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    Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Awards

    Gandhiji had announced an award of 7700 pounds, ( approx Rs one lac ) to redesign charkha-spinning wheel. Today the value of this prize will be more than Rs10 crores. Today's young innovators can certainly take an inspiration to socialize engineering and technologies to address the need of BOP. Creating "More from Less for Many " MLM could be the target of each frugal innovator.

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About GYTI Award

About GYTI

Student projects which address an important social, environmental or technological problem faced by masses or disadvantaged people/sectors/spaces or micro and small enterprises or have the potential to impact a pressing national need. The applications may be made by the past or present students of technical institutions/universities. On behalf of the students who have already passed out and left the Institute/ University, the faculty member, who supervised the project, can also apply.

Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Awards, 2015

  • 1. MLM ( More from less for Many ) award
  • 2. Sristi socially relevant technological innovation award
  • 3. Technological-edge award


SRISTI (Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions) has established three national awards for innovative student projects in engineering, pharmacy, science and other applied technologies. These will be given away by Dr.R.A.Mashelkar, Chairperson of NIF at RashtrapatiBhavan in March 2015.

The Criteria

  • 1. Charkha must be light-weighted, easy to move, and it should be in such a way so as to be operated using either hand or one's leg in a natural way in the rural cottages of India
  • 2. It must be in such a way that a lady shall be able to work with it for eight hours at a stretch without great effort put in
  • 3. On working with the charkha for eight hours at a continuous stretch - it should result in 12 to 20 numbers of 16000 feet yarn.
  • 4. The machine should be so designed such that it costs no more than Rs. 150 in producing it in India only.
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