Technology developed and transferred by IIT Kharagpur to rural populations become popular
The Times of India (April 1, 2019)
KOLKATA: On March 26, the director of IIT Kharagpur, Partha Pratim Chakrabarti, flagged off a truck bearing a small hoarding which said, "Technology Transfer to the government of Tripura". The vehicle carried a consignment of five machines produced by the Rural Design Innovation Centre of IIT Kharagpur. In it were 4 gas-based puffed rice (muri) making machines and one motorized dehusker or dhenki in Bengali.
This is the third consignment that is making its way to distant Agartala. A total of 22 machines have already been transported through earlier consignments, said P.B.S. Bhadoria, Coordinator of the Design Innovation Centre of IIT Kharagpur and Rural Technology Action Group-Eastern India. He heads the multi-disciplinary team at the Institute that has been making a major difference to the lives of the rural population by introducing new rural technology that makes their work easier or upgrading the technology that is already in use. (Read More)