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Examples for innovative ideas which helps rural india

  1. Oct 6, 2012 #1
    I am an ECE. I just need to know precisely about Innovative engineering designs that caused the development of rural India. It should have created a revolution by solving the common man's problem. Give me 10 to 15 examples of such innovations produced. Please refrain from giving me examples like telephones, etc.I need some very new kinda device created applying the engineering principles we study.

    There can be n number of approaches to these problems and the device cannot obviously eradicate the problem completely. That is why i am confused like how such devices are created. Few examples will clarify my doubt .thank you.
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  3. Oct 6, 2012 #2


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    Google search is your friend. When you have questions such as yours, I suggest you use Google to find information. In just a few minutes I found the below sites. I hope you find them useful.

    Solar cooker:

    solar water purifier:
    http://www.designboom.com/contest/view.php?contest_pk=6&item_pk=2221&p=1 [Broken]

    drip irrigations system:

    Fighting Poverty with Innovation, Evidence and Action
    Innovations for Poverty Action is a nonprofit dedicated to discovering what works to help the world’s poor. We design and evaluate programs in real contexts with real people, and provide hands-on assistance to bring successful programs to scale.

    specifically in India:
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  4. Oct 12, 2012 #3
    I found this to be innovative:


    Taking a ni-cad battery to power a fan which increases wood burn efficiency by blowing air into the furnace.... and using the heat to cook, and the incoming air across a thermoelectric generator plate to recharge the battery and other devices via USB such as phones....utilizing the electron flow from hot to cold. Very good idea! I am contemplating building a candle powered charging device of similar nature.
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