Eram Scientific Solutions based here has won the Sankalp Award instituted by the Sankalp Forum, 2012.

The company takes home a cash prize of Rs 20 lakh for innovation in creating the ‘Delight’ e-toilet, an automated public sanitation unit for the urban areas, a company spokesman announced here.

Eram has installed 400 e-toilet units all over Kerala. Recently, two such units were installed in Kerala House in New Delhi.

Sankalp Forum is an annual platform for social and sustainable ventures initiated by the Mumbai-based advisory firm Intellecap.

It connects with over 400 social enterprises, investors and funders and 10,000 other stakeholders from across the world.

In the past three years, more than 24 enterprises here have seen investments being committed through the Sankalp platform.

Over 160 others have been made investment-ready through mentoring and capacity building programmes, the spokesman said.

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(This article was published on April 16, 2012)
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