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Over the years SSD has achieved significant breakthroughs in developing and demonstrating replicable technology packages and field models in several sectors with involvement of its partners S&T based field groups and S&T institutions. Important proven and sustainable models/packages having potential for large-scale replication at the grass root levels are as under:-

Replicable Technologies and Packages developed under the Science and Society programme of DST

AGRICULTURE AND ALLIED SECTOR

  • Low-cost processing & preservation of horticulture produce
  • Organics cultivation and processing of high value medicinal and aromatic plants
  • Dehydration of flower and foliage
  • Neem oil extraction and purification
  • Low cost nursery techniques
  • Sericulture and silk production
  • Low cost tissue culture
  • Bio manure from biomass
  • Bio fertilizers
  • Clay emitter irrigation technology
  • Palm jaggery product
  • Natural indigo dye extraction
  • Bio-digestion of pulp/fibres for paper products
  • Development of motorized coir ratt device for better fibre extraction from coconut husk

RURAL ENGINEERING AND INDUSTRY

  • Pyrolysis & briquetting of biomass
  • Vegetable leather tanning and product making
  • Carcass utilization
  • Red-clay pottery: medium temperature glazed
  • Rural computer based enterprises
  • Leather products
  • Handmade products from Himalayan Flora
  • Improved weaving technologies
  • Paddle operated rice mill
  • Ice based cold storage for fruits, vegetables and flowers
  • Wool carding machines
  • Fibre based composites
  • New improved cycle-rickshaw
  • Rope and carpet making machine
  • Development of blacksmith hammer and furnace both electrically and manually operated

 

 

 

 

 

LOW COST
CONSTRUCTION
AND ENERGY
  • Micro-concrete roofing tiles
  • Steam-cured building blocks
  • Biomass driers.
  • Solar photovoltaic systems.
  • Biomass (woody) based natural draft gasifier system.
  • Vault roof and mud-walled house
  • Improved water mills for power generation in hilly areas.
  • Gasifier system for thermal application
  • Fibre based particle board
  • Development of char-cake making machine using agricultural residue

 

 

 

 

INTEGRATED 
TECHNOLOGY 
PACKAGE/SYSTEM
  • Establishment of rural technology parks in North-East
  • Establishment of women technology parks in Mountain, West Coast and Arid Region
  • Integrated village development in 27 villages
  • Technology intervention for mountain eco-systems
  • Special programmes for Andaman and Nicobar islands
  • Coordinated programme on waste recycling and management; production and processing of natural dyes; water health and sanitation; land biomass and water management (LBW)


Schemes

STARD (S & T Application for Rural Development)
S&T For Women

STAWS (S & T Application for Weaker Sections)
S&T For Practical & Strategic Needs of SC Population (S&T SNSCP)
Empowering Tribal Groups through S&T (ETGS&T)
Technology Models for Rural Application

 

 

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