Greater Warangal municipality launches sanitation challenge for students

M Somasekhar Hyderabad | Updated on January 15, 2018 Published on November 02, 2016

Students and recent graduates who have smart ideas to make the town of Warangal in Telangana state ‘clean and livable’ have a chance to win prizes and participate in the Swachh Warangal Mission.

An Si3 Challenge (Sanitation -- Innovate, Incubate, Initiate) has been announced by the Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation (GWMC) in association with the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad, and the Kakatiya Institute of Technology and Science (KITS).

The challenge encourages students from all over the country to share proposals and designs to improve the sanitation process in Warangal, a town famous for its ancient architecture and rich cultural heritage.

According to V Srinivas Chary, Director - Centre for Urban Governance, Infrastructure Development, Environment and Energy, at ASCI, the ideas could encompass reducing open defecation to improving toilet design, from faecal sludge transport to its treatment and disposal, from effective behavioural change campaigns to ensuring community engagement and from recording data for waste water quality to developing new monitoring systems.

The top idea can win prizes worth Rs 1 lakh, receive mentorship from the best minds in the country, implementation support and opportunity to showcase their idea on a global platform. There are two more attractive prizes. Participants can enter as a team or individual applicant. November 15 is the last date for submission of preliminary ideas online with details from

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Published on November 02, 2016
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