Startups to join a grand coalition next month to solve India’s Pollution Crisis


Even as 14 Indian cities are ranked as world’s most polluted by World Health Organisation, Noida based startup venture fund GoMassive is hosting the Massive Earth Summit 2018 in New Delhi on June 6 which will seek to explore ideas to create a “Pollution Reduction Industry” similar to the Information Technology industry in India.

The event being held at Taj Diplomatic Enclave, will see eminent luminaries speaking on the urgent crisis plaguing India’s cities. The speakers include Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder Paytm, Dr Anil Kakodkar, Ex-Chairman Atomic Energy Commission, Dr Rajiv Kumar, VC, Niti Aayog, Pravin Gandhi, Seedfund / Aaviskhar / Infinity Technology Ventures, Satya S Tripathi, Sr Advisor to UNEP & Chairperson, SIFF, among others.

The Summit expects to showcase innovations in biofuels, mobility, forests and water which is expected to trigger an investment in excess of $2.5 billion in immediate future.  

The summit will see participation of over 300 startups, policy makers, corporates, and investors. 

The initiative comes just weeks after Delhi along with 13 Indian cities were ranked as world’s most polluted by World Health Organisation, earlier this month. Kanpur topped the world’s pollution charts followed by cities such as Faridabad, Varanasi, Gaya, Patna and New Delhi. 

Pollution though a biggest challenge of our lifetime, can also be the biggest opportunity. Pollution and climate change itself is estimated as a $15 trillion investment opportunity.

Some of the partners for the Massive Earth Summit include UNEP, World Environment Day, Invest India, Indian Angel Network, Image India among others. 

Massive Earth Summit is India’s first grand coalition in India where private sector is joining forces with policy makers to fund solutions for climate change which has become an urgent crisis matter.

India while being the spine of Silicon Valley, is in a unique position to solve these problems not only for itself but for other nations in Asia, Africa and South America that are also struggling with similar developmental challenges. 

Pollution and climate change crisis can germinate an innovation industry in same manner as Y2K crisis originated the $100 billion Indian IT sector.

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