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KRITAGYA hackathon planned for enhancing farm mechanization

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  • September 24, 2020
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KRITAGYA hackathon planned for enhancing farm mechanization

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Agriculture

In news

  • A hackathon named “KRITAGYA” has been planned by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) under National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP).
  • Objective: To promote potential technology solutions for enhancing farm mechanization with special emphasis on women friendly equipment.

Key takeaways

  • Eligibiliy: Students, faculties and innovators/entrepreneurs from any university / technical institution across the country can apply and participate in the form of a group.
  • Participating students can collaborate with local start-ups, students from technology institutes. 
  • Cash prizes are included.

Important value additions

National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP)

  • The ICAR commenced NAHEP in 2017.
  • It is a Government of India and World Bank project.
  • Objective: To support the National Agricultural Research and Education System providing more relevant and better quality education to the students.

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