Bharat App Innovation Challenge obtains 7k entries from Entrepreneurs, Startups
The much discussed AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge by the Indian Government has opened newer avenues for entrepreneurs and startups across the country. The activity which is aimed towards fuelling the adoption and development of Indian applications over foreign ones, has already received 6940 entries from entrepreneurs and startups across the country.
The challenge was launched on July 4 and the last day of participation was July 26. The government stated that the entries were from 8 categories — office productivity & work from home, social networking, e-learning, entertainment, health & wellness, business including agritech and fintech, news and Games. A majority of the submissions are under the social networking category followed by business, health & wellness, and e-learning.
Among the apps submitted, 3,939 were developed by individuals, while the remaining 3,001 entries were from organisations and companies. The Indian government also noted that amongst the submissions from individuals, around 1,757 applications are ready to use and the remaining 2,182 are under development. Among the enterprise apps, 1,742 apps have already been deployed and the remaining 1,259 are under development.
In terms of downloads, nearly 271 apps have more than 100K downloads, and 89 have more than a million. The Indian government has also confirmed that the screening committees have already started scrutinising these apps on various parameters.