Working for technological empowerment and sustainable livelihoods at the grass root levels.
Highlights & Achievements

Over the years SEED 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:-

  • Replication of 10 technology models developed
    through SEED by line function departments (CAPART, Women and ChildDevelopment) and UN-agencies (APCTT).

  • Special food security programme
    for Jarwas/Onges in A&N islands.

  • Waste management for value addition & income generation to
    SC community.

  • Replication of Ten Rural Technologies

  • Setting up of sixteen Women Technology Parks and four Rural Technology Parks.

  • No. of Horticultural Processing Units Managed By Women

  • Development of Solar Photovoltaic Based electronic milk tester

  • Development of modified filature for silk spinning.


Presentation about S&T programme(In Hindi)

Technolgy ke Sang Kushali ke Rang

Clippings/actions and views of the people from the field areas: Highlighting technological interventions made by "Core Supported Groups

Replicable Technologies and Packages developed under the SEED programme of DST
  • Low-cost processing & preservation of horticulture produce
  • Pyrolysis & briquetting of biomass
  • Organics cultivation and processing of high value medicinal and aromatic plants
  • Vegetable leather tanning and product making
  • Dehydration of flower and foliage
  • Carcass utilization
  • Neem oil extraction and purification
  • Red-clay pottery: medium temperature glazed
  • Low cost nursery techniques
  • Rural computer based enterprises
  • Sericulture and silk production
  • Leather products
  • Low cost tissue culture
  • Handmade products from Himalayan Flora
  • Bio manure from biomass
  • Improved weaving technologies
  • Bio fertilizers
  • Paddle operated rice mill
  • Clay emitter irrigation technology
  • Ice based cold storage for fruits, vegetables and flowers
  • Palm jaggery product
  • Wool carding machines
  • Natural indigo dye extraction
  • Fibre based composites
  • Bio-digestion of pulp/fibres for paper products
  • New improved cycle-rickshaw
  • Development of motorized coir ratt device for better fibre extraction from coconut husk
  • Rope and carpet making machine
  • Development of blacksmith hammer and furnace both electrically and manually operated
  • Fresh water-fish hatcheries
  • Artificial reefs/fish aggregating devices (FAD) for coastal fisher folk
  • Rabbit rearing
  • Micro-concrete roofing tiles
  • Establishment of rural technology parks in North-East
  • Steam-cured building blocks
  • Establishment of women technology parks in Mountain, West Coast and Arid Region
  • Biomass driers.
  • Integrated village development in 27 villages
  • Solar photovoltaic systems.
  • Technology intervention for mountain eco-systems
  • Biomass (woody) based natural draft gasifier system.
  • Special programmes for Andaman and Nicobar islands
  • Vault roof and mud-walled house
  • Coordinated programme on waste recycling and management; production and processing of natural dyes; water health and sanitation; land biomass and water management (LBW)
  • 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



Technology Models for
Rural Application
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