About the Practice
Problem Statement:

collection of gum from the trees


In villages, rural women and children collect gum from trees as a part of their income-generation activity. The main sources of gum are the thorny trees like Prosopis juliflora - locally known as Gando Baval in Gujarat. Normally, women and children collect the gum from these trees by methods of scraping. While scraping, they have to undergo severe pain due to bruises and even bleeding due to injuries caused by thorns. Some times, the gum falls to the ground and mud sticks to it resulting in a poor quality of gum. This problem was raised by participants in a workshop organized by SRISTI on Institution-building in collaboration with SEWA (Self-employed womens association). Suggestions were made to Khimjibhai Kanadia, on which he worked on and developed through his own creativity. He conceived of the idea of attaching a saucer-shaped plate along with a sharpened blade on top of a bamboo stick, which would prevent gum from falling to the ground. This leads to not only increasing the market price of gum but also saving women a lot of exertion. Estimated Cost: Rs. 15/-

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Khimjibhai Kanadia
Address: Gadha Himmatnagar Sabarkantha Gujarat
City: Sabarkantha
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 383001

Practice Details

Manufacturing Capacity: b) Design Support c) Sub-contracting e) Franchising
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Problem Scale: local

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/1011

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