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Virtual Agri-Hackathon 2020

  • 01 Jan 2021
  • 1 min read

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Recently, the Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare inaugurated the Virtual Agri-hackathon 2020 in association with Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), Pusa, New Delhi.

  • IARI is the country's premier national Institute for agricultural research, education and extension.

Key Points

  • About Agri-Hackathon 2020:
    • Objective :
      • It will bring together the most important stakeholders from industry and government alongside India’s young bright minds, creative startups and smart innovators who will build new, fast and frugal solutions to tackle the challenges of the agriculture sector.
    • The Competition:
      • Requirement: The hackathon will accept innovations and ideas on farm mechanization, precision agriculture, supply chain and food technology, waste to wealth, green energy, etc.
      • Prize: Final 24 winners will get a cash prize of Rs 1,00,000 along with incubation support, tech & business mentoring and various other benefits.
  • Significance:
    • This event is very crucial from the standpoint of new technology and value addition in agriculture.
    • It will help achieve doubling the farmer's income which in turn will create many growth opportunities for the entire country.

Source:PIB

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