Best Ideas 2018 features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solution or proposition for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage. If you want to know the 10 finalists in this category, click HERE
Highway Social Centre
Explain your idea in details:
Objective - To serve public in sub urban and remote areas for their basic needs like hospitality, toilets and police service in emergency situations especially in national highways.Activities - An infrastructure will be built with facilities like Hospital services, Toilet services and Police services naming it as a Highway Social Centre which employs people from social work, medical and police background.Approach - It will be a Social Enterprise which ensures development of social entrepreneurship model, which seeks to improve the welfare of the people.It will be a collaboration of Government and NGOs.Innovation - Integration all 3 fields
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Impact-Availability of service 24/7 on time will solve the problem of not serving people in time which reduces no of deaths and traffic clearance in time. This initiative will be a life saving measure. Free Green Toilet services will reduce the environment pollution under clean India scheme. Already available highway patrol services will be merged with these offices and safety is ensured for all time to public during social threats.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
It will be a joint venture collaboration of Government and NGOs.Financial source will be from government and collaborators. This business model will give employment and it will sustain as it is going to provide services for publics basic needs.Other than already existing commercial business models like highway motels and toll booths it will be a good social empowerment initiative.
I Manokarthi Somasundaram with 29 years old from engineering background.Worked as Graduate Engineer in Indian Space Agency ISRO and currently working in Reserve Bank of Indias subsidiary. Also served as Vice president in NGO involving many social welfare activities.