintenance and distributes the machine, which costs $125. I’m betting Jose’s indovation will cost even less. But like Prajapati, she probably also needs an angel to guide her.

    Actualising inventions for societal benefits through monetising and marketing is what gives innovation an edge and creates wealth, but that is just the corollary. The real story is in the intersection of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship and the role entrepreneurs play in transforming them into accessible products or processes that we can consume.

    Jyoti Pande Lavakare: The business of ingenuity
     
  10. sayareakd

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    GK he has made something............ and it works......... you are engineer right, why you didnt think about it ???
     
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