Niti Aayog

Four women from Telangana were among the 75 women honoured with NITI Aayog’s Fifth Edition of Women Transforming India Awards on Monday. Vijaya Switha of Chitrika; Anu Acharya of Mapmygenome; Roopa Maganti of Greentatva Agri and Tanuja Abburi of Transformation Skills were named as winners of this year’s awards. The awards highlight India’s women leaders and change-makers.

Vijaya Switha initiated Chitrika to work with artisan communities in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, incubating women-owned and managed collectives. Anu Acharya’s Mapmygenome provides actionable steps for individuals towards a healthy living by combining genetic report, health history, and genetic counselling.

Roopa Maganti’s initative helps rural women entrepreneurs by creating livelihoods at the grassroot level and providing residue-free food to keep consumers healthy through their brand ‘Sudhanya’.