Multiple Agricultural Machineries

Name : Amrutbhai Agrawatamrutbhai-6th-innovator

District & State :  Junagadh, Gujarat

Category : Agricultural (General)

Award :   Lifetime

Award Function :   6th National Grassroots Innovation Awards

Award Year : 2012

Price :  NA

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amrutbhai-6th-invHailing from Malia in Junagadh district of Gujarat, Amrutbhai Agrawat (68) is not just another serial innovator but is also a great ambassador of the Honey Bee Network. A generous and benevolent soul, Amrutbhai is ever willing to voluntary help anyone needing his time or advice or even innovations.

A Pujari in a local temple, Amrutbhai began his life as a farm worker after discontinuing his studies in fifth class. He set up a small farm machinery workshop at his place and also started making iron doors, boxes for granaries and iron gates. His son, Bharat, a serial innovator himself and an awardee in NIF’s Fourth National Biennial Competition (2007), started helping his father when he was in the sixth standard and has since, continued his father’s legacy. For his pulley with stopper, Amrutbhai won a National Award in NIF’s First National Competition (2001) and also Wall Street Journal’s Asian Innovation Award in 2005.

A compassionate soul, Amrutbhai Agrawat has learnt to solve problems faced by farmers, women and labourers essentially through his own life experience. Hardship in his early life, created in him a desire to do something about the problems faced by common people. He innovated as many as seven different useful farm implements such as tilting bullock cart, groundnut digger, multipurpose toolbar, wheat sowing box etc.

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