Grassroots Innovation | Stretch your imagination when you think of school buses [1]

The old adage “necessity is the mother of all inventions”, underlies the basic premise that drives human ingenuity to invent and innovate. For practicality, I’ve lumped them together as they are rooted in the same cause, and are triggered by the same need.

And the need to innovate is universal! Regardless of geographical location or economic stage. So here’s a look at street-level or grassroots-level innovations from around the world. It essentially involves looking at an existing problem with a new set of eyes to identify solutions, using any means and resources available.

Here’s a look at a unique solution to the transportation challenge, using whatever mode of transport is available. In Rajasthan, India, a school bus takes on a different shape and form, a cart pulled by a camel. I can’t think of anything more exotic. It may look cruel, rudimentary and downright ridiculous, but hey… it get’s the job done. AND… IT’S ZERO CARBON FOOTPRINT MODE OF TRANSPORT!

Children of Bhanwarlal Kala Bal Mandir School head to school on a camel-driven school bus in Rajasthan, India. Photo: Rajasthan Today/Barcroft India

Inspiration: Telegraph

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