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  1. National Innovation Foundation Bungalow No.1, Satellite Complex, Premchand Nagar Road, Ahmedabad-15 www.nifindia.org info@nifindia.org

  2. An autonomous scientific society set up in March 2000, by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India with Dr R A Mashelkar,FormerSecretary, DSIR as chairperson and Prof. Anil K Gupta as vice-chairperson • NIF is committed to make India innovative by • Documenting, • Adding value, • Protecting intellectual property rights, • Dissemination & Commercialization of technological innovations & TK from Unaided grassroots individual from unorganized sector

  3. Mission To make India innovative and a global leader in sustainable technologies by building upon the genius of green grassroots technological innovators and outstanding traditional knowledge experts, protecting their intellectual property rights and converting innovations into enterprises, be they in commercial or social spheres.

  4. Functions NIF Value Addition & Product Development IPRs Management Dissemination & Information Technology Scouting and Documentation Enterprise & Business Development

  5. Scouting & Documentation of Grassroots Innovations &TK practices • Through …….. • HoneyBee Collaborators in different region of countries • National campaign • “Sodhyatra” – a journey of exploration in villages • Sodh Sankal – an informal meeting of innovative farmers • Media • SATVIK - Traditional Food festival • Network members / Students / SHG’s/ NGO’s etc

  6. Scouted 4325 entries and 14667 innovations • Awarded 69 innovations and outstanding traditional knowledge at IARI, Pusa Campus, New Delhi on February 11-12, 2007 • President Total number of awardees were 83 along with two community awards Fourth Campaign At Exhibition IARI Auditorium

  7. Achievements

  8. Grassroots Innovations Augmentation Network Innovation Investment Enterprise Facilitate the conversion of grassroots innovations into products and sustainable enterprises.

  9. GIAN North GIAN North East GIAN West

  10. Activities of GIAN Incubation & Prototype Development Intellectual Property Right Protection Business Devp. & Venture assistance

  11. Development of new paddy variety Plant Variety Plant Variety • Shri Dadaji Ramaji Khobragade selected and bred a new variety of rice called HMT from Patel 3 variety. • Painstakingly developed this variety over a period of 5 years by experimenting and cultivating it on his own land. • The average yield of the variety is 40 - 45 quintals/hectare Short grains, high rice recovery (80 %) Better smell and good cooking quality. Dadaji Ramaji Khobragade Maharashtra • 62 year old and a farmer by profession. • He studied up to 3rd std. • He born in 1942, Native of • Chandrapur, Maharashtra

  12. Indrasan-a new rice variety Plant Variety Plant Variety • Developed a variety and named it “Indrasan”. • The major distinguishing characters of this variety are: • It is a high yielding variety with spikes of equal • length. • Flower is reddish in color. • Suitable for the Tarsi region. • Least breakage during processing reported by • millers even today. Indrasan Singh Uttaranchal • 94 year old and a farmer by profession. Educated till Class V • Indrashan Singh hails from village Inderpur, Uddham Singh Nagar, Uttaranchal. • He was born in 1910 at Kushinagar in the village of Durboli. • He has a joint family of 6 sons. His family is also primarily into farming and has his own arable lands.

  13. WHITE FLOWERED CARDAMOM VARIETY Innovator : Mr. K.J. Baby : Idukki, Kerala Scout :Direct Novel features: Pure white flowers (labellum is without purple colour markings) and dark green bold capsules with sturdy, robust tillering, higher and deep root biomass Comparative features: More number of seeds per capsule, oil percentage and higher yield per hectare. Special features:Traits appreciated & implications: 1) White coloured flowers: may reduce the insect-pest infestation 2) Dark green bold capsules with 18 or more no. of seeds per capsule - which leads to higher and profuse yield and fetch higher market acceptability 3) High and deep root biomass – which is a desirable trait for drought endurance. - IISR, Calicut.

