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Swacchathon 1.0 in Assam

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 Aug 2017 12:00 AM GMT

GUWAHATI, Aug 16: The Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation is organizing ‘Swacchathon 1.0’, a Swachh Bharat Hackathon event in Assam wherein students, professiols and organizations, including start-ups can come up with easy and affordable solutions to some of the burning problems and issues pertaining to the implementation of ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ in the sanitation sector. The problems which call for solution are (a) Innovative, sustaible, environment-friendly and affordable toilet technology for hilly, dry, flood-prone and remote areas. (b) technological solutions to monitor usage of toilets, (c) technological solutions for bringing behavioural change for toilet usage and hygiene, (d) innovative models and methods to improve the operation and maintence of school toilet, (e) innovative solutions for Menstrual Health Magement. (f) Innovation solutions for early decomposition of faecal matter. The event will be held in three rounds. In round 1, participants will be required to make online entries on the MyGov portal (innovate.mygov.in). Subsequently, the selected participants will be required to present a live demonstration of their solutions in Round 2. The fils are to be held on September 8, 2017 next where the winners will be announced after submissions of presentations by the participants.

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