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Anand Mahindra gives new SUV to village blacksmith in exchange for jugaad car made from scrap

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Anand Mahindra gives new SUV to village blacksmith in exchange for jugaad car made from scrap.

Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra has been a strong supporter of innovators and keeps in close touch with grassroot developments in the country has gifted an SUV to a Maharashtra blacksmith in exchange for a jugaad car  that the villager has made from scrap metal and using refurbished old parts and runs well on the road.

Dattatraya Lohar from Devrashtre village caught the attention of the Mahindra Group’s Chairman last month after a video of his iron car went viral. Lohar’s car, built from the scrap, is powered by a two-wheeler engine and auto-rickshaw tyres.

Mahindra said he would preserve the man’s creation at Mahindra Research Valley.

The billionaire said the local authorities will sooner or later stop Lohar from plying the vehicle as it flouts official regulations, so he had offered him a Bolero which the Maharashtra villager had accepted.