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Swachh Toycathon

Published on September 27, 2022
Current Context: The Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Hardeep Singh Puri, launched Swachh Toycathon under the Swachh Amrit Mahotsav.
Swachh Toycathon
  • Swachh Toycathon is a unique competition in which individuals and groups will bring forth innovation in toy designs using dry waste.
  • This initiative aims to fulfill the growing demand for toys along with addressing the impacts of solid waste.
  • With Center for Creative Learning, IIT- Gandhinagar as its knowledge partner, the competition will be hosted on MyGov’s Innovate India portal.
  • The toycathon will be based on 3 broad themes:
  1. Fun and Learn seeks ideas for design and an early prototype of toys from waste at home, workplace, and surroundings.
  2. Use and Enjoy seeks ideas for design and models of games and play in the park/open spaces made from waste.
  3. New and Old seek ideas/solutions/working models for circularity in the toy industry.
  • Swachh Toycathon is being organized as a part of the National Action Plan for Toys 2020.
  • National Action Plan for Toys 2020 is an initiative of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) that was introduced to promote the Indian toy industry along with traditional handicrafts to make India a global Toy hub.


Q.1 Which of the following is the knowledge partner of the recently launched “Swachh Toycathon”?
a. IIT Delhi
b. IIT Mumbai
c. IIT Madras
d. IIT Gandhinagar

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