Recently, the Ministry of Agriculture and farmers welfare has announced the “Kritagya Hackathon”
Purpose: It is being organised in order to promote potential technology solutions for enhancing farm mechanization with special emphasis on women friendly equipment.
The hackathon has been planned by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research(ICAR) under National Agriculture Higher Education Project(NAHEP).
Eligibility: Students, faculties and innovators/entrepreneurs from any university/technical institution across the country can apply participate in the event in the form of a group.
It is a joint initiative by NAHEP and Agriculture Engineering Division.
Signficance: It will help in enhancing the learning capabilities, innovations and disruptive solutions,employability and entrepreneurial drive in Farm Mechanization Sector.
About NAHEP: It is a Government of India and World Bank project, commenced by ICAR in 2017.
Its aims to support the National Agricultural Research and Education System in providing more relevant and better quality education to the students.