Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri launched the ‘India Water Pitch-Pilot-Scale Start-up Challenge’ under Ministry’s Atal mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) 2.0.
The Mission aims to empower startups in the water/ used-water sector to grow through innovation and design that will drive sustainable economic growth and generate employment opportunities. Under this initiative, Ministry will select 100 start-ups which will be provided Rs.20 lakhs as funding support as well as mentorship.
AMRUT 2.0 is a transformative and unique scheme, with a huge outlay of over Rs.2.77 lakh crore. The scheme will ensure water security in the country, reduce its transportation costs, reduce groundwater contamination, and increase water utilization capacity.
Awareness in water management is important to make a healthy society. There are enormous issues related to urban water management in our country and everyone needed better technology to address them. Start-ups have to come up with innovative technologies which will help better management of urban water.