NIF has a large database of over 3,45,000 technological ideas, innovations and traditional knowledge, including proprietary, open source and common public knowledge. While the percentage of proprietary traditional knowledge (individual or community) and innovations where NIF has filed patents in the names of the individuals or communities is quite low, much knowledge is available (common or open source), which can be disseminated without any IP considerations. Social diffusion may be defined in context of physical introduction of innovation (machinery, herbal products or improved plant variety seeds) in relevant areas among identified beneficiaries either directly or through a partner.

The Dissemination and Social Diffusion (DSD) department works in close coordination with the S&D, VARD and BD departments. The specific tasks undertaken to further dissemination activities include coordination of publication activities of NIF online as well as in print and developing content for newsletters, books, compendiums, posters, CDs, kiosks, websites etc. NIF also participates in workshops, seminars, exhibitions and various events like India International Trade Fair, Indian Science Congress, India International Science Fair, etc. for the purpose. It also facilitates demonstration of technologies for their possible uptake by relevant stake holders. Establishing linkages with other institutions and networks for dissemination and/or social diffusion is also one of the important activities of NIF.

Such activities are being actively taken up all across the country particularly in Jammu and Kashmir, the North Eastern States and in other remote/ backward/ tribal regions.

 

GRASSROOTS INNOVATIONS


NIF team undertakes activities related to diffusion of grassroots innovations all across the country with special emphasis in tribal, backward and far flung areas of the country. A large number of useful innovations viz. natural water cooler, coconut tree climber, multi-tree climber, hand operated pump, paddy husk stove, multipurpose tool, head load reducing device, mileage enhancer, bicycle hoe cum spade, fruit nipper, cow dung pot making machine, cow dung log making machine, seed cum fertiliser dibbler, egg incubator, multi-purpose drier among others have been diffused across a large number of states and Union Territories including Jammu and Kashmir, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Meghalaya, Assam, Nagaland, Tripura, Manipur, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram. Many innovations are fabricated locally so that people can improvise them to suit local conditions. Innovations like Sanitary Napkin Making Machine, Multi- purpose Processing Machine, Incense Stick Making Machine, Incense Stick Rolling Machine, which provide livelihood opportunities were diffused across many states including Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Rajasthan, Sikkim, West Bengal, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur and Meghalaya.

NIF has also facilitated the diffusion of a large number of farmers' developed improved crop varieties viz. paddy, wheat, pigeon pea, mustard, carrot, apple, mango, brinjal, cauliflower, onion and others through a network of thousands of farmers across the country.

APPLE DIFFUSION


In the last five years NIF has facilitated transplantation of about 20,000 saplings of HRMN 99 apple variety (suitable for plains, tropical and subtropical areas) of Shri Hariman Sharma, Himachal Pradesh at over 1500 farmers' field and 25 organizations in 30 states including at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi. Fruiting has been observed in 23 states including Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Manipur, Karnataka, Delhi, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Bihar.

ECTOPARASITE


Control of tick infestation by pooling best traditional knowledge based practices - Providing low cost solution to livestock keepers for their economic benefit 

Tick is one of the major problems affecting livestock. Standardized composition of neem (Azadirachta indica) and monks pepper (Vitex negundo) had demonstrated 100 per cent acaricide property within 48 hours of treatment. Re-infestation was not noticed for a period of 29 days post treatment. A nationwide campaign was mounted to provide this low cost technology to the people and demonstrations were organized in Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Haryana. More areas are being covered.

FARMERS FIELD SCHOOL


Farmers' field schools on Traditional Knowledge Based Insect-Pest Management: In order to reduce the burden of chemicals in agriculture, training of farmers to use locally available bio-resources for insect-pest management in different crops is organized in different states of the country. In one such recent series of field schools across different districts of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim, Manipur and West Bengal, one-on-one interaction with over 500 farmers was undertaken. The farmers were made aware of the various plants locally available that can be used in preparing herbal formulations for control of different pests.

