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The Prime Minister's Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC) through the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to the Government of India has setup the Waste to Wealth - Swachh Bharat Unnat Bharat Mission to identify science and technology solutions for India’s waste challenges.

The announces the cleaning and restoring of India’s water bodies challenge. We invite companies and entrepreneurs from India and around the world to apply with existing technology solutions addressing the following key:


Urban drains ( A runoff collection and transportation system responsible for removing stormwater runoff from urban areas to prevent flooding) 

  • Technologies to desilt, remove waste sludge and solid waste from drains
  • Technologies to treat/reuse sludge and solid waste (including plastic, metal, animal dung, small industrial waste, textiles, animal carcasses, etc.) removed from drains  
  • Customized desilting machines are needed for cleaning under kalwarts as drains are clogged with waste 
  • Low-cost technologies to treat water 

 

Water bodies/ lakes/ponds/reservoirs across rural and urban areas 

  • Technologies to desilt, remove waste sludge and solid waste from water bodies/ lakes
  • Technologies to treat/reuse sludge and solid waste (including plastic, industrial waste, sewage, weeds, animal carcasses, etc.), removed from water bodies/ lakes  
  • Low-cost technologies to treat water
  • Technologies applicable at different scales, sizes, and level of pollution of water bodies are invited

 

Successful technology pilots implemented through this challenge will be designated as national pilots and communicated by the mission to all states of India. The mission will provide the following to the selected submissions: 

Pilot identification support: identifying pilot locations, identifying and tying up with project hosts (state governments, municipal corporations etc.), logistics support
Fiscal Support: 

  • For Indian startups: Upto 80% support of the initial capex. Startup expected to fund O&M costs for upto one year before handing over to project host
  • For Indian MSMEs: Upto 50% support of the intial capex. MSME expected to fund O&M costs for upto one year before handing over to project host
  • For Indian large businesses: Upto 25% support of the intial capex. Businesses expected to fund O&M costs for upto one year before handing over to project host
  • For international businesses: No capex support. Businesses expected to fund O&M costs for upto one year before handing over to project host

Expansion Support: Publishing successful technology pilots at the end of year 1 and communication to state government departments, municipal corporations with similar waste challenges 

Eligibility

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Selection

The selection criteria applied to the entries will include: 

  • The relevance of technology to the identified challenges
  • Prior demonstration or validation test reports if any
  • The land footprint, energy footprint, water footprint of the technology
  • The cost of the technology, demonstrated in cost/ per unit waste treated or cost/ length of water body cleaned
  • The versatility of the technology to be applied across a range of sites
  • The extent to which the technology allows for water to be recovered and reused (measured in % terms)
  • Readiness for deployment 
  • Timeline required for deployment
  • Team composition and experience/ demonstrated expertise 
  • Extent of cost share proposed by the company

Evaluation & Submission

Evaluation Process

A multi-tier evaluation process will be followed for the selection of successful applicants including Basic Screening, Expert Assessment, Executive Committee Selection and Final Approval.

 

Submission Timeline 

Rolling deadline for RFPs, with the first submission on 24th Dec 2020
Subsequent deadline will be 15th February 2021

Lead Partners

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