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Only in India: Jugaad Innovations

Only in India: Jugaad innovations

Jugaad – A term that many Indians know of. It shows the sheer innovation and thriftiness of India.

The term originates from India and for very good reason.

Reusing old and supposedly useless stuff in creative ways is something that is pretty much mastered by Jugaad-ians.

Read on for some of the most creative innovations from school of Jugaad.


MittiCool is a low cost refrigerator.

The fridge is biodegradable as it is made out of clay.

Clay pots have been used in India for a long time, however to use it in a way to make new technology shows a lot of creativity.

Many people say that food tastes better when it is stored in MittiCool compared to regular fridge.

Only in India: Jugaad innovations

Only in India: Jugaad innovations

Umbrella for more than five people

This innovative idea came from a class 6 student named Tarna Joy.

Two people can hold the umbrella allowing groups of children to walk in rain without getting wet.


Edir is an ecofriendly fish trap. In many places of India, fishing is a crucial occupation.

The Galo tribe from Arunachal Pradesh use Jugaad techniques to do their occupation. Edir is made of bamboo to catch fish.

It is shaped conically to capture fishes harmlessly without polluting the river. It is simply placed in choke points of the river causing fish to get trapped easily.

Only in India: Jugaad innovations

Only in India: Jugaad innovations

Waste plants used for oil

Samar Singh Bhadauria, a high-school dropout farmer from a village in Kanpur saw marigold plants going to waste.

He then thought of the idea to extract oil from the plant’s stem so it won’t be wasted.

He now has two processing units each one capable of producing one ton of oil.

Halodu – slope climbing made easy

Farmers in hilly regions find it very hard to use tractors to sow and explore.

Raj Kumar from a remote village in Hamirpur district, Himachal Pradesh found a unique method of making things easy when he saw his wrecked old bicycle.

He made a tool called Halodu for weeding and sowing his fields from that. It is easy to operate in hilly regions as well.

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