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8th edition of ISC-FICCI Sanitation Awards 2024 to showcase innovations in the field of sanitation

Apr 10, 2024

  • Last date to apply for Awards is 5th May 2024


NEW DELHI, 10 April 2024: The 8th edition of ‘ISC-FICCI Sanitation Awards 2024’ will recognize and honour organizations and individuals, from dedicated leaders to emerging talents, who are making significant contributions towards transforming sanitation in India. The awards aim to acknowledge those who are driving positive change for a cleaner, healthier, safer, and more equitable nation.


The last 7 editions of ISC-FICCI Sanitation Awards have played a critical role in highlighting the works of corporates, financial institutions, start-ups, NGOs, government entities, and various other organizations and individuals, bringing about a positive transformation in India's sanitation landscape.


The Jury Chair, Padma Vibhushan Dr. R. A. Mashelkar, former Director General, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt of India, said, “I am pleased to have witnessed the progression of ISC-FICCI Sanitation Awards, which began with just a few categories in 2017 and have now expanded to recognize excellence in sanitation across 11 categories. The introduction of new categories like Women Changemaker in Sanitation, Best SHG model in Livelihood for WASH, and Best Initiative in Plastic Recycling and Waste Management by an SME/MSME reflects the dynamic nature of these awards. I look forward to witnessing the outstanding contributions that will be recognized through these awards this year, in 2024.”


Ms Naina Lal Kidwai, Chairperson, India Sanitation Coalition, said, “In the last edition of these awards, we saw active participation from Women Changemakers, including women Gram Pradhans, reflecting India's progress towards gender equality and the increasing leadership role of women in sanitation. This year, while continuing our focus on the role of women in sanitation and the skilling of sanitation workers, we have increased our engagement in plastic waste management and financing models, including impact investing, and both upstream and downstream investing in waste management businesses. Our goal with these awards remains our desire to prioritize sanitation while also encouraging more and more investment in WASH, and to encourage, document, and disseminate best practices. In this and other ways, The India Sanitation Coalition hopes to improve the entire ecosystem that supports sanitation in the country.”


Ms Natasha Patel, CEO, India Sanitation Coalition, said, “The ISC-FICCI Sanitation Awards are not just about recognition; they bring about tangible change. The awards showcase exemplary work that is happening in the sector while also paving the way for new investment and business opportunities, ultimately benefiting our nation and its citizens. ISC-FICCI Sanitation awards honour the often-overlooked champions of sanitation, offering them a platform to share their impactful stories with the world.”


A standout feature of the ISC-FICCI Sanitation Awards is its transparency and commitment to fairness. There are no application fees or hidden costs involved in these esteemed honours, reinforcing the integrity and significance of the awards.


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Award Categories:

The ISC-FICCI Sanitation Awards will felicitate winners across 11 categories:

  1. Best Corporate Initiative in Sanitation (CSR): Small & Large
  2. Best Non-Profit Engagement Model in Sanitation: Rural & Urban
  3. Best Communication in Sanitation
  4. Best Innovative Financial Accessibility Model for WASH: Impact investor, Upstream investor, and Downstream investor
  5. Best Engagement Model in Sanitation by a Social Enterprise/Start-up
  6. Special recognition award for government.
  7. Best Model in Faecal Sludge and Septage Management (FSSM).
  8. Best Initiative in Sanitation for Empowering Sanitation Workers.
  9. Women Changemakers in Sanitation
  10. Best Initiative in Plastic Recycling and Waste Management by an SME/MSME
  11. Best SHG model in livelihood for WASH


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