  14. A NEW VARIETY OF CARDAMOM – ‘WONDER CARDAMOM’ Innovator: Mr. Sabu Varghese : Idukki, Kerala Scout :PDS Novel features: Branching of panicles, longer seeds, more tillers / clump, high adaptability in on-traditional cardamom belts where altitude and rainfall is lower. Comparative features: High recovery percentage (dry cardamom from fresh) and higher yield under varied growth conditions. Special features:Traits appreciated & implications: 1) Branched panicles: longer and more number of tillers 2) Higher adaptability: location specific selection suitable for lower elevations. 3) Recovery percentage is high (3.8 kg green cardamom after drying gives one kg) whereas in other varieties 5 kg or more gives 1 kg. 4) Yield per plant is 3.0 to 4.0 kg of dry cardamom compared to 2.5-3.0 kg in Njallani- the most popular variety of the region. 5) More tillers per clump (30-50) compared to 25-40 in Njallani. VIDEO

  15. DISEASE RESISTANT VARIETY OF PEPPER – ‘KUMPUKKAL’ Innovator: Mr. K T Varghese : Idukki, Kerala Scout :PDS Novel features: Resistance against quick wilt, high pungency and higher oil recovery Comparative features: Higher yield and high pungency Special features: Traits appreciated and implications: 1) High pungency and higher oil recovery: Leads to high demand and market acceptability 2) Resistant to quick wilt: Robust growth of plant prevents loses due to quick wilt VIDEO

  16. NEW GRAM VARIETY - ‘SUSHIL LAXMI’ Innovator: Shri Balasaheb Appasaheb Patil : Kolhapur, Maharashtra Scout :Mr. Ramesh Mahajan Novel features: Higher forage yield and stability of yield performance under irrigated as well as un-irrigated conditions. Comparative features: Twin podedness, bold grain size, grain colour and diffusion variety. Special features:Traits appreciated and implications: 1) Twin pods: Higher yield and productivity 2) Stability of performance in diverse ecological conditions: The diffusion and popularity of the variety in the states of Maharastra, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka makes wider adaptability and stability of the variety. VIDEO

  17. Potato cultivation in hay made packets (with No land and less water) from Orissa Agriculture Farm Practice • An innovative method of cultivating potato in sacks made from the ropes of paddy hay. • No land is required. A poor farmer can also do it on commercial basis. • No extra water is required. While washing hand and face, the water can be poured into • the packet • Full fertiliser utilisation, due absence of weed • 10-15 kg of potato from one packet.

  18. Paddy seeds embedded in clay balls Agriculture Farm Practice • An innovative method of sowing the paddy by • making earthen pellets containing the seeds • Saves time, money and fertilizer (15 days • advantage.) • Low water consumption • Pellets (mixture of pond soil and paddy seeds) • are prepared and after drying these pellets are • ready for sowing. • Pellets can be sowed manually or with help of a • seed drill. Ram Abhilas Uttar Pradesh • Ram Abhilash Patel is a resident of • Jasra, Allahabad born on the 25th of • June, 1956 • He was born and brought up in Kanti, • Allahabad, He has done his intermediate • and has only farming experience. • He spent all his childhood in the village • involved in agriculture that is his family • occupation.

  19. Mulching of Salvadora persica with FYM – A Community wide practice of the villages Lapkaman and Augnoj Farmers of Augnoj and Lapkaman villages of Ahmedabad district are using Salvadora persica with FYM for raising seedlings of paddy seeds. They also put branches of Salvadora in paddy field to restrict weed population and better growth Advantages: 1) The seedlings are ready for transplantation in 22 days. This process otherwise requires about a month’s time. 2) As this practice involves lesser time, it helps the farmers in dealing better with monsoons, especially if they are irregular. 3) The practice helps attain 100 per cent germination of the seeds thereby reducing the seed requirement per hectare from 12 kg to 8 kg.

  20. Few Video’s of grassroots innovations

  21. Seeking Collaboration • Scouting & Documentation of Farmers innovations and TK practices • Dissemination of innovations scouted & documented by NIF • Validation through on farm trials • Certification from agricultural officers / local authority • Experts opinion & recommendations • Support for local level diffusion & organizing various events like Sodhyatra’s , traditional food festivals etc

  22. Contact DetailsNational Innovation FoundationTel:079-26732456Fax:079-26731903Toll Free:1800 233 5555www.nifindia.orgemail:info@nifindia.org

  23. Thanks

  24. Prior Informed Consent Form (PIC) • Source of Knowledge • Sharing of address with third party • Sharing of knowledge on the website, publication or through other media • Nature of disclosure • Condition of disclosure • Value addition

  25. Green grassroots Innovators OrganizationFramework Honey Bee NetworkState/Regional Collaborators, Nodal Officers, Volunteers from Educational, R&D Institutions, NGO, Students, Innovators Associations, GIAN IPRs Management Incubator, Business Development and Micro Venture Value Addition and Product Development Scouting and Documentation Dissemination and Information Technology Advisery Committee of expert grassroots innovators from informal sectors Advisery Committee of Science and Technology experts National Co-ordinator Chief Innovation Officer Executive Chairperson Chairperson Governing Board