Nov. 30, 2009 – RAMP India innovator K. Vivekanandan was featured last week in The Hindu, the national newspaper of India. Vivekanandan's innovation is a modified pin pulverizer for grinding spices in rural villages. The technology eliminates the need for villagers to travel long distances to find similar machines, which require too much energy and are too expensive for use in rural areas.
Lemelson RAMP partner Villgro have provided Vivekanandan with technical expertise as well as helping Vivekanandan create a marketing plan to reach key distributors in his region.
About RAMP India
The oldest of the three Recognition and Mentoring Programs (RAMPs), RAMP India was established in 2004 as a partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) and Villgro (formerly known as the Rural Innovations Network). Based in Chennai, RAMP India focuses on innovations from the state of Tamil Nadu.
For more information, visit: L-RAMP India.