PROJECTS


S. No.

Name of innovator/ organisation

Dissemination and Social Diffusion Projects

Financial Year

Duration

1 Innovator Abdul Gaffer Sheikh's AMAFHH's Enterprises/ SSSHUE Chikkaballupur Dissemination of Semi-Automatic Sanitary Pad Making machine at SSSHUE for promotion of hygiene and livelihood 2024-25 One year
2 Innovators Dharamveer Kamboj/ AIHS & HEW, Coimbatore Dissemination of Multipurpose Food Processing Machine at AIHS & HEW for promotion of livelihood opportunities 2024-25 One year
3 Innovator Adnan Ahmad Shah Dissemination of improvised apple cum cherry picking device 2023-24 One year
4 Innovator Abdul Gani Ahanger Dissemination of modified handcart for apple orchards 2023-24 One year
5 Innovator Baltej Singh Matharu Dissemination of Flower petals dispensing machine 2023-24 One year
6 Innovator Gurwant Singh Dissemination of Sugarcane Peeling Knife 2023-24 One year
7 Innovators Arvindbhai Kiyada and Shri Paresh Panchal/ Multiple sites Cow Dung Products Training for employment generation 2023-24 One year
8 "Innovators Dipakbhai and Vijaybhai/ Multiple sites Cotton Wick Making Machine training for Livelihood Generation 2023-24 One year
9 Innovator Subhash Ola/ PSKS, Nagpur Dissemination of Jaggery Plant using Modified Boiler 2023-24 One year
10 Innovator Indrajit Singh Khas/ PSKS, Nagpur Dissemination of Tree Root Puller 2023-24 One year
11 Multiple Innovators/ Mizoram Science, Technology & Innovation Council (MISTIC) Dissemination of GRIs in Mizoram 2023-24 One year
12 Multiple Innovators/ Arunachal Pradesh State Council of Science and Technology Dissemination of GRIs in Arunachal Pradesh 2023-24 One year
13 Multiple Innovators/ Arunachal Pradesh State Council of Science and Technology Zonal Innovation Workshop (East) in AP 2023-24 Six months
14 Innovators Paul MT and Russo Thomas Support for trial -Motorized Cardamom Washing Machine 2023-24 One year
15 Innovator Arvindbhai Patel' Notion's Technocrat/ Forest Department, Balangir Dissemination of Natural Water cooler in Bhimdungri Eco-Tourism Site of Balangir Forest Division, Odisha 2023-24 One year
16 Multiple Innovators/ Tipura State Council of Science and Technology Dissemination of GRIs in Tripura 2022-23 One year
17 Multiple Innovators/ Department of Science, Technology and Climate Change Dissemination of GRIs in Sikkim 2022-23 One year
18 Multiple Innovators/ Manipur Science & Technology Council (MASTEC) Dissemination of GRIs in Manipur 2022-23 One year
19 Multiple Innovators/ Mizoram Science, Technology & Innovation Council (MISTIC) Dissemination of GRIs in Mizoram 2022-23 One year
20 Innovator farmers Sandip Vishram Ghole, Babasaheb Nanabhau Pisore, Sanjeev Kumar, Mukesh Kumar Singh and Rajmani Singh Dissemination of Farmer's Varieties Onion (Sandip pyaz and Sona-40) and Cauliflower (Sanjeev selection and Sonali-45) during the Kharif and Rabi Season 2022-23 2022-23 One year
21 Innovator farmer Ram Vilas Mourya Dissemination of Farmer's 'G Vilas Pasand' Guava Variety 2022-23 One year
22 Innovator farmer Hukam Singh Lodha Dissemination of mustard variety "Sitara - Sringar" under different agro-climatic conditions 2022-23 One year
23 Innovator Pareshbhai Panchal Dissemination of machines for making cow dung artefacts 2022-23 One year
24 Innovator Modha Siva Kumar Dissemination of Modha Pedal operating machine for handlooms 2022-23 One year
25 Innovator Paresh Panchal/ Vatsalya Samiti, Baghpat Dissemination of grassroots technology "Incense Stick Making Machines" 2022-23 One year
26 Innovator Abdul Gaffer Sheikh's AMAFHH's Enterprises/ District Authorities Dissemination of Roller Cutter, Sealing and Embossing Machine in Bijapur district, Chhattisgarh and Dumka, Jharkhand 2022-23 One year
27 Innovator Hariman Sharma, HP Diffusion of HRMN 99 apple variety in Vidharbha and other regions 2022-23 One year
28 NIT Calicut Workshop on Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development 2022-23 One year
