Award by Google India:10 social development ideas shortlisted for Rs. 3 crores

Google India has invited ideas from non-profits on how they would make India and the world a better place using technology in August. And from the given entries Google has selected 10 ideas. Google has also invited public to vote for them till 30 October. The 10 non-profit finalists that were announced today each have the potential to build positive change in India. They only need support to do so, Ram Shriram, judge and Google Board Member said.

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The selected Social development ideas are like this:

  • ┬áLaunch a network of motorbike science labs to address the lack of science equipment and digital resources for rural children.
  • To develop an online marketplace and integrated mobile app to organize waste pickers and address the growing problem of trash in Delhi.
  • Scaling a video hub and an online knowledge platform to help farmers gain the agricultural skills they need to lower their costs and increase their productivity.
  • Creating open source mobile games to teach critical entrepreneurship skills to India’s children.

Apart from cash award, Google will also mentor the four winners to help them deliver the projects, the company said in a statement Monday.