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“Chunauti”- Next Generation Startup Challenge ContestContextUnion Minister for Electronics and Information Technology Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad on 28 th August 2020, launched “Chunauti”- Next Generation Startup Challenge Contest to further boost startups and software products with special focus on Tier-II towns of India.Key-pointsThe programme aims to identify around 300 startups working in identified areas and provide them seed fund of upto Rs. 25 Lakh and other facilities.Lays Foundation of IT Capacity Building Center of NIELIT in Muzaffarpur in BiharShri Prasad urged the young, talented innovators of India to come forward and avail benefits of Chunauti challenge and create new software products and apps.About ChunautiThe government has earmarked a budget of Rs. 95.03 Crore over a period of three years for this programme. It aims to identify around 300 startups working in identified areas and provide them seed fund of upto Rs. 25 Lakh and other facilities.Under this challenge the Min…