Ministry of External Affairs hosted the National Contest on Social Innovation 2016 on MyGov India. The objective of the Contest was to identify a pool of 25 social impact innovations that offer commercially viable solutions to the socio-economic problems of India. The contest was opened on 15 Nov 2016 and was supposed to close on 5 Dec 2016. However, because of the overwhelming response, the deadline was extended by 2 days to close on 7 Dec 2016. A total of 774 applications were received by the close of the date of the Contest. While our objective was to select a pool of 25 top social innovations, the following 20 social innovations (in no order of merit) were found to have met the selection criteria by the Screening Committee.