6 Nov 2021, 21:53 — 5 min read
The wait is over. The winners of the Telangana Industry Awards 2021 have been selected after a rigorous selection process. The Telangana Industry Awards recognise the best businesses in the State across six categories. For the fourth consecutive year, the Government of Telangana has leveraged the GlobalLinker platform to host these annual awards for SMEs -- right from the application to judging process. And today we are revealing the winners in the category of ‘Best Start-up’.
But first, here is what some of the illustrious jury members have to say about the participating businesses and selection process.
It is heartening to see the industrial growth in Telangana through companies which are not only innovative but also have sustainability built into their fabric. The future belongs to such companies which not only create wealth for themselves but are also socially responsible.
Jayesh Ranjan - IAS, Principal Secretary, Industries & Commerce and ITE&C Departments, Government Of Telangana - Chairman
We are extremely pleased to host the Telangana State Industry Awards on the GlobalLinker platform for the fourth year in a row. It's wonderful to see the enthusiastic participation and as a jury member I can say that selecting the best of the best was no easy feat.
Sameer Vakil - CEO & Co-Founder, GlobalLinker
The contestants revealed the growth of industrialization in the State and the maturity of innovations. It has been a wonderful experience and a tough journey to go through the outstanding profiles of the industrialists of Telangana in various fields. Innovation-led entrepreneurship establishes its uniqueness of Telangana translating policy into action. Those who missed the Awards this year are no less winners than those who received them. Hearty congratulations and best wishes to all.
Yerram Raju - Director & Advisor, TIHCL
The variety of scale, industries and types of innovation was very impressive. We got to see so many innovations which we would otherwise not have known about, thanks to this initiative. Keep it up.
Ajit Rangnekar - Director General, RICH
Other jury members include -- Manicka Raj, IAS, Commissioner of Industries, Government of Telangana; E V Narasimha Reddy, VC & MD, TSIIC; Vatsala Mishra, OSD, Industries and Commerce Dept., Government of Telangana.
Winners of Best Start-up
Gold - Maithri Aquatech Pvt. Ltd.
Maithri Aquatech is a home-grown start-up based in Hyderabad who have developed MEGHDOOT, which is capable of generating clean, drinking water literally from thin air. To date, the company has generated over 100 million litres of water from air, saving over 200 million litres of scarce groundwater and surface water resources. Maithri Aquatech has provided solutions across India, the Gulf, South-East Asia and Africa, and is helping communities, organisations and economies transform from being net consumers to being net producers of water.
Silver - Befach 4x Pvt. Ltd.
Befach has developed D'Cal which is an innovative Hard Water Softener. For this innovation, the company has received two awards from the Government of India. The main USP of this innovation is that it requires No Electricity, No Water wastage and no maintenance. In the country, where we are under a water crisis, the hardness of the water adds to that issue. The D’Call device needs to be inserted in the borewell and provides over 3Lakh Litres of softened water.
Bronze - Hesa Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Hesa is a Rural Tech start-up which is redefining rural commerce by providing Last Mile Physical & Digital Connect to Rural India. The company offers a trustworthy assisted digital commerce platform supported by a physical network of village-level entrepreneurs. Agritech and fintech capabilities are combined to bridge the rural-urban divide. The company has been leveraging technology for growth in the rural areas of India.
Congratulations to the winners!
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