In 2003, ENVIRON was founded with an effort to address issues of environmental degradation and economic development of Northeastern region of India. ENVIRON is amalgamation of students, researchers and think-tanks who believe that proper management and utilization of renewable natural resource is the key to sustainable development of this region.
Dr. Amarjyoti Kashyap, president of ENVIRON has received the prestigious Millennium Alliance National Innovation Award (Round-4) under the Water and Sanitation segment from Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister of India for Science & Technology, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Ministry of Earth Sciences, on July 20th, 2017.
About the Innovation
Due to the invention of “Waste Assimilator” ENVIRON has won the Millennium Alliance Innovation Award (Round-4) under the Water and Sanitation segment. The invention is generating the concept of biodegradable solid waste management and organic cropping which is also opening a path for economic growth and enhancement of organic green cover towards organically green, healthy, economically sound and sanitized India.
An Innovation Partnership for Global Development
The MA is an inclusive platform to leverage Indian creativity, expertise, and resources to identify and scale innovative solutions being developed and tested in India to address development challenges that will benefit base of the pyramid populations across India and the world. Under FICCI’s leadership and in partnership with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Technology Development Board (TDB), and other MA partners, the Alliance will provide innovators with services such as seed funding, grants, incubation and accelerator services, networking opportunities, business support services, knowledge exchange, and technical assistance, and will facilitate access to equity, debt, and other capital. Through the Millennium Alliance, USAID, FICCI, TDB, and other partners, will help realize India’s role as a global innovation laboratory.