As part of the Swachhta Pakhwada held from 1st to 15th November, 2018, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) organized a Swachch Bharat Grand Challenge.
This was organized to reward innovative solutions by DIPP recognized Start-ups in the country. Four areas of sanitation, waste management, water and wastewater management and air management were selected for the grand challenge.
One hundred sixty-five applications were received from 70 districts in 22 states. Unique solutions were received from start-ups who had also filed for intellectual property rights.
The 1st Prize money for the Swachch Bharat Grand Challenge was Rs. 2 lakh and 2nd Prize, Rs. 1 lakh along with a certificate of appreciation. The winners in the different categories are:
|Prize||Sector – Air||Description||Location|
|1stPrize||Maclec technical project laboratory pvt. Ltd||MV-1 (Product) Absorb Pollutants emitted from Vehicular traffic, Collect and Store PM, Dust Particles and Compress air for Electric Production.||Delhi|
|2ndPrize||Small Spark Concepts Technologies Private Limited||SCHÖRL™ is a patent pending air filter technology which improves the combustion of the fuel supplied to the engine to increase the heat propagation.||Maharashtra (Pune)|
|Sector – Sanitation|
|1stPrize||Altersoft Innovations India Private Limited||Intelligent Public Toilets (IP Toilet) with self-cleaning facility, floor hygiene concept and IoT enabled control board for monitoring the usage.||Kerala (Cochin)|
|2ndPrize||Naturesani Private Limited||Manufactures odourless, waterless and chemical-free urinal systems that provides a unique air-lock system which does not allow urine to get in contact with air or oxygen||Telangana|
|Sector – Waste|
|1stPrize||Sanshodhan An E-Waste Exchange Private Limited||E-Waste Exchange enables people to dispose off their electronic waste while complying to the government regulations||Telangana|
|2ndPrize||Flycatcher Technologies LLP||Creates storage units to process waste material that generates bio-gas to be used in household kitchens||Maharashtra (Mumbai)|
|Sector – Water|
|1stPrize||REVY Environmental Solutions Pvt Ltd||Created an Anaerobic granulated sludge of more than 650 no of various bacteria that is used to treat waste water that can directly be used for irrigation purposes.||Gujarat|
|2ndPrize||EF Polymer Private Limited||Created a mixture used to absorb and retain water using biodegradable waste. The mixture absorbs and prevents the water to drain in agriculture fields.||Rajasthan|
During the Swachhta Pakhwada observed by DIPP in November this year various activities were also undertaken like cleaning of corridors, office premises, quadrangles and parking areas of Udyog Bhawan, moping of glass partitions and cleaning of sections/records/library.
Along with the Horticulture Department of CPWD the cutting of hedges, pruning of tree branches, mowing the lawn, display and colouring of plant pots, removal of weeds and repairs and replacement of broken pots was undertaken.
Further, in order to encourage proper upkeep and maintenance of records, Swachhata awards were given to the best maintained sections of DIPP. A committee checked every room during the Swachhta Pakhwada.
The awards were given away by Secretary DIPP, Ramesh Abhishek in New Delhi today.