Anand Mahindra shares a video of a plastic bottle fruit picking tool

In India, many people find solutions to their daily problems through what is colloquially known as jugaad, a type of improvised innovation.

Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra who has done this many times expressed interest in innovations created by ordinary people and amateursshared a video showing one such example of jugaad innovation.

The video showed a man plucking fresh guavas from a tree using a handcrafted tool consisting of a string of thin rope, a plastic bottle and a pipe. It also featured a tutorial on how to make the fruit picking tool.

The billionaire shared the video on Thursday and wrote: “Not an earth shattering invention. But I’m excited because it shows a growing culture of ‘tinkering’. America became a powerhouse of invention because of the habit of many experimenting in their basement/garage workshops. Tinkerers can become titans of innovation. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ โ€

Commenting on his video, one Twitter user wrote, “Simple, elegant and easy to make! A solution for every farmer! Innovations like these are very exciting for a young agricultural entrepreneur like me! Wonderful to see your support @anandmahindra sir!โ€

Another Twitter user wrote: “Agree with your comment on ‘tinkering’ which is pretty much the only thing some of our brilliant minds can afford to commercialize despite the lack of education, resources and support. India is indeed the proud land of Jugaad technology. Such efforts are praised by influential people.”

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