4 TS women among NITI Aayog's 5th Women Transforming India Awardees

Four women from Telangana-Vijaya Switha, Anu Acharya, Roopa Maganti, and Tanuja Abburi have won the NITI Aayog's fifth edition of the Women Transforming India Awards.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  23 March 2022 4:00 PM GMT
4 TS women among NITI Aayogs 5th Women Transforming India Awardees

Hyderabad: Four women from Telangana-Vijaya Switha, Anu Acharya, Roopa Maganti, and Tanuja Abburi have won the NITI Aayog's fifth edition of the Women Transforming India Awards.

Vijaya Switha




Hailing from Hyderabad, Vijaya Switha, founder of Chitrika works with the artisan communities in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to create sustainable and successful business enterprises that are owned and operated by artisans themselves. Chitrika is an NGO that enables artisans to form collectives that increase their income levels, manage market engagements, and build and hone business skills. It aims to augment the income of artisans by using technology, management, skilling, and bringing diversity into the designs.

Anu Acharya




Ever heard of something like combing out your genetic report and health history, and planning for a healthy future?

Anu Acharya from Hyderabad founded the Mapmygenome that aims to provide personalized healthcare using genomics. Mapmygenome provides insights about our health by tracking genetic reports and health history that include traits, drug responses, inherited conditions, and diseases.

They have a patent service named Genomepatri which is a comprehensive assessment of genetic risk for lifestyle diseases, vulnerability to certain traits, drug responses, etc.

Roopa Maganti




Roopa Maganti is a native of Hyderabad and is the founder of Greentatwa. Greentatwa is a social enterprise that believes natural farming contributes to sustainability.

Roopa Maganti supports rural women agripreneurs by creating livelihoods at the grassroots level and providing residue-free food to keep her consumers healthy through their brand 'Sudhanya'.

Through her organization, Roopa lends services like giving geotag to the farms through satellite imagery, allowing them to understand the soil health, weather, and water resources, and assisting the farmers in scientific and systematic farming.

Tanuja Abburi




Tanuja Abburi from Hyderabad is known for many noteworthy contributions towards developing and nurturing talent. With her latest initiative Beyond Pinks or the Transformation Skills India Pvt. Ltd, she provides a support system for women to sustain their careers, return to their job, and flourish in their careers.

Prioritizing women at the grassroots level, her organization, supported by NITI Aayog, is a tech-enabled mentoring solution that uses Design Thinking to solve the D&I challenges. They have mentored over 4000+ women so far and nurtured critical partnerships with industry bodies like HYSEA and NHRD.

Meanwhile, as this is the 75th year of independence, the award is being conferred to 75 women this year.

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