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Rural Technology Development and Delivery

RuTAG and Its Synergy with Other Initiatives

  • Subir Kumar Saha
  • M. R. Ravi


  • Covers technological initiatives for rural developments

  • Discusses challenges and opportunities for sustainable growth in rural areas

  • Includes discussions on civil as well as energy aspects

Conference proceedings

Part of the Design Science and Innovation book series (DSI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Past, Present and Future of Rural Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. S. U. Susha Lekshmi, Subir Kumar Saha, M. R. Ravi
      Pages 3-28
  3. Reviews of Technology Interventions at Rural Technology Action Group (RuTAG)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Raj Kumar Gupta, Davinder Pal Singh, Mangal Sharma, Sabyasachi Chatterjee, Subir Kumar Saha
      Pages 31-45
    3. R. P. Saini, S. K. Singal, Imtiyaz Ali, Ramesh Chandra Joshi
      Pages 81-94
    4. Bibhuti Ranjan Bhattacharjya, Saurav Sarmah, Sashindra Kumar Kakoty
      Pages 95-112
  4. Analysis of Rural Technology Interventions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Airin Dutta, J. P. Khatait, Subir Kumar Saha
      Pages 125-136
    3. Srijan Prabhakar, Prabhat Kumar, Subir Kumar Saha, D. Ravi Kumar, Deepak Kumar
      Pages 137-144
    4. Kohei Shimasaki, Sushil Raut, Mingjun Jiang, Takeshi Takaki, Idaku Ishii
      Pages 145-151
    5. R. Chattopadhyay, Subir Kumar Saha, Ankit Fatnani
      Pages 167-178
    6. Davinder Pal Singh, Ajit Kumar, Raj Kumar Gupta, Mangal Sharma
      Pages 179-190
    7. Davinder Pal Singh, Sangeeta Kohli, M. R. Ravi, Subir Kumar Saha, Mangal Sharma, Raj Kumar Gupta
      Pages 191-212
    8. Pramod Khadilkar, H. I. Somasekhar, Monto Mani
      Pages 213-221
  5. Design, Development and Dissemination of Rural Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223

About these proceedings


This book comprises the proceedings of a rural technologies conference organised by the Rural Technology Action Group (RuTAG), which was conceptualized and initiated by Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to the Government of India R. Chidambaram in 2003–04. The book highlights case studies and research into providing science and technology interventions for the development of rural areas. Covering various aspects of research carried out in the area of rural technologies, it offers a valuable resource for researchers, professionals, and policymakers alike.


Energy RuTAG Transportation Crafts Water, Health and Sanitation Innovation to Enterprises Agriculture Livelihood Rural Industries and Entrepreneurship

Editors and affiliations

  • Subir Kumar Saha
    • 1
  • M. R. Ravi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology DelhiNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology DelhiNew DelhiIndia

About the editors

Prof. Subir Kumar Saha received his mechanical engineering degree from RE College (now NIT), Durgapur, India, in 1983, prior to completing his M.Tech. at the IIT Kharagpur, India, and his Ph.D. at McGill University, Canada. After his studies, he joined Toshiba Corporation’s R&D Center in Japan. After four years of work experience in Japan, he has been with IIT Delhi since 1996, and is currently a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He is actively engaged in teaching, research, and technology, and has completed projects worth more than US$ 1 million. He established the Mechatronics Laboratory at the IIT Delhi in 2001. In recognition of his international contributions, Prof. Saha was awarded a Humboldt Fellowship by the AvH Foundation, Germany, in 1999, and a Naren Gupta Chair Professorship at the IIT Delhi in 2010. He has also been a visiting faculty member in Canada, Australia, and Italy. Prof. Saha has authored more than 175 research publications in reputed journals/conference proceedings, delivered more than 150 invited/keynote lectures in India and abroad, written several books and helped developed RoboAnalyzer, a software package intended to make learning robotics fun.  

Prof. M. R. Ravi is a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Delhi. He received his M.E. and PhD. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1988 and 1991, respectively. His areas of interest include heat transfer, computational fluid dynamics, combustion, biomass energy and rural energy systems, and his research currently focuses on characterizing gaseous fuel mixtures, and developing energy-efficient biomass gasification and rural industrial energy systems. Prior to joining the IIT Delhi, he worked at the IIT Bombay, CNRS (France) and TU Delft (the Netherlands).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Rural Technology Development and Delivery
  • Book Subtitle RuTAG and Its Synergy with Other Initiatives
  • Editors Subir Kumar Saha
    M. R. Ravi
  • Series Title Design Science and Innovation
  • Series Abbreviated Title Design Science and Innovation
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-13-6434-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-6437-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-13-6435-8
  • Series ISSN 2509-5986
  • Series E-ISSN 2509-5994
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXV, 357
  • Number of Illustrations 28 b/w illustrations, 228 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Engineering Design
    Sustainable Development
    Innovation/Technology Management
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