Nov 15, 2010
Mansukhbhai Prajapati Iis among Forbes’ list of seven most powerful rural Indian entrepreneurs, whose “inventions are changing lives” of the people across the country.
IIM-Ahmedabad professor and founder of India’s Honeybee Network Anil Gupta have selected the seven most powerful rural Indian entrepreneurs for a compilation in Forbes magazine.
“India’s villages have become a hot bed of innovation, as its rural poor develop inventions out of necessity. Several of the people on this list have no more than an elementary school education,” Gupta says.
Prajapati, a potter, invented a clay non-stick pan that costs Rs. 100 and a clay refrigerator that runs without electricity for those who cannot afford a fridge or their electricity and maintenance costs, Gupta said.