The shoes, comprising two thermocol floats attached to rexine, are so useful that people use them during floods even today.
The innovative washing cum exercise machine
Washing machines are a luxury not everyone can afford, especially in India. However, washing clothes manually can be a lot of work and tiresome too.
Remya Jose, a teenager from Kerala's Malappuram, who was tired of washing clothes manually decided to come up with an economical solution.
She created a washing-cum-exercise machine with a cycle that washes clothes only after 3-4 minutes of pedaling.
#3: The jugaad cycle that can generate electricity
In rural India, irregular supply of electricity is a major problem. However, to come up with a low-cost solution, two people in Haryana's Sirsa made a jugaad cycle that can generate electricity. It can charge an inverter, giving 6-hour backup after two hours of pedaling.
A low-cost, no-fuel plow created from an old bicycle
In 2016, Ram Prasad, a farmer in Uttar Pradesh's Banda, converted an old cycle into a low-cost, no-fuel plow.
He came up with the idea when he had to sell his bullock during a drought year; he had no money to maintain tractors and equipment for plowing.
After experimenting for years, he finally built the no-fuel plow with a single-wheel, front/rear handles, and diggers.
#5: Making multi-purpose ropes from old sarees
Making multi-purpose ropes from old sarees is one of the most common jugaads. Some people have even built simple rope-makers to braid and twine saree (cloth) strips to make long ropes. These ropes are quite strong and can be used for various purposes.