About the Practice
Problem Statement:

The cost of pump, bicycle and metal teeth is very high for the marginal people of Northeast or other parts of the world. Where large area is cover with bamboos which could be utilized for the benefit of society. These innovations can provide the cheap and local solution for the requirement of basics in the area. It benefit to a large number of people in the area. It reduced the cost of people where the local available material (bamboos) being utilized for proving the basic products to the area.The bamboo hand pump is cheap and eco-friendly.


It is called that the necessity is the mother of inventions, people who faced difficulties, may tried to innovate that could reduce their difficulty. Dodhi Pathak has developed a working model of a hand pump that is suitable for lifting both underground water and pond water. Most of the part of the pump including the piston, valve, barrel, and handle is made from bamboo. Bamboo bicycle: He wanted to buy an old bicycle but could not able to do due to high cost. He decided to construct it through locally available material i.e bamboo. He designed and made a complete bicycle by using bamboo for all parts except the tyre and tube. Teeth made from bamboo: He has designed artificial teeth from bamboo. The innovator has made it for own use. His two incisors on the upper jaw are the proof of the utility and feasibility of this innovation. He can chew anything and eat all types of food including mutton and fish with the bamboo teeth.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Dodhi Pathak
Address: P. O. - Bobpeet, Village - Sandheli,
City: Nalbari
State: Assam
PIN Code 781353

Practice Details

Link: All their innovations products are cheap and made from locally available material that is bamboo. The conventional products are very costly and these are cheap and easy to affordable locally made. These may not only provide a cheaper alternative to the people of the area but also inspire the people of the area for new livelihood. These products are eco friendly. http://nif.org.in/innovation/tooth_made_out_of_bamboo_bamboo_- bicycle_bamboo_made_handpump/99 Source: honeybee.org http://honeybee.org/honeybee_innovation.php?selectLanguage=en&q=Dodhi+Pathak%0 D%0A&btnsearch=Search Source: honeybee.org and nif.org.in
Manufacturing Capacity: a) Turnkey solution, b) Design Support, c) Sub-contracting, d) Licensing, e) Franchising, f) Any other:
Problem Scale: India 2) Around the world

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/1180

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