EatSmart Cities Challenge

Cities in India showing global leadership in food system transformation

What Do We Hope To Accomplish?

Inspire Indian Cities to create healthier, safe, secure and sustainable food environment


Beneficiaries Targeted

Impact lives of total urban population and motivate them to eat right



Will be funded to implement their food strategies over a period of one year.



Total number of applications for cities in India.



To develop a city food strategy that supports a healthier, safe, and sustainable food environment

How to participate?

The challenge is open to major Cities in India. Cities are required to develop an EatSmart Vision detailing how they will adopt Eat Right India initiatives.

What we are looking for?

An implementation plan to adopt the Eat Right initiatives under five categories.

How your vision will be evaluated?

A panel of judges will evaluate the submission as per the EatSmart Scorecard and EatSmart Vision.

What’s the Timeline?

The journey of this challenge is divided into following key milestones

What's in it for you?

Participating citites will be offered support throughout the application stages and winning citites will receive financial and technical support to implement their plans.

Exposure and Visibility

Shortlisted submissions will get a chance to connect with leading organisations and government agencies. Also, winners will receive significant media coverage and promotion.


Promising solutions will be eligible for financial support they need for their scaling and pilot efforts.

Post Prize Support

The winners will get mentorship, cohort-based learning, and one in-person workshop opportunities with advisors to help them make further refinements to their Vision.