THE ISTRI PROJECT

An initiative aimed at market transformation from coal as AN input fuel to LPG for ironing vyapaaris.

EVIDENCE FROM THE PILOT

The transformation has led to an increase in income for the nanopreneurs owing to greater productivity & reduction in fuel costs.

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WHY THE

LPG IRON BOX

A deep customer research with ironing vyapaaris indicated a number of challenges - it was evident that they were using a strenuous and age-old appliance.

Not only was ironing with these boxes cumbersome and more time-consuming, but coal is a more expensive fuel. Through the design-thinking approach, a breakthrough solution to this problem was arrived at.

Switching to a more sustainable and regulated alternative:

LPG IRON BOX

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OUR PATH TOWARDS

OUR PATH

TOWARDS

IMPACT AT SCALE

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KEY

STAKEHOLDERS

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IMPACT

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