Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) organized a Swachh Bharat Grand Challenge as a part of the Swachhta Pakhwada held from 1st to 15th November 2018 to reward innovative solutions by DIPP recognized Start-ups in India.
Four areas of sanitation, waste management, water and wastewater management, and air management were selected for the grand challenge. These awards were given away by Secretary DIPP, Ramesh Abhishek on 26th December 2018 in New Delhi.
In Air sector, the first prize was given to Maclec technical project laboratory Pvt. Ltd of Delhi and 2nd Prize to Small Spark Concepts Technologies Private Limited of Pune.
In sanitation sector, 1st Prize was given to Altersoft Innovations India Private Limited of Kerala (Cochin) and 2nd Prize was given to Naturesani Private Limited of Telangana.
In waste sector 1st Prize was given to Sanshodhan An E-Waste Exchange Private Limited of Telangana and 2nd Prize was given to Flycatcher Technologies LLP of Maharashtra (Mumbai).
In the water sector, 1st Prize was given to REVY Environmental Solutions Pvt Ltd of Gujarat and 2nd Prize was given to EF Polymer Private Limited of Rajasthan.
Prize money for the Swachch Bharat Grand Challenge Was Rs. 2 lakh for the 1st prize and Rs. 1 lakh for the 2nd prize along with a certificate of appreciation.