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Government launched technology challenge, expel human entry into sewers, septic tanks



MoUHA launched technology challenge to expel human entry into sewers & septic tanks: Details, Aim, Purpose, Highlights

Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoUHA) has launched Technology Challenge: Identifying solutions for cleaning of Sewerage Systems and Septic Tanks to promote suitable techniques for cleaning sewers and septic tanks it to expel the need for a human entry in them.

The main aim of the challenge is to eliminate human contact in the cleaning of sewers and septic tanks. It also aims to identify technological as well as business process innovations to avoid human intervention in the cleaning of sewers and septic tanks.

It will also endorse viable business models that are suitable for the different size, geographies, and class of cities.

The challenge will be conducted for two separate categories. 

Category A: technological solutions for cleaning and maintenance of sewerage systems to eliminate the need for human entry.

Category B: technological solutions for cleaning and maintenance of septic tanks to eliminate the need for human entry.

The challenge will be part of Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention that will be held on 2nd October 2018 and will remain open up to 5: 30 pm on 14th August 2018. 

Individual innovators, consortium partners, companies, academic institutions, R&D centers, NGOs, Parastatal and municipal bodies can participate in this challenge.

A special jury comprising experts from MoUHA, faculty from IITs/IIMs and representatives of leading civil society groups will evaluate and scrutinize the technological solutions submitted by participants. 


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