Make in India: Digital India AatmaNirbhar Bharat Innovate Challenge

MeitY (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology) in partnership with Atal Innovation Mission – Niti Aayog launches Digital India AatmaNirbhar Bharat Innovate Challenge to identify the best Indian Apps that are already being used by citizens and have the potential to scale and become world class Apps in their respective categories.
PM wrote today on twitter:

Today there is immense enthusiasm among the tech & start-up community to create world class Made in India Apps. To facilitate their ideas and products @GoI_MeitY and @AIMtoInnovate are launching the Aatmanirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 4, 2020

The Mantra is to Make in India for India and the World.

One his post on LinkedIn titled, “Let us Code for an Aatmanirbhar Bharat!”, “We all know the huge potential of our market and the scale products can achieve if they can satisfy the demands of the market. Nowadays, we are seeing huge interest & enthusiasm among the start-up and tech ecosystem to innovate, develop and promote homegrown apps.”, he said.

“To help our start-up and tech community achieve this objective, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology along with Atal Innovation Mission are coming up with the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Innovation challenge. This shall run in two tracks: Promotion of Existing Apps and Development of New Apps.

“For promotion of existing Apps and Platforms across the categories of E-learning, Work-from-Home, Gaming, Business, Entertainment, Office Utilities, and Social Networking, Governmentwill provide mentoring, hand-holding and support. Track-01 will work in mission mode for identifying good quality Apps for the leader-board and shall be completed in around a month.

For incubating new Apps and Platforms, Track-02 initiative will work to help create new champions in India by providing support in ideation, incubation, prototyping and roll out along with market access.” he added.

The AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge is being launched in the following 8 broad categories:
  1. Office Productivity & Work from Home
  2. Social Networking
  3. E-Learning
  4. Entertainment
  5. Health & Wellness
  6. Business including Agritech and Fintech
  7. News
  8. Games


Launch of Innovation Challenge


Last date for Submission:

18th July 2020 at 5:30 P.M

Screening of Entries Received

20th to 24th July 2020

Evaluation by the Jury

27th July to 3rd August 2020

Final Announcement

7th August, 2020


Following Awards will be given in each of the Eight Categories:

First Prize

20 Lakhs

Second Prize

15 Lakhs

Third Prize

10 Lakhs

For the purposes of evaluation, Jury may create sub categories in each category and then Apps will be classified into respective subcategories, based on functionality and evaluated. In case Sub Categories are created, the Prize Money for each sub category within each category will be as below:

First Prize

5 Lakhs

Second Prize

3 Lakhs

Third Prize

2 Lakhs

For detailed about submission process and terms and conditions please visit

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