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Swachh Toycathon

Swachh Toycathon:

Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry will launch Swachh Toycathon, a unique competition to make toys from waste.

  • The competition will be open to individuals and groups to bring forth innovation in toy designs using dry waste.
  • It will focus on efficient designs that can be replicated at a larger scale, and toys that comply with minimum safety standards.
  • The competition will be hosted on MyGov’s innovate India portal.
  • Center for Creative Learning, IIT Gandhinagar is the knowledge partner for the initiative.

National Action Plan for Toys 2020:

  • It was introduced to promote the Indian toy industry including traditional handicrafts and handmade toys with the objective of establishing India as a global Toy hub.
  • The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade along with 14 Ministries of Central Government is currently implementing various aspects of the National Action Plan for Toys.