rural women


Furthering prospects for women entrepreneurs in rural areas is a key priority for the AGNIi Mission, in accordance with our initiative to create rural launch points that will allow innovations to flourish in underserved and grassroots markets.

To further that end, AGNIi in collaboration with Mann Deshi Foundation is organising a series of technology showcases called Unnati Technology Series - तंत्रज्ञानाद्वारे प्रत्येकाची प्रगती for women entrepreneurs in Maharashtra. The theme areas are digital entrepreneurship, food processing, rural livelihood and packaging.

The first showcase was conducted on 22nd April where 100 women entrepreneurs participated, and three technologies were presented – 

•    Raheja Solar Dryer - A system that uses solar energy to dehydrate products, especially food products. The purpose of this dryer is to supply controlled and optimised heat to the product than that available naturally in direct Sun to save the natural characteristics. 
•    Multipurpose Food Processing Machine- A portable, easy to operate machine that can process various fruits, vegetables, herbs and seeds. It is capable of making pulp, gel, essential oils, essence, puree, paste, all of which is done without breaking the seed. 
•    EasyDatun - An innovative, 100% pre-bristled flavored packaged herb twigs as Natures’ toothbrush, manufactured & promoted by Forestica Booty Pvt ltd, a techno- innovative startup.

The AGNIi Mission remains committed to conducting further showcases that will expand the reach of innovations that can serve the cause of furthering digital entrepreneurship.

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