KRITAGYA 3.0 Hackathon - ICAR

KRITAGYA 3.0 Hackathon

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) with its National Agricultural Higher Education Project and Crop Science Division is organizing Hackathon 3.0 ‘’KRITAGYA” on promoting ‘speed breeding for crop improvement’.

KRITAGYA 3.0 Hackathon 2022

About: KRITAGYA 3.0 Hackathon is an initiative to promote use of technology in development and promotion of agriculture.

v KRI-TA-GYA explains, KRI for Krishi (Agriculture), TA for Taknik (Technology) and GYA for Gyan (Knowledge).

Objective: KRITAGYA Hackathon will provide an opportunity to students/faculties/entrepreneurs/innovators and others to showcase innovative approaches and technology solutions to promote innovation for crop improvement.

v KRITAGYA Hackathon also takes forward the vision of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi through National Education Policy-2020.

Organizing Body: KRITAGYA Hackathon is organized by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).

Importance: KRITAGYA Hackathon will give impetus to the desired rapid results in the crop sector with the ability to learn, innovation and solutions, employability and entrepreneurship.

v It will also encourage greater adoption of technology enabled solutions in the country.

v This event is also extending the support to winners for further development in their concept propositions, its scalability and future plan in collaboration with Agri Business Incubators, MSMEs and other investors through support of ICAR.

Participation: In the KRITAGYA 3.0 Hackathon, students, faculty and innovators/entrepreneurs from any university/technical institute across the country can apply and participate in the program as a group.

v The participating group shall consist of maximum 4 participants, with not more than one faculty and / or more than one innovator or entrepreneur.

v Participating students can collaborate with local start-ups, students from technology institutes and can win up-to INR 5 Lakhs.


Previous KRITAGYA Hackathons

v During 2020-21 and 2021-22 NAHEP in association with Agricultural Engineering and Animal Science Divisions of ICAR organized Hackathon 1.0 and 2.0 to promote the innovation in Farm Mechanization and in Animal Science, respectively.

v The events witnessed immense participation across the country where more than 784 teams i.e., 3,000 participants actively participated in hackathon 1.0 and more than 269 teams participated in hackathon 2.0.

v At national level, 4 teams were awarded by Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Tomar with a cash prize of Rs. 9 lakhs.

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