29 Noklak Police Department, Nagaland Dissemination of Sanitary Napkin Pad Making Machine 2021-22 Six months
30 NEHU, Tura, Meghalaya Dissemination of farmers' varieties of different crops identified by NIF-India in Meghalaya for societal development 2020-21 Two Years
31 Dr. Hedgewar Seva Samiti, Nandurbar, Maharashtra Dissemination of Farmers' Crop Varieties identified by NIF-India in Nandurbar, Maharashtra 2020-21 Two Years
32 Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Jaora, Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh Evaluation and dissemination of NIF-India's incubated improved farmers' varieties of different crops in Madhya Pradesh for societal developme 2020-21 Two Years
33 ICAR-CAZRI Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Pali - Marwar 306401, Rajasthan Evaluation and dissemination of grassroots technologies and promising farmers' varieties incubated by NIF-India for improvement of farmer's livelihood security in Pali area of Rajasthan 2020-21 Two Years
34 North-Eastern Hill University (Central University)Tura Campus, Tura, Chasingre, Meghalaya Dissemination of Nine Farmers' Varieties of Different Crops Identified by NIF-India in Meghalaya for Societal Development 2020-21 Two Years
35 Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Jammu, J&K Evaluation and Popularisation of NIF-India identified eleven high yielding farmers' varieties of different crops in Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir 2020-21 Two Years
36 ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, (CENDECT) Theni, Tamil Nadu Dissemination of the grassroots innovations (Fruits and Vegetable Capper, Fruits Nipper, Portable Energy Efficient Wood Stove, Tamarind de-seeder Machine, Efficient stove using paddy husk as a fuel) for the upliftment of socio-economically weaker section of Theni districts 2020-21 One Year
37 Krishi Vigyan Kendra Sultanpur-I, Sultanpur distt., Uttar Pradesh Dissemination of Grassroots Technological Innovations (9 plant variety and Sugarcane Budchipper) and Outstanding Herbal Practices in the field of Agriculture and Veterinary in Sultanpur Area of Uttar Pradesh 2019-20 One Year
38 ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, (CENDECT), Theni, Tamil Nadu Dissemination of farmer's varieties (onion- Sona 40, Brinjal- HZKB-1, Guava- G-Vilas Pasand) under Tamil Nadu conditions. 2019-20 One Year
39 Darjeeling Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kalimpong, Darjeeling, West Bengal Organisation of State Level Innovative Farmers Meet at Kalimpong, West Bengal 2018-19 One Year
40 Grambharti Vidyapeeth, Gandhinagar Gramshala - Promotion of ITK based practices for organic farming and imparting training to farmers and students 2018-19 One Year
41 Innovator Sheikh Afzal's SA enterprises, Maharashtra Sanitary napkin making machines (2), raw materials and transportation in Nagaland 2018-19 One year
42 Innovator Arvindbhai Patel's Notion Technocrat, Gujarat Natural Water Cooler in Tribal/ Backward Areas – Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal 2018-19 One year
43 Innovator Arvindbhai Patel's Notion Technocrat, Gujarat Natural Water Cooler in North Bengal and South Sikkim 2018-19 One year
44 Department of Science, Technology and Climate Change, Sikkim/ Innovator Seikh Afzal, SA Enterprises Diffusion of rural egg incubators (4) in Sikkim 2018-19 One year
45 Department of Science, Technology and Climate Change, Sikkim/ Innovator Seikh Afzal, SA Enterprises Sanitary napkin making machines (4), raw materials and transportation in Sikkim 2018-19 One year
46 State Council of Science, Technology and Environment, Meghalaya/ Innovator G Ratnakar Installation of water turbines (3) in Meghalaya 2018-19 One year
47 Innovator Sheikh Afzal's SA enterprises, Maharashtra Sanitary napkin making machine, raw materials and transportation in Chhattisgarh 2018-19 One year
48 Sarjan Innovations Diffusion of Swatchta Cart in Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha 2018-19 One year
