The model has now existed for sometime now and well studied and well documented, but associating it with Gandhi’s name, gives it a lot more weight.
Raghunath Mashelkar, a scholar & scientist talks about the Gandhian Model for Innovation in a Strategy & Business interview , which in one line means getting more from less for more people. It is inspired by Gandhi’s belief that Earth provides for everyone’s needs but not greed.
He sites Tata Nano and Arvind Eye care as the leading example of this model. Describing in detail how the technology has helped the fishermen in coastal areas through knowledge of availability of fish and also the buyers of the fish, he talks about the role of technology in changing people’s lives.