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  project name ~ Rural Technology Resource Center

category ~ rural development and environment

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

Rural Technology Resource Center

  NGO

 

TVSG ( Trust for Village Self-Governance)

  Category

 

rural development and environment

  District

 

Thiruvallur

  State

 

Tamil Nadu

  Budget Approved

 

$ 6500

 

  Year Approved

 

2004

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

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  Chapter Coordinators

 

 

Bay Area

 

  Caption

 

 

-The Soap Making Machinery in Village Kuthambakkam.

 

  Summary

 

 

i. people-centered (i.e. work with the people based on their local needs, wisdom, resources and skills)

ii. have a built-in feedback mechanism, through which the users of the technology can constantly innovate and modify technologies to address problems they encounter

iii. train the users of the technology in the maintenance of the equipment

iv. train local carpenters and metal workers in making spare parts using local materials


The kind of research and development that the centre will take up research on, development, monitoring and improvisation of

· suitable dead weights to generate required torque (power to twist) for operations like mixing, squeezing and other intermittent operations.

· suitable alternators and dynamos to generate electricity for the village industries.

· how these can be used with suitable gear boxes and engineering mechanisms like hand-pounding and hammering, to heat electric ovens for intermittent applications like in baking, microwaving, electrical cooking.

· other technologies like water harvesting, low-cost housing, other sources of renewable energy, composting, etc.

· constant monitoring, trouble-shooting and innovation



 
 

  Achievements

 

 

The Technolgy has been built.

 

  Goals

 

 

To build a techology resource center that will be used to make prototypes/working model of machineries that will be used in village industries. Using less power , using local resources and using eco friendly methods.

 
 

  


 
 
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