In memory of Dr Kalam -
An event by vandematarm Foundation with Palle Srujana in Hyderabad,
Honorable Governor of AP & Telangana Sri. Narasimahan participated and graced this occasion.
K Chandrashekhar dist Guntur was presented National Grassroots
Innovation Award By the President of India on 7 March 2015 at Rashtrapati Bhavan
1st Runner up Tondapi Guraviah in
Samsung Innovation Quotient, Season-2
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Innovation Quotient - 2012
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Honeybee AP involved itself with passion and
dedication with total voluntary spirit in many
activities related to farmers, students, rural
knowledge holders with the sole purpose of linking
the knowledge in the informal sector with the formal
sector and formal systems.
- Three grassroots innovators of Andhra Pradesh
have been awarded in Rashtrapathi Bhavan 0n 9th
March 2012 as part of 6th Bi-Annual Awards of
outstanding traditional knowledge and grassroots
Innovations. President Smt Pratibha Patil
presented the awards in the special assembly
hall erected for the occasion in the lawns of
- Boya Pedda rajanna from Golla village,
Kalyandurg Mandal and Dist Anantpur was
felicitated for providing treatment to thousands
of animals in the last forty years without any
charge. His treatment reduced the pain of
animals in around his village. Rajanna used only
herbs available around his village for the
treatment. He was awarded for his selfless
services over such a long period.
- T. Bhoomiah Chary, resident of Nizamabad,
A.P.,developed a windmill with unique wing
design. Such design was never attempted in the
world any where so far. This design is expected
to provide sufficient speed to the wind mill
even during very low wind speeds. For such an
uniaue and effective design of a Wind mill,
Bhoomiah Chary was selected for the award.
- Nazeer Ahmed lives in Gadwal, Dist Mahbubnagar,
A.P. and grinds chilly into powder which is his
only livelihood for sustaining the family. God
has taken away his speech and not his
creativity. To reduce the daily pain his wife
undergoes in sieving the beaten up
Red Chilies into fine powder, he provided a
simple attachment to the existing machine. For
such a simple yet compassionate device,
President of india chose him for an award.
- Identified 78 innovators from Andhra Pradesh and
registered their innovations with NIF.
- Student Clubs for Augmenting Innovation (SCAI)
started in 14 Colleges.
- Agreements for marketing four grassroots
innovations with Entrepreneurs have been
- Scouted and documented more than 1000
Traditional Knowledge practices and forwarded
them to NIF
- Built a voluntary network of almost 100
students, Govt employees, Academicians,
Personnel from public and private industry, IT
academia-grassroots innovator link with many
technical and management institutions such as
NIT, Warangal. Aluru Institute of management,
Vagdevi Institute of Management, Osmania
Engineering College, GITAM University,
Audishankara Institutions, ISB, and many others
in the state.
- Coordinated interaction with grassroots
innovators with Scientists of DRDO.
- Interacted with almost 5000 students in various
colleges of Andhra Pradesh and shared thoughts
on the importance of innovation and rural
creativity in the development of the Nation.
- Visited 200 schools to ignite the minds of
- Provided platforms for interaction at par
between grassroots innovators and students and
faculty of engineering, agriculture and
- Tribal families were given an opportunity to
participate in “Traditional Food Festival” in
- Provided a platform for grassroots innovators to
display their rural technologies and traditional
practices in various forums, exhibitions,
premier Institutions at national and regional
level such as, ISB, College of Engineering, Pune,
NAARM, IIM, Ahemdabad, GE, Hyderabad, Indian
National Science Congress, MIT Fab Labs, TIE –
Indus annual meet, NIRD, Many regional farmers’
- Interacted with thousands of farmers and
displayed the grassroots innovations in the
annual horticulture festival held in 2008-10 in
- Validation of grassroots innovations at CSIR
labs, LERC, IOC, IARI, NIT, Engineering
Colleges, Public sector industries etc.
- Involving students in refining the innovations
through engineer’s perspective.
- Involved management students to prepare business
plans for marketing grassroots innovations.
- Introduced Rural technologies as subject in PG
diploma in Intellectual property and Technology
management course run by NAARM for national and
grassroots innovations and innovators for
National and International recognition. CH
Mallesham has been awarded the National first
for his outstanding innovation by the president
of India on 19 November 2009. He was selected to
Forbes List of seven outstanding rural
entrepreneurs of India on 14 November 2010.
Innovators displayed their innovations in first
of its kind in the world the “Exhibition of
Innovations” organized by and held in
Rashtrapthi Bhavan during March 2010.
- A new initiative conducted for students of BITS,
Pilani in 2009 and 201. 42 students from three
campuses of BITS, Pilani undergone a unique
social Internship “Gyan Shodh”.. Search of
knowledge in rural areas. This is now became
part of curriculum on the initiative of the
participants in BITS Institutions.
- Organised “Shodha Yatra” – a pilgrimage to the
forgotten temples of knowledge in Araku Valley,
Dist Visakhapatnam in Jun 2008. A group of 70
men, women from all walks of life walked for 170
kms in tribal area and lived with them. Shodh
yatra is purely voluntary and expenses are borne
- Provided intimate support and advice to
innovators to make prototypes, create facilities
to manufacture, market their innovations and
concluding agreements with entrepreneurs.
- Mentored many innovators students, small scale
manufacturers, and self employed in informal
sector in technology, finance, marketing and
- Entered into a landmark MoU with CCMB for
undertaking research of grassroots innovations
from karakollu village, Chittoor District. This
is first of its kind where the linking of
village knowledge with scientific research
institutions has been established.
- Conceived and formed “Creative Minds” – a
company which markets rural innovations and is
owned by the innovators of the State of Andhra
Pradesh. Palle Srujana Sangham is the mentor to
- Establishing twenty manufacturing units in so
many mandals of Andhra Pradesh for Arogya
Rumallu (Sanitary napkins) to make them
available. Accessible and affordable to the
women of the State. These will be run by the
- 17 Laxmi asu machines are provided to 70
weavers’ families permanently eliminating severe
drudgery to the women of those families.
- 'Grass Root Innovators’ from
across AP felicitated by IIT students Please Click Here for the Details
Instrumental in election of Mallesham as
fellow by INK forum