(The Gist of PIB) San-Sadhan Hackathon [SEPTEMBER-2019]
The Government of India has invited applications for its latest initiative called the ‘San-Sadhan’ Hackathon – for Divyangjan accessible toilets.
‘San-Sadhan’ Hackathon is an initiative under the Swachh Bharat Mission to ease lives of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) by making toilets smarter, more accessible, and easier to use.
The initiative is being organized jointly by the Ministry of Jal Shakti and the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, in collaboration with Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and 91springboard.
In this hackathon, the government is looking for smart, scalable and innovative solutions for economical toilets for individual and community use in rural and urban contexts.
Technology enthusiasts have been called to apply by or before August 28th, 2019.
The shortlisted applicants will work to develop their prototype during the two-day Hackathon scheduled to be held in the month of September in New Delhi.