RuTAG-NE

Rural Technology Action Group-North-East

Initiated and Sponsored By the Principal Scientific Adviser to

The Government of India

 

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Activities: Year 2008-2009:

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DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT:

 

 

[1] Fabrication of upgraded Muga Reeling machine

 

 

NGO/Institution Associated:

Adarsha Sonali Atma Sahayak Got, Nagaon, Assam

Objectives:-

  • To standardize Eri cocoon opening mechanism
  • Reduction on cost of production
  • Enhancement of artisans/ Eri Silk spinners' earnings/wages

Introduction:
Up gradation of existing four bobbins reeling machine to six bobbins  Muga reeling machine to increase the income level of rural  artisans.

Achievements:
Adarsha Sonali Atma Sahayak Got, Nagaon, Assam, studied the existing Muga Reeling machine having 4 bobbins. They approached RuTAG-NE for support for possible up gradation of the machine and have succeeded to increase Muga yarn reeling productivity by providing two additional bobbins in the existing machine.

Added advantage to the modified technology:

  • It increases the production of Muga yarn reeling.
  • Can be operated both manually and electric power

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upgraded Muga Reeling machine

Contribution towards strengthening RuTAG:


Many artisans are getting their bread and butter by reeling of Muga silk yarn, and therefore, their income has been raised through induction of the upgraded machine.

Current Scenario - Multiplication/entrepreneurship etc:


The technology has been handed over to Adarsha Sonali Atma Sahayak Got, Nagaon, Assam for further dissemination.

 

 

 

[2] Upgradation of Motorized Re reeling machine for Muga

 

 

NGO/Institution Associated:

Adarsha Sonali Atma Sahayak Got, Nagaon, Assam

Objectives:-

  • To develop a cost effective and user friendly Muga yarn re- reeling machine in order to increase the income level of the artisans.

Achievements:
The traditional method of re-reeling of muga yarn by hand is laborious and time consuming. A motorized re-reeling machine has been  developed by a self-help group, Adarsha Sonali Atma Sahayak Got, Nagaon, Assam which could remove the hazard of hand reeling. The machine can be operated both manually and with electric power. Speed control is also possible for getting different twist of the thread. It enhances the capacity of re reeling of muga yarn by providing six numbers of bobbins with a motor of 0.5 hp.                                                

Motorized Re reeling machine for Muga

Contribution towards strengthening RuTAG:


Many artisans are getting their bread and butter by re- reeling of muga silk, and therefore, their income level has been raised through induction of the machine.

Current Scenario - Multiplication/entrepreneurship etc:


The technology has been handed over to Adarsha Sonali Atma Sahayak Got, Nagaon, Assam for further dissemination.

 

 

 

[3] Development of Chaff Cutting Machine

 

 

NGO/Institution Associated:

Mushroom Development Foundation, Guwahati, Assam

Objectives:-

  • Development of cost effective, portable chaff cutter suitable for mushroom industry

Introduction:
Mushroom cultivation is a subsidiary economic activity among the tribal families of the North Eastern Region. It generates additional income of about Rs 2000/- per month. The substrate for mushroom spawning is prepared from paddy straw by cutting it in to smaller pieces with sickle or dau.  Cutting of paddy straw with such traditional tool is time consuming and laborious. The Mushroom Development Foundation, Guwahati, the nodal NGO for development of mushroom industry in the North East came up with a proposal for development of a low cost simple paddy straw cutting machine to support the mushroom growers of the region.

Achievements:

The machine was developed by providing wooden rollers and readily available gears to generate the required motion. Both feeding and cutting mechanisms were linked in such a way that both the operations are carried out simultaneously by providing a single motion with hand.                                 

Chaff cutting machine

Current Scenario - Multiplication/entrepreneurship etc:


The NGO
demonstrated the performance of the machine to the mushroom cultivators, who in turn, has asked to make it more users friendly. Further improvement of the technology is under progress.

 

 

 

[4] Setting up Training cum Production Unit of Cost-effective Sanitary Napkin

 

 

NGO/Institution Associated:

Santi Sadhana Ashram, Guwahati, Assam

Objectives:-

  • Dissemination of technology for production of low cost Sanitary Napkins

Introduction:
Gandhi Gram Trust, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, in coordination with RuTAG-Tamilnadu (IIT Madras), has successfully developed a low cost technology for production of Sanitary Napkins for the benefit of the rural women. RuTAG-NE took up it as a model enterprise of transfer of technology.

Achievements:
Shanti Sadhana Ashram, Guwahati, an NGO, was involved in establishing one such unit for production of low cost Sanitary Napkins as a pilot project.
 While establishing the unit, the NGO came up with a problem that the Pulp Pressing Machine used in the current technology is not suiting to their requirement due to frequent occurrence of disturbance in the existing machine, and therefore suggested for some improvement in the machine. The RuTAG-NE designed and developed a Pulp Pressing Machine under the expert supervision of Dr. S. K. Kakoty, in the Workshop of the Mechanical Engineering Department, IITG. The machine has been tested at Shanti Sadhana Ashram , and it was observed that, efforts required in the newly developed machine  is less compared to the earlier machine and the system has become stable and one woman can easily operate it , whereas two women were required in the earlier model.                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sanitary Napkin production unit at Santi Sadhna  Sadhana Ashram, Guwahati, Assam

Pulp Pressing Machine

Contribution towards strengthening RuTAG:


This is a success story not only due to impact on rural economy, but it is also encouraging rural women to use sanitary napkins for better hygiene.

Current Scenario - Multiplication/entrepreneurship etc:


The Shanti Sadhana Ashram, Guwahati, is now producing sanitary napkins regularly, and is also conducting training as well as awareness programme through their own network.

 

 

 

INTERACTION WITH S&T NGOs OF NORTH EAST/ WORKSHOPS AMD COORDINATION WITH S&T INSTITUTIONS:

 

 

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Workshop/ Meeting

Period of organization and venues/ NGOs attended

Theme / Issue emerged

1

Workshop and demonstration – cum- technology transfer on rural technologies organised jointly by CSIR laboratories ( IMMT- Bhubaneswar, AMPRI-Bhopal, NEIST- Jorhat) and SCSTE- Govt. of Meghalaya

19-21 November, 2008

Possibilities of transfer of technologydeveloped in the participatory CSIR laboratory, Discussed

2

Workshop on Mushroom at Tripura

26 to 29 December, 2008

 

3

Participated in UGC sponsored National seminar on “Relevance of Traditional knowledge system for sustainable development with particular reference to NE India” at B Baruah College, Guwahati

28 and 29 November, 2008

A paper on “Sustainable development of Rural Sector in the North East India” has been presented

4

Demonstration cum evaluation of lap cutting machine and cocoon opener at Tamulpur Anchalik Gramdan Sangh

7th January, 2009

Demonstrated and trained the artisans of TAGS for  processing Eri Cocoon in the Eri cocoon opener machine developed by RuTAG-NE.

5

Packaging and marketing technologies at Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management, Shillong

27th March, 2009

Brainstorming session on Packaging and marketing technologies for rural development

 

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