(`AKRUTI Tech Pack’)
Offered by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
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AKRUTI Tech Pack: Format > Charges | Incentive for Women
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‘AKRUTI TECH PACK’ for exclusive rural deployment on chargeable basis  is a technology package introduced in 2009 for desirous technically oriented individuals including women / entrepreneurs / industry / companies in villages and cities, to promote techno-economic activity in rural sector through AKRUTI programme at an affordable price.  The scope and flexibility of ATP has been increased with all other terms and conditions remaining same as given below:

AKRUTI Tech Pack is made of optional nine (9) technologies and two consultancy services as given below:

SNo     Technology
1 Nisargruna - Biogas plant based on biodegradable waste
2 Soil Organic Carbon Detection & Testing Kit (SOCDTK)
3 Vibro Thermal Disinfestor (VTD)
4 Foldable Solar Dryer (FSD)
5 Process for retaining Pericarp Colour and extending shelf life of Litchi, novel process, wherein the fruits after treatment can be stored at low temperature upto 45 days.
6 Domestic Water Purifier (DWP)- a technology to get bacteria free clean drinking water without use of electricity
7 Solar Energy driven Portable Domestic Brackish Water ReverseOsmosis (BWRO) technology- technology based on solar photovoltaic (PV) system. It has capacity of 10 litres/hr (lph) which can desalinate contaminated water of salinity 1000–3000 ppm (mg/lit) to provide drinking water of 50 - 300 ppm. The product water will be devoid of toxic elements, pathogens & turbidity too. It is best suited for remote/rural areas where electricity is not available or the voltage is not stable.
8 Dip N Drink (DND) Membrane Pouch, technology to convert the biologically contaminated water into sterile solution for oral consumption, useful during flood, cyclones, tsunami, earthquakes, etc. in remote areas / villages.
9 Banana Tissue Culture (BTC) Technology for mass-production of commercially important banana varieties. This technology can also be used for conservation & multiplication to the desired scale, of several other locally important, elite, endangered and ornamental banana varieties.
  1. Preservation of Agri-Produce by Irradiation
    For increasing the rural awareness and benefits of radiation processing, consultancy service for irradiation of agro produce on trial basis without charges will be provided to ATP holders on separate request.
  2. BARC New Seeds
    For increasing the spread of new crop varieties developed by BARC, sample seeds shall be made available to ATP holder on separate request as per the suitability in his region.

To enable and encourage techno- entrepreneurship in the villages, all those who desire to start activity in villages can avail these technologies at an affordable cost.  To quick start the activity, some of the products can be purchased by them either from operational AKRUTIs or from industries as they find suitable and deploy them in the region.  Based on the experience gained, they can spread the activities in surrounding villages by deploying them in rural sector through local techno-preneurship with the technical know-how and support provided  under this programme for deployment.

Under DAE-Societal Initiative, to encourage potential techno-preneurs in rural sector and to promote large scale deployment of BARC technologies, these technologies are provided for deployment in the rural area with concessional License Fee to locals from rural areas and also urban entrepreneurs to start this activity in rural sector at an affordable price. All the technologies mentioned above are offered under AKRUTI Tech Pack.  Applicant is free to choose any one or combination of technologies for deployment in the rural sector as per need of the region and his financial capacity.      

On successfully deploying the taken technologies in the rural sector, the ATP holder can request for following free consultancy suitable to his region on trial basis.
1.  Preservation of agri-produce through Irradiation :

Radiation technology can be effectively used in preserving agriculture produce, improving food safety and enhancing international trade by overcoming trade barriers caused by the presence of quarantine insect pests and microbes in agricultural commodities.  Major technological benefits that can be achieved are disinfestations of insect pests, inhibition of sprouting, delay in ripening and destruction of microbes creating food spoilage.  This leads to increase of storage life, hygiene and safety.It is desired to increase the awareness of these benefits in urban as well as rural sector..

In order to promote this awareness in rural sector, radiation processing consultancy service will be provided to the holders of AKRUTI Tech Pack for carrying free trial sample irradiations of products available in their regions on separate request.

2.   BARC New Seed Varieties :
For increasing the awareness and spread of new crop varieties developed by BARC, sample seeds shall be made available to sow in their region to ATP holder on separate request.
C. Incentive for Women Entrepreneurs for AKRUTI Tech Pack 

Women Entrepreneurs (WEs) are further encouraged by providing additional 10% concession on AKRUTI Tech Pack license fee with other conditions remaining same.