Kritagya: Agri India Hackathon

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  • February 3, 2021
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Kritagya: Agri India Hackathon

Part of: GS Prelims and GS- II – Policies and Interventions

In news 

  • Union Minister of Agriculture recently informed Lok Sabha about Agri India Hackathon.

Important value additions

  • The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has started organising KRITAGYA- a National level hackathon in August 2020 to promote innovation in agriculture and allied sectors in the country.
  • The advantages of organising Agri-Hackathon are to allow the students along with faculties, innovators for showcasing their innovative approaches & technologies in agriculture and allied sectors.
  • ICAR has also put in place an Institutional mechanism through Research Institutes, Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs), and Agriculture Universities (AUs) to address the problems being faced by the farming sector.

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