49 Innovator Paresh Panchal's firm - Dolphin Engimech, Gujarat Incense stick machines for Odisha and Jharkhand 2018-19 One year
50 Innovator Paresh Panchal's firm - Dolphin Engimech, Gujarat Diffusion of cow dung pot making machines in Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha 2018-19 One year
51 Innovator DN Venkat's RTechAgri Diffusion of Multi - Tree climbers 2018-19 One year
52 Innovator Nripen Kalita, Assam Diffusion of Portable Muga and Eri Reeling Machine 2018-19 One year
53 Innovator Madhav Mahajan, Maharashtra Diffusion of fruit nipper 2018-19 One year
54 Innovator Manihar Sharma, Manipur Diffusion of solar multi muga silk reeling machine 2018-19 One year
55 ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra (CIFA), Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, Organisation of State Level Innovative Farmers Meet at CIFA, Bhubaneshwar 2017-18 One Year
56 Bhartya KVK, Fatehpur (Sikar), Rajasthan Organisation of State Level Innovative Farmers Meet at Sikar, Rajasthan 2017-18 One Year
57 ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, (CENDECT), Theni, Tamil Nadu Organisation of State Level Innovative Farmers Meet at Theni, Tamil Nadu 2017-18 One Year
58 Innovator Mohd Rafiq, J&K Dissemination of multipurpose tool 2017-18 One Year
59 Fabricator Jignesh Rehab Dissemination of head load reducing device 2017-18 One year
60 Innovator’s firm Francis MJ, Kerala Tree climbers for diffusion in Andaman and Nicobar 2017-18 Six Months
61 Innovator Milan Jyoti Das, Assam Egg Incubator and Multipurpose drier for Arunachal Pradesh 2017-18 Six Months
62 Innovator Paresh Panchal’s firm – Dolphin Engimech, Gujarat Incense stick machines for Dasna Prison 2017-18 One Year
63 Palle Srujuna, Secunderabad For Science Express activity 2017-18 Six Months
64 Innovator Paresh Panchal’s firm – Dolphin Engimech, Gujarat Incense stick machines for NE 2017-18 One Year
65 Innovator Bhabesh Das, Assam Fabrication of innovations for NER 2017-18 Six Months
66 SRISTI Innovations, Gujarat Diffusion of herbal products in NER 2017-18 One Year
67 Palle Srujuna, Telangana Innovation Diffusion Centre 2017-18 One Year
68 Innovator Kissan Dharambir, Haryana Multipurpose Processing machines in NE 2017-18 One Year
69 Innovator Sheikh Afzal's SA enterprises, Maharashtra Sanitary napkin making machine, raw materials and transportation in NER 2017-18 One Year
70 Innovator Sheikh Afzal's SA enterprises, Maharashtra Sanitary napkin making machine, raw materials and transportation in Eastern India 2017-18 One Year
71 Social Upliftment Trust, Jharkhand Diffusion activities in Jharkhand 2017-18 One Year
72 State Council of Science, Technology and Environment, Meghalaya Diffusion of veterinary practices 2017-18 One Year
73 Innovator M Deben Singh, Manipur Stove cum drier 2017-18 Three Months
74 Innovator L Ralte, Mizoram Arecanut Polisher 2017-18 One Year
75 Innovator Milanjyoti Das, Assam 2-in-1 drier cum egg incubator machine 2017-18 Three Months
76 GIAN West, Gujarat Mobile exhibition 2017-18 One Year
77 GIAN West, Gujarat Diffusion of plant varieties in Gujarat 2017-18 One Year
78 GIAN West, Gujarat Participatory design of innovations 2017-18 One Year
79 GIAN West, Gujarat Diffusion of herbal veterinary practices in Gujarat and Maharashtra 2017-18 One Year
80 GIAN West, Gujarat Diffusion of Innovations in Gujarat and Maharashtra 2017-18 One Year
81 NIF Cell J&K Diffusion of innovations 2017-18 One Year
82 Sarjan Innovations, Gujarat Waste picker machine 2017-18 One Year
83 Innovator Mansukhbhai’s Mitticool Clay Creation, Gujarat Innovative Clay products for Meghalaya 2017-18 Six Months
84 Innovator Kissan Dharambir, Haryana Multipurpose Processing machine in A&N 2017-18 One Year
85 Innovator Kissan Dharambir, Haryana Multipurpose Processing machines in Meghalaya 2017-18 One Year
86 Innovator DN Venkat's RTechAgri Tree climbers for Andaman and Nicobar 2017-18 One Year
87 State Council of Science, Technology and Environment, Meghalaya Capacity building of potters (Tyrchang pottery) 2017-18 One Year
