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Social Innovation Competition in India with a Focus on Environment: Indias premier engineering institution, the...

Social Innovation Competition in India with a Focus on Environment: Indias premier engineering institution, the...

India's premier engineering institution, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chennai has come up with a novel social innovation contest to be held during its annual technical festival called "Shaastra" from September 28 to October 2. The aim of the competition is to promote rural empowerment and encourage social entrepreneurs and innovators to focus on environment-friendly solutions. The program leaders expect this unique event to provide a platform to social enterprises, socially responsible companies and individuals involved in making a difference to the environment. The problem statement of the "Shaastra Social Innovation Challenge" includes designing a fully automated robot that can segregate municipal waste and designing a solar cooker to replace traditional wood-based cooking in rural India. The robot will have to perform sorting among food waste, plastic bag...

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