Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry (MoHUAM) launch Swachh Toycathon

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On 26 September, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launched Swachh Toycathon, a unique competition to make toys from waste.

Important facts

  • The competition will be open to individuals and groups to bring innovation to the design of toys using dry waste.

  • The focus will be on the design of those toys, on the basis of which a large number of toys can be made.

  • These toys will have to comply with the minimum safety standards.

  • The competition will be hosted on MyGov innovate India portal. 

  • Center for Creative Learning IIT-Gandhinagar will be the knowledge partner of this competition.

  • Due to the economic development, income growth and many innovations in the country, the demand for toys has increased tremendously.

  • The National Toy Action Plan-2020 has been launched to establish India as a global toy hub and promote traditional handmade toys.

National Toy Action Plan-2020

  • The government has prepared a National Toy Action Plan involving 14 ministries to make the domestic toy industry competitive.

  • It aims to make India self-reliant in the toy sector and increase the presence of domestic toys in the global market.

  • The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade and 14 Ministries are implementing various aspects of the scheme.

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