Key challenges of agri based grassroots innovations in Telangana
Ashok Kumar A, Vijay Nadiminti, Srinivasa Reddy D and Supriya K
Being an agrarian and rural economy, development of India depends on strengthening of its grassroot (Rural) community. Innovation acts as tool for economic development of the Nation and its people. In such a way, grassroot innovations were developed by grassroot innovators to solve the local problems with the use of locally available resources. But there were several challenges to be encountered by the grassroot innovators in initiation and scaling up of innovations. Hence, the present study aims to identify the various constraints experienced by the grassroot innovators of Telangana in technical, sales and marketing, financial and manufacturing dimensions. The data gathered from the grassroot innovators with the help of interview schedule through personal interview method were tabulated and analyzed with suitable statistical tools. Based on the findings, it could be understood that securing funding, lack of technical expertise and lack of awareness about IPR were the major constraints experienced by grassroot innovations. Thus, Government and other voluntary and non-profit organizations should create awareness towards the importance of patenting and mobilize funding to the innovators in order to initiate or scale-up of innovations.
How to cite this article:
Ashok Kumar A, Vijay Nadiminti, Srinivasa Reddy D and Supriya K. Key challenges of agri based grassroots innovations in Telangana. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(9S): 256-258.