30 startups identified through 'Swachhata Startup Challenge'

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On 19 September, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) organized a Startup Conclave at the Ambedkar International Center in New Delhi.


  • The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) will felicitate 30 startups identified through the Swachhta Startup Challenge to help strengthen the sanitation and waste management sector.
  • The day-long conclave will provide a platform to startups to gain experience, knowledge and learning that will help them find their way into the sector to successfully scale up their solutions.

  • Some Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) will engage in a 'reverse pitch' to highlight specific grassroots challenges, to motivate startups to work towards finding innovative solutions to the challenges.

  • Swachh Bharat Mission - Urban, implemented by MoHUA, focuses on innovation and encouragement for startups to adopt locally innovative, implementable solutions and business models and promote waste management.

About Swachhta Start-up Challenge ?

  • It was launched to increase innovation in waste management.

  • It was launched by the Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD) and the Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, DPIIT. 

  • The AFD is a French public financial institution that implements the policies of the French government.

  • The objective of this challenge is to harness the entrepreneurial potential of the waste management sector in India and promote an enabling environment for enterprise development.

  • The top ten winners of this challenge will be given a prize money of Rs 25 lakh.

  • Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) - Hardeep Singh Puri 

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