Indian government launch contest for smart water supply monitoring solutions

The Jal Jeevan Mission under the Department of Drinking Water & Sanitation Ministry of Jal Shakti in India, in partnership with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology launched a contest for creating a smart rural water supply ecosystem that measures and monitors the service delivery of water supply in rural areas. The pilot programme will be conducted at 100 villages, and the best solution will get a cash prize of Rs 50 lakh (around 67,000 US$) while runner ups will get a prize of Rs 20 lakh (around 27,000 US$) each. Successful developers will be given an opportunity for further developing their solutions.