Mr. Mansukhbhai Prajapati

  • 2022
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development

Born: October 19, 1965

Mr. Mansukhbhai Prajapati is renowned for his rural innovations and has been credited for his earthen clay-based functional and utility products. He has brought back pottery into the mainstream with innovative techniques and a wide range of products.

Born in Nichi Mandal, in Morbi District of Gujarat and despite being discouraged by his father who was a traditional potter, Mr. Prajapati with his sheer passion and determination, started working on his dream project.

Being engaged in the pottery work since the early eighties, Mr. Mansukhbhai Prajapati has innovated and adapted appropriate technology and modern techniques. This has helped the traditional work of the rural artisans to scale up to a level of entrepreneurship and business. He scaled up his activity and produced highly efficient and eco-friendly clay products that are safe for environment and health.

Popularly known as Mitticool products, the products are in demand for its functionality, affordability, and eco-friendliness. Not only the poor, but the rich have also accepted, appreciated, and adapted this innovation.