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10th National Biennial Competition for Green Grassroots 2017

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open31-Mar-2017
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AwardCash upto Rs 7.5 lakh
Eligibilityup-to class 12th
RegionAll India
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Tenth National Biennial Competition, National Innovation Foundation - India, Satellite Complex, Premchand Nagar Road, Premchandnagar Road, Ahmedabad-380015, Gujarat, Phone: 07926732456, 2095, Fax: 07926731903, Email:

What is 10th National Biennial Competition for Green Grassroots 2017?

The 10th National Biennial Competition awards  the three best Science and Technology innovations with Rs 500,000 (National First), Rs 300,000 (National Second) and Rs 100,000 (National Third) each in different categories.The award also includes a Life Time Achievement Award of Rs 750,000 to an outstanding innovator with demonstrated lifelong creativity. The National Innovation Foundation (NIF) was set up in March 2000 with a view to assist the department of Science and Technology, Government of India. It's main initiative is to strengthen the grassroots of technological innovations and provide outstanding traditional knowledge.The NIF mission is to help India become a creative and knowledge-based society by expanding policy and institutional space for technological innovators. NIF invites for entries of unaided technological innovations and traditional knowledge developed at grassroots by an individual or group comprising of farmers, artisans, fishermen and women, slum dwellers, workshop mechanics, students, local communities etc. The innovative work could be in the field of agriculture, machines, processes or products for farm/non-farm operations, household utility, transportation, energy conservation or generation, reduction in drudgery, development of plant varieties, development of herbal remedies for human/ animal problems, or any other low cost sustainable green technologies.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

The following students can apply for The 10th National Biennial Competition awards 

  • Individuals, from the unorganized sectors of the society, who have achieved distinction in improving quality and productivity without help from institutions, are invited to participate in the National Biennial Competition for Unaided Green Grassroots Ideas.
  • Women knowledge holders/innovators can participate in this campaign in as large a number as possible. 
  • Young inventors and innovators (upto class 12th) are invited to send their ideas or innovations for a special category of awards for them. Their work should be unsupervised and should be outcome of their own creativity, without any support from their teachers or outsiders. 

How can you apply ?

The  application procedure includes 

Step 1: Go to the website link

Step 2: Technical detail or genesis of the Idea for which you want to participate.

Step 3: Educational qualification of innovator/ traditional knowledge holders and occupation

Step 4: Finally provide complete postal addresswith pin code and conatact number.

Step 5: Any other information that may seem necessary should also be provided. 

Note: In case of Herbal entries it should be accompanied by properly dried plant samples to enable correct identification.

Step 6: The application should be send to the following address.

Tenth National Biennial Competition 
National Innovation Foundation - India
Satellite Complex, Premchand Nagar Road
Premchandnagar Road, 
Ahmedabad 380015 Gujarat.
Phone: 07926732456, 2095, Fax: 07926731903,

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