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SWACHHATA FIRST CHALLENGE

Purpose of Swachhata Start-Up Challenge:

  • The objective of the Swachhata Start-Up Challenge is to take advantage of the first initiative by providing business opportunities for new innovators to create business solutions that are socially relevant and marketable.

About Swachhata Start-Up Challenge:

  • It aims to inspire new start-ups to come forward and advance significant changes in the field of sanitation and waste management.
  • The challenge aims to promote a conducive environment for business development under Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0 (SBM-U 2.0).

Who can participate in the challenge?

  • The challenge is open to registered start-ups in India and French actors working with Indian start-ups (as a joint venture).
  • It invites solutions to all four areas with themes, namely:
  • Social Inclusion; 
  • Zero dumps (solid waste management);
  • Plastic Waste Management;
  • Transparency through digital enablement.

Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0:

  • It was launched on 1 October 2021 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • It aims to achieve the vision of ‘Garbage Free Cities’ vision over the next five years by renovating landfills, building and disposing of waste, and managing plastic waste.

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