Social innovation grants given to 12 entrepreneurs: Kant

New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Monday said social innovation grants worth Rs 50 lakh were given to 12 enterprises as part of the project by Harvard South Asia Institute (SAI) in collaboration with Tata Trusts.

“A vital part of this project was to stimulate interventions and scale up existing initiatives that can lead to greater impact in select geographies. Social innovation grants totalling Rs 50 lakh were given to 12 budding social entrepreneurs and crafts enterprises in India to achieve this objective,” Kant said here.

The project was titled ‘Livelihood Creation in India’.

Smart Joules, a Delhi-based social enterprise was also amongst the receivers of the grant as part of the 19-month project on science and technology based social entrepreneurship.

The project aimed at filling the capacity gaps through residential workshops jointly conducted by Harvard Faculty and in-region experts.

“Over 25 social entrepreneurs from 14 states were shortlisted for this workshop,” Kant said.

–IANS

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