Applications Invited for India Plastic Challenge 2021
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC)
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Closing Date : August 01 2021, Sunday


About the Organization:

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) is the nodal agency in the administrative structure of the Central Government for the planning, promotion, co-ordination and overseeing the implementation of India’s environmental and forestry policies and programmes. The primary concerns of the Ministry are implementation of policies and programmes relating to conservation of the country’s natural resources including its lakes and rivers, its biodiversity, forests and wildlife, ensuring the welfare of animals, and the prevention and abatement of pollution

India Plastic Challenge 2021 for Students and Young Innovators

India Plastic Challenge-Hackathon 2021 is a part of the awareness program launched by Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MOEFCC), Govt. of India, to eliminate Single Use Plastics (SUPs). This challenge will provide a platform for students, startups, and young innovators with clearly defined ideas for digital solutions for plastic waste and the elimination of SUPs.

This challenge will bridge gaps between industry and innovators for the effective implementation of the solutions. With one-on-one mentoring sessions with industry experts, participants can build better business cases. Selected participants will showcase their solutions in final pitch session where their ideas will get more visibility and opportunity to pilot their solutions.

This challenge is being organized by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India to find innovative solutions to effectively track and monitor plastic waste, provide affordable alternatives and reduce dependency on SUPs

Hackathon details:

  • Track 1 – Digital Solutions for Plastic Waste: To effectively track and monitor plastic waste

  • Track 2 – Elimination of Single-Use Plastics: To provide affordable alternatives and reduce dependence on plastics

Who can apply?

Open for students and startups with a clearly defined solution.

  • For students: Students currently pursuing Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate course from Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) of India.

  • For startup: The startup must be registered under the Startup India Scheme by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT)*

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