M. R. Prajapati

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Mansukhbhai Raghavjibhai Prajapati is a famous rural innovator[1] in India known for his earthen clay-based functional products like:

  1. Mitticool[2][3]
  2. Non Stick Clay Tawa[4][5]
  3. Low cost water filters

He is the holder of the Indian patents for these products, that boast high efficiency and an eco-friendly nature.[6]

He was born in the Prajapati family belonging to the village Nichimandal of Morbi, Rajkot. He had exposure to the clay tradition since his childhood, as this was his family’s traditional profession. Mitticool was featured recently at a conference organized by the Centre for India & Global Business, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge,[7] UK in May 2009. Bosch and Siemens Hausgeräte (BSH), Germany, one of the world’s largest home appliance companies have also written to GIAN and showed interest in the product. He was born on 17 October 1965. He was born in a poor family where he had to struggle to study.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://5award.nif.org.in/doc_file/mansukhbhai%2520prajapati%252030.10.09.doc&pli=1
  2. ^ "Mitticool: A refrigerator that runs without electricity".
  3. ^ Radjou, Navi (8 April 2009). "India's Rural Innovations: Can They Scale?". Harvard Business Review.
  4. ^ http://jugaadu.com/jugaad/non-stick-coated-earthen-clay-tawa
  5. ^ "Mitticool Refrigerator!". BUSINESSSAGA.
  6. ^ "REDUNDANT ARRAY OF INDEPENDENT DISKS LEVEL 5 (RAID 5) WITH a MIRRORING FUNCTIONALITY - Patent application".
  7. ^ "An Affordable refrigerator using clay and solar energy « BZ Notes!". bznotes.wordpress.com. Archived from the original on 2007-02-23.