88 Innovator Sheikh Afzal's SA enterprises, Maharashtra Sanitary napkin machines for Andaman and Majuli, Assam 2017-18 One Year
89 Innovator Arvindbhai Patel's Notion Technocrat, Gujarat Natural Water Cooler in Meghalaya 2017-18 One Year
90 Innovator M Manihar Sharma, Manipur Diffusion of solar silk reeler in Meghalaya 2017-18 One Year
91 Innovator Milanjyoti Das, Assam Diffusion of egg incubators in Meghalaya 2017-18 One Year
92 Innovator Paresh Panchal's Bonobo Innovative Products Diffusion of pot making machines in Meghalaya 2017-18 One Year
93 Innovator Paresh Panchal's Dolphin Enigmatic Diffusion of incense making machines in Meghalaya 2017-18 One Year
94 Innovator Sheikh Afzal's SA enterprises, Maharashtra Diffusion of Sanitary napkin machines for Meghalaya 2017-18 One Year
95 Innovator Sheikh Afzal's SA enterprises, Maharashtra Raw material for Sanitary napkin machines for Meghalaya 2017-18 One Year
96 Innovator DN Venkat's RTech Agri Tree climbers for North East 2017-18 Six Months
97 Innovator's firm Francis MJ, Kerala Tree climbers for diffusion in North East 2017-18 Six Months
98 Innovator Hari Narayan Prajapati, Rajasthan Mileage enhancer device for North East 2017-18 Six Months
99 ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Davangere, Karnataka Organisation of State Level Innovative Farmers Meet at Davangere Karnataka 2016-17 One Year
100 Innovator Arvindbhai Patel's Notion Technocrat, Gujarat Natural Water Cooler in Odisha and Chhattisgarh 2016-17 One Year
101 Innovator Paresh Panchal's firm - Dolphin Engimech, Gujarat Incense stick machines in Odisha and Chhattisgarh 2016-17 One Year
102 SEVA, Madurai Diffusion of Innovations along Shodh Yatra route 2016-17 One Year
103 Innovator Kissan Dharambir, Haryana Multipurpose Processing machine in Sikkim 2016-17 Six Months
104 Innovator Lalbikzuala Ralte Bamboo stick making machines for NE 2016-17 One Year
105 Innovator Arvindbhai Patel's Notion Technocrat, Gujarat Natural Water Cooler in NER 2016-17 One Year
106 GIAN West, Gujarat Diffusion of BIBA Shelling machine in Maharashtra 2015-16 One Year
107 GIAN West, Gujarat Capacity building of Dhanuka Community 2015-16 One Year
108 GIAN West, Gujarat Diffusion of herbal veterinary practices 2015-16 One Year
109 GIAN West, Gujarat Diffusion of herbal practices 2015-16 One Year
110 GIAN West, Gujarat Diffusion of cotton wick making machine in UP & Gujarat
111 Innovators Vijaybhai and Dipakbhai, Gujarat Diffusion of cotton wick making machine in Pilibhit 2015-16 Three Months
112 Innovator Arvindbhai Patel Natural Water cooler in Ahmedabad 2015-16 Three Months
113 Palle Srujuna, Telangana Innovation Diffusion Centre 2015-16 One Year
114 Palle Srujuna, Telangana Science Express activity in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh 2015-16 Six Months
115 Innovator Kissan Dharambir, Haryana Multipurpose Processing machine in Manipur 2014-15 One Year
116 Innovator Arvindbhai Patel's Notion Technocrat, Gujarat Natural Water Coolers in Grambharti 2013-14 One Year
117 IP India Robotics, Haryana Mobile Operated switches 2013-14 One Year
118 GIAN Cell J&K, Jammu and Kashmir Diffusion of Grassroots Innovations 2012-13 One Year
119 GIAN North, Rajasthan Crutches with spring/shock absorbers in Rajasthan 2012-13 One Year
120 GIAN North, Rajasthan Multipurpose Processing Machine in West UP 2012-13 One Year
121 GIAN North, Rajasthan Biomass Gassifier in Rajasthan 2012-13 One Year
122 GIAN North, Rajasthan Natural Water Cooler in Rajasthan 2012-13 One Year
123 Innoaction India, Kerala Diffusion of grassroots innovations 2012-13 One Year
124 GIAN West, Gujarat Par boiled paddy spreader 2012-13 One Year
125 GIAN West, Gujarat Poultry raking machine 2012-13 One Year
126 GIAN West, Gujarat Low cost Windmill 2012-13 One Year
127 GIAN West, Gujarat Crutches with spring/shock absorbers 2012-13 One Year
128 Palle Srujuna, Telangana Innovation Diffusion Centre 2012-13 One Year

