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About Vaiga-Agri Hack

VAIGA Agri Hack 2021 is Kerala’s largest agricultural hackathon conducted by the Department of Agriculture Development and Farmers Welfare, Government of Kerala as a part of the VAIGA Agricultural Fest, participating school-college students, startups, individuals, farmers, innovationists and general public. Kerala Agricultural Department presents VAIGA Agri Hack 2021 with the aim of seeking effective solutions for the major challenges faced in agriculture/farming, the agricultural governance sector, as well as the youth’s participation in agriculture and farming. Major challenges faced by the Kerala agricultural sector are identified and presented as problem statements. School students, higher education students, startups, etc., are given the opportunities to choose these problem statements and work on their effective solutions.

The 36-hours long hackathon will be conducted with periodic intervals to ensure safety measures adhering to COVID-19 protocol. The hackathon consisting of both Software and Hardware editions will be categorized into (a) School students (b) College students (c) Professionals / Farmers / Startups / General public. Problem Statements focusing on challenges faced in the agricultural sector, agricultural governance, and the youth’s active participation in agriculture will be presented to the contesting teams in Agri Hack. A panel of mentors consisting of agricultural experts, scientists and officers have been formed to provide the teams with expert opinions, mentoring and guidance.

Among the submitted solutions, the jury board will evaluate and shortlist the ones that are up to the par considering the factors including practicality, transparency, and cost-effectiveness of the solutions. A sum of 60 teams, that is 20 teams in each category, will be shortlisted for the Grand FInale, which is to be held in Thrissur from February 11th, 2020 to February 14th. Competing teams should develop their proposed solution into practicality at the Grand FInale. From this, 10 teams from each category are selected to the final round namely Power Judgement. Final winners will be selected based on their performance in the Power Judgement.

Besides the prizes and certificates distributed, the Agricultural Department will work on to bring the selected solutions into practical applications. 

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