SWACCHATHON 1.0 – Swachh Bharat Hackathon

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Imphal, August 10, 2017 (DIPR): To crowd source solutions to some of the pressing issues faced during the implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), Communication and Capacity Development Unit (CCDU), PHED, Manipur is organizing SWACCHATHON 1.0 – Swachh Bharat Hackathon in the State under aegis of the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India. On-line submission for participating in the said Hackathon has started from 5th of this month and will close on 25th, 2017.

The main theme of the Hackathon are Innovative, sustainable, environment-friendly and affordable toilet technology for hilly, dry, flood prone and remote areas; Technological solutions to monitor usage of toilets; Technological solutions for bringing behavioral change for toilet usage and hygiene; Innovative models and methods to improve the operation and maintenance of school toilet; Innovative solutions for Menstrual health Management and Innovative solutions for early decomposition of faecal matter.

The competition is open to all categories viz., students, professionals, Non-governmental Organizations, start-ups etc. working in sanitation sector. For further details, participants can access the website https://innovate.mygov.in/swachhathon-1.0 said a press release issued by Director, CCDU, PHED, Manipur. (DIPR)

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