Kritagya AgTech Hackathon | UPSC
Kritagya AgTech Hackathon by National Agricultural Higher Education Project of ICAR
WHY IN NEWS:
Kritagya Ag-Tech-Hackathon to promote innovation in farm mechanization with special emphasis on women friendly equipments
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3: Agriculture : Hackathon
For PRELIMS theme and the problem statement of this Hackathon stand important for Prelims .
For MAINS it is a note worthy event to enhance your general science paper three answers . Let us dive in !
KRITAGYA AGTECH HACKATHON
- This event will give an opportunity to the students / faculties / entrepreneurs / innovators and others.
- The event will showcase innovative approaches & technology solutions to promote farm mechanization (FM) in India.
- Such initiatives under NAHEP along with Agricultural Engineering, Division of ICAR .
- Hence will also boost employability and entrepreneurial drive in FM sector.
- The registration for event has already been started from 15th September 2020.
- The last date for registration is 30th September 2020.
- Participating students can collaborate with local start-ups, students from technology institutes including IlTs and NITs etc.
- The group size must not exceed of 4 members.
- The event provides a platform to showcase and recognize an innovative and disruptive farm mechanization solution.
- TIER ONE : Screening Round, after the registration, applicants will be screened out and called for technical presentation from the respective zones.
- TIER TWO : National Round, where top 10 Zonal level winners will be called for Grand Finale to showcase their solution.
- Women friendly equipment for small farm operations
- Automatic transplanter/seeder for wetland paddy
- Automatic weeder for new crops
- Robotic harvesting of coconut/oil palm
- Selective Harvesting of physiologically matured tree fruits
- On-the-go measurement of soil qualities and precision application of fertilisers
- Device for contactless determination of biotic stresses to crops
- Harvesting of vegetables in multiple picking
- Cotton picking for Indian conditions
- Crop residue handling, storage and management
- Automatic vegetable transplanter
- Yield determination without crop cutting or crop harvesting
- Real time detection of plant diseases and simultaneous site-specific application of pesticides
- Solar/hybrid power tractor/prime movers for farm cultivation operation
- ICAR’s aim to enhance automation and mechanization to increase the farm productivity and profitability and also to reduce the drudgery.
- The overall objective to support the National Agricultural Research and Education System in providing more relevant and better quality education to the students.