DIPP Swachch Bharat Grand Challenge Awards Presented (Download PDF)


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As part of the Swachhta Pakhwada held from First to Fifteen 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.

Image Of Waste Collection As A Service

Image Of Waste Collection As A Service

Image Of Waste Collection As A Service

  • Four areas were selected for the grand challenge.

  1. Sanitation

  2. Waste management,

  3. Water and wastewater management

  4. Air management

  • 165 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 First Prize money for the Swachch Bharat Grand Challenge was Rs. 2 lakh and Second Prize, Rs. 1 lakh along with a certificate of appreciation.

  • The winners in the different categories are:

Table Of Winners Diffrent Categories

Table Of Winners Diffrent Categories


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


Sector – Waste


Sanshodhan An E-Waste Exchange Private Limited

E-Waste Exchange enables people to dispose off their electronic waste while complying to the government regulations


Second Prize

Flycatcher Technologies LLP

Creates storage units to process waste material that generates bio-gas to be used in household kitchens

Maharashtra (Mumbai)

Sector – Water

First Prize

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.


Second Prize

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.


About the Award

  • 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 & 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.


  • Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion

  • It Was Established in the Year 1995, and Was Reconstituted in the Year 2000 with the Merger of Department of Industrial Development.

  • The Department Functions under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India

- Published/Last Modified on: February 9, 2019

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