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Channel to showcase miracles of innovation in India

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Kolkata, Feb 22 (UNI) An amphibian bicycle, a tree climber, a coconut collector, a bamboo splitter and a pedal operated washing machine -- scientific innovations like these happen everyday not in big research laboratories but in the rural backyard of India.

The technological innovations based on traditional wisdom help people at the grassroots level to lead a smoother life.

In an endeavour to bring the world's attention to India's untapped and abundant talent, Discovery Channel, in association with National Innovation Foundation will showcase pathbreaking technological advancements and Indian grassroots innovations in its new 18-episode series ''Beyond Tomorrow''.

So while the programme will present stories on products like the Aquada, the next generation amphibian car from New Zealand which is as sleek on land as on water, the channel has produced a short film on Indian grassroots innovations like an amphibious bicycle, created by Mohammad Saidullah from Bihar -- a conventional bicycle that can be modified to cross ponds and other water bodies and is extremely useful during floods.

To showcase the immense talent present in the interiors of India like Motihari in Bihar, Kutch in Gujarat, Malappuram in Kerala, Discovery Channel has produced short films on the Indian grassroots innovators which it will air on the channel during the three-month long series.

To generate a discussions on the progress, pace and potential of Indian science and innovations in the backdrop of the global examples, Discovery Channel is showcasing the global and Indian innovations through a nationwide roadshow which includes a special address by some of India's most eminent scientists.

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