The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India`s premier S&T organization has a mandate to innovate and shape sustainable rural technologies to help the common people and smaller communities for better quality of life by realizing the use of the technology. It has 37 working laboratories around the country and in the pursuit of strengthening the nation from grass-root level, it has undertaken several R&D programmes and developed over 365 promising technologies for the rural communities in the areas of agriculture (farm & non-farm), drinking water, leather, building materials, natural fibers, ceramics, medicinal and aromatic plants etc. These technologies have shown large impact on the socio-economic conditions of the rural people and CSIR is currently operating a project which aims at bringing solutions to 800 million people in the country under a innovate program called CSIR 800.

CSIR is now continuously striving towards the outreach of these technologies to the rural areas for attracting prospective entrepreneurs. In this process, it has established a Rural Gallery named “Saranjamshala” at Bhopal to showcase its prominent rural technologies for their effective outreach. Models, exhibits, products and other information related to CSIR rural technologies have been displayed in 5 theme showcases and 14 individual laboratory showcases. The gallery is a permanent showcase of CSIR rural technologies to depict the success stories of rural development and is continuously visited by of NGO`s, KVK`s, Rural Artisans, Entrepreneurs’ etc. The paper discusses various aspects of CSIR rural technology dissemination and how effectively these technologies have been showcased.

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Saranjamshala–CSIR rural technologies gallery

Mogali J Nandan   Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute (AMPRI)

R.S Ahirwar   Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute (AMPRI)

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India`s premier S&T organization has a mandate to innovate and shape sustainable rural technologies to help the common people and smaller communities for better quality of life by realizing the use of the technology. It has 37 working laboratories around the country and in the pursuit of strengthening the nation from grass-root level, it has undertaken several R&D programmes and developed over 365 promising technologies for the rural communities in the areas of agriculture (farm & non-farm), drinking water, leather, building materials, natural fibers, ceramics, medicinal and aromatic plants etc. These technologies have shown large impact on the socio-economic conditions of the rural people and CSIR is currently operating a project which aims at bringing solutions to 800 million people in the country under a innovate program called CSIR 800.

CSIR is now continuously striving towards the outreach of these technologies to the rural areas for attracting prospective entrepreneurs. In this process, it has established a Rural Gallery named “Saranjamshala” at Bhopal to showcase its prominent rural technologies for their effective outreach. Models, exhibits, products and other information related to CSIR rural technologies have been displayed in 5 theme showcases and 14 individual laboratory showcases. The gallery is a permanent showcase of CSIR rural technologies to depict the success stories of rural development and is continuously visited by of NGO`s, KVK`s, Rural Artisans, Entrepreneurs’ etc. The paper discusses various aspects of CSIR rural technology dissemination and how effectively these technologies have been showcased.

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