Youth4water Campaign hosts Innovation Awards 2022

Bhubaneswar: Youth4Water campaign conducted the Innovation Awards final round interview with 20 youths from across Odisha on November 1, at Centre for Youth and Social Development (CYSD) here.

Youth4Water campaign, through a wide array of activities, aims to join youth, capacitate them and enthuse them to become leaders of change for climate resilience and WASH in Odisha. The campaign that has reached 1.4 lakh youths, stresses on encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship in these fields.

In response to the call for applications for Youth4Water Innovation Award 2022, the campaign received 230 valid entries which were arranged in three categories:

  • Innovative ideas that have been taken to market.
  • Innovative ideas with working models or prototypes.
  • Concept notes.

Jury member BM Nayak said, “It is heartening to see rural, tribal and other youth coming up with innovative ideas that solve a local problem while also providing livelihood.”

Some of the ideas that the youth presented were – period panties, waste to fuel, Waste Mandi, IOT-based agriculture, pond cleaning kit, edible cups, cow dung-based wall paint, etc.

On completion of interviews, the jury jointly selected winners from each category.

The innovators will be awarded in the culmination event of Youth4Water that will be held next month.

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