Mansukh bhai Prajapati a conventional clay maker who had distorted the customary clay objects into amazingly new choice of articles which he named Mitticool mitti refers to mud. To create a better India his innovative thought is a great contribution to make our country free from global warming, for building better India his contribution is highly appreciated being a simple potter he thought of making something which was never thought by anyone before. He created various types of earthen material which was never thought before like water filter, fridge and many more.
Mansukh bhai Prajapati was a simple man who never dreamt of becoming an entrepreneur and winning so many awards and getting recognized by so many people, it was after the massive earthquake which create a massive loss in Gujrat that his life took a new turn and he thought of doing some fruitful work for the society but he never thought of becoming such a popular man and getting so much appreciation from the government itself.
His life and background:
In the year 1983 Mansukhbhai Prajapati was a simple man earning about 300 bucks per month by working at a tile making factory at Wankaner close to Rajkot. He was unable to continue his studies due to excessive poverty of his family, finally after failing in class ten exams he started to do some odd jobs to support his family. In the year 1979 when the breakdown of the Machhu dam took place his family was forced to drift to Wankaner where Prajapati started to do some odd works in a brick factory in order to support his family then finally he got a permanent work in 1985 when he joined a famous pottery called Jgadamba Potteries as an apprentice as he joined this job various kinds of innovative idea struck to his brain he determined to begin a factory of earthen plate manufacturing factory rejecting the age old theory of pottery making done by potter’s wheel which was a slow process, he introduced a new idea of pottery making which was done by hand press. In the year 1988 he took a loan of thirty thousand rupees from a moneylender and bought a small piece of land to build a workshop at Wankaner and very soon his idea of hand press was modified into a machine which gave a surplus production at a very less amount of time about 700-800 earthen products per day.
Finally in the year 1990 his division was became registered as Mansukhbhai Raghavbhai Prajapati. His final make over came when he was successful in inventing a totally innovative terracotta filter and sold it to a businessman called Chiragbhai Patel 400 pieces at rupees 1 lakh. But sadly enough his business faced a drawback in 2001 when a disastrous earthquake destroyed many of his stocks and created a heavy blow on his business and at this time an amazing idea took place in his mind of creating a fridge made up of clay which can run without electricity and he was successful in making this plan in the year 2002. To build up another new section of clay business he took a loan from some of his associates by putting up his ancestral home as security for a bank loan. It took him three years of hard work and various researches on soils and designing of mud fridge designs and finally in the year 2005 he was successful in inventing the “Mitti Cool” fridge first time in the world which was available at a rate of 2,500-3000. It is capable of cooling water by ten degrees and keeps raw vagetables and fruits fresh upto four to five days. This hugely appreciated creation was honoured by a professor of IIM nad also vice chairman of National Innovation Foundation, who gave 2 lakh ruppes to Mansukhbhai for his invention which helped him to fulfil his debts.
Again after a year later he registered this farm by giving it a name called Mitti Cool Clay Creations. This farm had successfully created many more innovative items of clay like that of non-stick cookware, pressure cookers etc. he proudly honour himself by saying that he is the man who was successful in making the art of clay making popular among the common people and was also capable of bringing back the age old Indian tradition of pottery.
His work and contribution towards nation:
Manksukhbhai’s company Mitti Cool creation is hugely recognized by the University of Cambridge UK in May 2009 also Bosch and Siemens Hausgerate of Germany who are one of the largest home application company showed concern to his commodities. He is now positioned himself as a huge entrepreneur who not only giving a huge service towards the nature but also recruiting a huge number of poor porters in his farm and at this point of time about 20-25 potters are working and getting paid in his factory. His product are now getting sold worldwide at a huge number and the demand is growing at a rapid rate not only in India, but also a bulk of orders are received from 40-42 countries from all over the world. His next project is to build a Mitti Cool home, where people will receive light and air free of cost without electricity, his work was also appreciated by the former President and a great scientist Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam which is a great honour for this clay man.
The man of honour:
It is rightly said that if you want to do something for your nation then it is not necessary that you need to hold some kind of academic degree. Mansukhbhai proved this wrong, being a school dropout and coming from merely a poor family of rural India made our country proud by taking a step ahead towards making our earth fulfilled with eco friendly items in order to protect our nature. He did something which is too simple still highly technical process of replacing the so called electric and metal gadgets by totally pollution free earthen materials. This man is truly a masterpiece who brought something which will save our earth which is getting destroyed by using too many fuels and other chemicals.
Long live Mr Mansukhbhai Raghavjibhai Prajapatti and long live our beautiful Earth