Mr. Mansukhbhai Prajapati

  • 2022 Recipient, Application of Science & Technology for Rural Development

I brought the forgotten pottery work back to life by inventing various modern clay products and crafted mechanical setup with lower investment. Gandhiji propagated to develop products in India, from the sources available in India i.e., Swadeshi banayein (produce locally) and Swadeshi apnayein (adapt locally). This philosophy of Gandhiji has been the root cause in making these developments. People had to migrate to different locations in search of work, while my new developments made industrialisation possible in rural areas. This generated large-scale employment in the rural areas and created micro enterprises developed by small rural families.

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