On Oct 2, 2015 (the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi), PM Narendra Modi launched the Swachch Bharat (Clean India) mission. Source: http://www.narendramodi.in/pm-launches-swachh-bharat-abhiyaan-6697 Concerned ministries: Rural (http://sbm.gov.in/sbm_new/); Urban (https://swachhbharaturban.gov.in/ISNAHome.aspx )
The Government of India has also announced the Clean Ganga project or NamamiGange (National Mission for Clean Ganga) under the auspices of the Swachch Bharat Abhiyan –Rural. Source: https://nmcg.nic.in ; http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=124147
The Venture Center and its incubatee companies are contributing to the Swachch Bharat Abhiyan. Examples include:
- Noble Exchange, an incubatee company, operates food waste management plants for Bengaluru and Pune cities.
- ShashwatOorja is focused on biogas technologies in rural settings.
- VIVIRA is an innovative company building devices to improve effluent treatment plans in various industries.
- During 2016, Venture Center hopes to launch a Social Innovation Immersion Programme on Sanitation. See Venture Center’s campaign site at http://www.venturecenter.co.in/campaigns/sanitation/