About the Practice
Problem Statement:

He was into incense material selling business for long period. He keeps on thinking about problems around him in day to day life. Once he felt that women making cotton wick cannot make 8 -10 wick per minute. So he thought to develop a machine which can solve this problem and upgrade his economical condition.


He developed a fully automatic machine to replace the manual method of producing cotton wicks. It is a single lever operated machine, anyone can able operate this machine. It has self-mounted adjustable legs for better work suitability according to the height of worker. Moisture belt is provided for better shape of cotton wicks It also have color die roller that apply colour after formation of cotton wick bulb.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Mr. Jayant C. shah
Address: Sudarshan Apartment, Saraspur, Ahmedabad
City: Ahmedabad
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 380018

Practice Details

Link: "Increased desludging capability • from 20 feet to 500 feet • accessibility to very narrow streets Easy operation and maintenance, easy to procure and locally repairable Completely mechanised Low cost – INR 50,000, available in India and easy to use Can be used in varied terrains and geo-climatic conditions Better end-user receptiveness, higher plant utilisation rates, higher end-user outreach Low manpower requirement, lower lifecycle costs, lesser downtime due to breakdown and repair Eliminates the need for manual entry into pits Affordable and easy to procure by Urban Local Bodies Enables desludging on slopes and hilly areas"
Manufacturing Capacity: b) Design Support, d) Licensing, e) Franchising
Problem Scale: 1) India
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GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/160

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