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Atal New India Challenge 2.0 Launched


Atal New India Challenge UPSC: Relevance

  • GS 2: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.


Atal Innovation Mission UPSC: Context


What is ANIC?

  • AIM has launched over 24 Atal New India Challenges to create product and service innovations having national socio-economic impact.


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About ANIC

  • One of the primary goals of the ANIC program is to support innovations in areas critical to India’s development and growth – Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Agriculture, Food Processing, Housing, Energy, Mobility, Space Application etc.
  • The Atal New India Challenge aims to address the Commercialization Valley of Death – supporting innovators scale over the risks associated with access to resources for testing, piloting and market creation.
  • ANIC solicits innovations from start-ups and MSMEs in the prototype stage and after a competitive process of selection supports them through to the commercialization stage over a course of 12 – 18 months with a funding of up to INR 1 crore along with other associated support from the AIM’s innovation ecosystem.


ANIC challenges

ANIC 2.0 will see 18 challenges being thrown open from 7 sectors.

Sector: E-mobility

  • Challenge 1: Electric Vehicles – Innovations in indigenous Electric Vehicle and EV component technology
  • Challenge 2: EV charging Infrastructure – Solutions for easier and faster charging of EV batteries


Sector: Road Transportation (in partnership with Ministry of Road Transport and Highways)

  • Challenge 1: Safe Transport – Innovations to improve rider / driver safety
  • Challenge 2: Smart Mobility – Smart solutions to develop Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Challenge 3: Sustainable Mobility – Sustainable innovations in mobility


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Sector: Space Technology and Application (in partnership with Department of Space – Indian Space Research Organization)

  • Challenge 1: GIS Solution – GIS solutions across sectors – agriculture, water, forestry, urban affairs, road transport etc.
  • Challenge 2: Propulsion – Innovations in green propellants, electric propulsion, advanced air-breathing.
  • Challenge 3: Navigation – NavIC based navigation solution in IoT applications
  • Challenge 4: AI/ML Modelling – AI/ML models for space applications


Sector: Sanitation Technology (in partnership with Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment)

  • Challenge 1: Preventing Human Intervention – Innovations to mechanize cleaning of septic tanks, drainages and manholes.
  • Challenge 2: Protecting Humans Engaged in Sewage Cleaning – Protective gears, equipment and other solutions for ensuring the health and safety of humans engaged in sewage cleaning.


Sector: Medical Devices and Equipment

  • Challenge 1: Portable point-of-care (POC) diagnostic or monitoring devices.
  • Challenge 2: Low-cost Consumables & Implants.
  • Challenge 3: Advanced Surgical and Non-Surgical Equipment.
  • Challenge 4: Advanced Assistive and Rehabilitative Devices.


Sector: Waste Management

  • Challenge 1: Municipal Solid Waste Management
  • Challenge 2: E-waste Management


Sector: Agriculture

  • Challenge 1: Climate Smart Agriculture


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