Name : Madan Lal Kumawat
District & State : Sikar, Rajasthan
Category : Engineering
Award : National
Award Function : 9th National Grassroots Innovation Awards
Award Year : 2017
Madan Lal (52) owns an agricultural machinery repairing and manufacturing workshop. He has modified the design of fixture/frame of the dozer in tractors, which has resulted in easy repairs, transportation and maneuverability.
His father was a carpenter and earned his livelihood by working on daily wages in the village. Madan Lal had his initial education at home till he was about ten years old and then was admitted to the village school in class one. Though he was good in studies but discontinued his studies after class two after a major accident, which left him quite weak physically. He decided to learn tailoring and also carpentry from his father. Slowly as he gained physical strength, he switched over full time to carpentry, which he worked for a few years.
Later, he got inclined towards metal engineering work and associated himself with a workshop in a nearby village to learn necessary skills. Spending about nine years in the workshop, he learnt all the technicalities and intricacies involved in metal work and especially agricultural machineries/ implements. He setup his workshop at Danta in 1997, where he repairs agricultural and constructional machineries and sometimes does modifications according to requirement of the customers. In his work, he is assisted by his younger brother and lives with his wife and three children. Madan Lal is habitual of working about 15-18 hours a day to which his family has somewhat adjusted now.