Google has invested nearly $3.5 mn in 10 Indian social impact organizations that were picked through a competition. Google Impact Challenge picked four winners who will receive $500,000 and six who will receive $250,000 each. The four who will receive $500,000 are:
Agastya: to launch a network of motorbike science labs to address the lack of science equipment and digital resources for rural children.
Digital Green: to scale a video hub and an online knowledge platform to help farmers gain the agricultural skills they need to lower their costs and increase their productivity.
Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship & Democracy: to create online and mobile apps to connect citizens to their government representatives in urban India.
Social Awareness, Newer Alternatives: to combine solar-powered micro-ionizing water purification and biodigesting technology to improve water and sanitation infrastructure for rural villages.
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