Foldable Cylinder Carrier

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Innovator Details

Mushtaq Ahmad Dar (28), a young innovator from Kashmir, innovated a foldable cylinder carrier. A ‘full-time’ innovator, Mushtaq also helps his brothers in running the family business and managing the household. Knowing Mushtaq’s creative nature, in 2005, his friend, Zahoor Ahmed Shah brought him to Ahmedabad for NIF’s Third National Innovation Award Function. Mushtaq was intrigued to see and meet so many people from different parts of the country who were not trained or aided but had created so many innovative solutions based on their observation skills, ingenuity, effort and hard work. He was immediately reminded of his troubled home state, which was plagued with unemployment and unrest. He imagined an innovation that, apart from solving a persistent technological problem, would also help in generating employment.

Innovation Details

Innovation Description: Mr. Mushtaq Ahmad Dar made a foldable gas carrier which can be used to carry gas cylinders. This makes it easy for a person to carry the cylinder from one place to another. The carrier is foldable, easy to use for even women and children, and has a loading capacity up to 60 kg. Its production cost is Rs.350/- per unit and selling price is 500/- per unit (excluding GST 18%). Its expected sale is 1000 units per year. Mushtaq’s innovation got financial support from MVIF under GIAN and SIDBI for marketing. It was also awarded in 5th National Grassroots Innovation Awards 2009.


Gramin Navonmesh Protsahan

Gujarat Grassroots Innovation Augmentation Network (GIAN) and Small Industries Development Bank (SIDBI) are working on a project “Gramin Navonmesh Protsahan”. The project aims to strengthen the innovation ecosystem and provide support to innovations from and for grassroots across the country. The selected projects get support for investment funds for stimulating commercialization. The support is provided in the form of a soft loan with a 5% interest rate.

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