Design and Development of Technology Appropriate for Rural Community to Address Sustainability

  • Bibhuti Ranjan BhattacharjyaEmail author
  • Saurav Sarmah
  • Sashindra Kumar Kakoty
Conference paper
Part of the Design Science and Innovation book series (DSI)


In this article, a special case of Rural Technology Action Group (RuTAG) is illustrated, where a cost-effective and easily adaptable feed block production machine is designed to make it suitable for rural community and strengthen the rural economy of India. A case study is presented to establish a conceptual link between RuTAG, inclusive innovation and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Here, we have enunciated two hypotheses; Hypotheis1: RuTAG is creating an inclusive innovation platform, Hypothesis 2: RuTAG’s initiatives are fostering implementation of SDGs. Based on a case study approach, we will try to verify both the hypothesis. The study is expected to bring new perspective to policymakers in India as well as other developing nations for future planning in rural technology.


Sustainable development goal Resource constraint society Inclusive innovation Rural community 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bibhuti Ranjan Bhattacharjya
    • 1
    Email author
  • Saurav Sarmah
    • 2
  • Sashindra Kumar Kakoty
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Rural TechnologyIndian Institute of Technology GuwahatiGuwahatiIndia
  2. 2.North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd.GuwahatiIndia

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