About the Practice
Problem Statement:



The innovator has built check dam with series of semi circular bunds on the river Dhrafad flowing through the innovator's village. For constructing the dam he took stones of the size of 11x15 inches and placed the stones in the flowing water keeping a little distance between two stones. Later on this gap was filled up using river sand, stones and cement. The total cost for this came up to Rs.10, 000 including the labour cost. The innovator has constructed this dam without any help from the government agencies. After this dam was meaningfully completed, villages pleaded with him to build another check dam down stream. He then build second check dam in collaboration with neighbouring farmers. Students from IIT-Kanpur are studying the technical parameters so as to learn from this simple innovation with worldwide implications.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Bhanjibhai Mathukia
Address: Visavadar, Junagadh
City: Junagadh
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 362130

Practice Details

Link: Low cost and affordable to farmers union High strength and life
Manufacturing Capacity: f) Any other:
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Problem Scale: 2) Around the world
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GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/177

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