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST


Expression of Interest (EOI) from Institutions/ Organisations/ Community based groups/Entrepreneurs

For facilitating dissemination and social diffusion of Grassroots Technological Innovations, Innovative Agricultural Practices and Outstanding Herbal Knowledge

National Innovation Foundation- India (NIF), an autonomous body of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, invites Expression of Interest (EOI) from Indian Institutions/ Organisations/ Community based groups/ Entrepreneurs for facilitating Dissemination and Social Diffusion of Grassroots Technological Innovations, Innovative Agricultural Practices and Outstanding Herbal Knowledge in different regions of the country. In order to penetrate deeper into the hinterlands and engage more individuals and communities at the grassroots, NIF is looking for partners across the country especially in far-flung, backward and tribal regions of the country.

Eligibility criteria

Registered Institutions/ Organisations/ Community based groups/ Entrepreneurs with an experience of science, technology, innovation based dissemination/outreach or any other activity of similar nature.

Screening Criteria

The applicant should have demonstrable competency in undertaking same/similar activities as evident through projects undertaken and credentials of core team members. The applicants with no related experience, those sharing incomplete or incorrect information, or those lacking demonstrable output, as reflected in documents shared with us, will not be considered.

Process

The interested applicants can submit their expression along with the details of relevant work done/activities undertaken. The EoI should indicate the innovation(s)* (available on NIF's website) relevant for introduction in the area of operation of institution/organisation and how the institution/organisation proposes to utilise it in its area.

*current thrust areas - livelihood generation through promotion of herbal colours for toys and other artefacts, products from banana fibre, innovative pottery products and sola wood artefacts

All the EoIs will be reviewed by the external Experts/ Review Committee and those with clear objectives and deliverables will be selected. The same can be sent by e-mail to nitin@nifindia.org or by post to the address mentioned below.

Dr Nitin Maurya

Senior Innovation Officer

National Innovation Foundation - India

Amrapur, Gandhinagar-Mahudi Road

Gandhinagar, Gujarat-382650

GTIAF


Expanding the public domain: Many technologies may take long time to blossom into products or services. In some cases, they may not have much future impact, except in the specific context in which they originated, unless they are blended with other technologies from the formal or informal sectors. Some technologies may not have much commercial potential at all, but be open to social diffusion. The GTIAF addresses such needs. NIF acquires the rights to such technologies, which are then licensed at low or no cost to small entrepreneurs. Some of these technologies enter the public domain and are transmitted to communities whose members make use of them. The idea here is that the state and not innovators should subsidize society. Though NIF acquires the rights to a given technology, innovators still retain their right to use their innovations in any way they want at their level. If the NIF is able to license it to third party for a higher sum or generate more revenue, these funds are shared with the innovators even though they have licensed the rights. Volunteers can contribute to pooling technologies to generate value-added products, use social media to create wider awareness and translate non-monetary practices into local languages. NIF organised two GTIAF meetings in February and March 2012 inviting different innovators and farmers to explain them the purpose of the fund, rights, and the duties and obligations of both NIF and the innovators. Subsequently, the innovators willing to hand over the rights of their technologies to NIF signed agreement with it. In total NIF has acquired rights of seventy eight technologies of fifty eight innovators from fourteen states at the cost of Rs thirty five lakh fifty thousand. Plans are being chalked out for social diffusion/dissemination of these technologies in relevant pockets of the country.