The Thiruvanathapuram-based Eram Scientific Solutions has won the country’s maiden Swachhathon 1.0 award, the first ever Swachh Bharat Hackathon, organized by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation to crowd source solutions to some of the Sanitation and Hygiene challenges faced in various parts of the country. Swachhathon 1.0 is the latest recognition bestowed on Eram Scientific, which pioneered the concept of completely automated electronics toilets which works on centralised remote sensing technology platform in the country.
Eram won the maiden national award in a hotly contested competition by trumping both domestic and foreign firms working on the sanitation technology space. The Hackathon received a massive response with total entries of 3,053 in six categories. Eram won the award in the `Monitoring Usage of Toilets’ category.
The Swachhathon award was received by Dr.Siddeek Ahmed, CMD, Eram Group from the Minister of State, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Shri SS Ahluwalia in a function organised on October 2nd at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, where the function was inaugurated by Hon. Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi with the presence of other cabinet ministers.
“We are quite proud of receiving the maiden Swachhathon 1.0 award from the government of India. This is yet another proof for our relentless efforts to bring new innovations and practices in the sanitation and hygienic space.” said Dr Siddeek Ahmed, chairman & MD, Eram Group