- Hyderabad city has now emerged as a hub for IT and multinationals with a booming economic and commercial activity. The city also hosts a large number of industrial clusters, research institutions, academic institutions, corporate hospitals and incubation/co-working spaces. However, a key parameter under various city liveability rankings where Indian cities in general, and Hyderabad in particular, have traditionally lagged behind the benchmark, has been in urban infrastructure development and planning, specifically concerning energy, waste and water management. These factors also pose huge environmental concerns and health hazards.
- Based on the criticality of these issues and taking into account the resources and capabilities on hand as well as the Government of India’s priority areas, viz. Swachh Bharat Mission and Jal Shakti Abhiyan, Government of Telangana is making an effort in transforming Telangana into a sustainable State, undertaking several green and sustainable initiatives, specifically concerning energy and waste management.
- Research and Innovation Circle of Hyderabad (RICH), with the support of the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser, Government of India, and in collaboration with various subject matter experts, is scouting for relevant solutions from startups and industry to collaborate and co-create interventions in the sustainability sector.