Smart India Hackathon 2020 Winners: Jamia Millia Islamia's 'Team Monk' Bags Prize of Rs 1 Lakh

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New Delhi, August 8: Six students of the Jamia Millia Islamia, who participated in the Smart India Hackathon 2020 challenge, were declared the winner by the government. The six were part of a group named "Team Monk" and presented a software-based solution to an agricultural problem put forth by the Bihar government.

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The six students are part of the Department of Engineering at Jamia, the esteemed University based in the national capital which recently drew headlines for its role in the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests. Jamia Student Safoora Zargar, Arrested in Riots Conspiracy Case, Granted Bail by Delhi High Court on Humanitarian Grounds.

The Jamia team was presented with a problem - numbered NS275 - by the Bihar government as it faces agricultural challenges each year due to uneven rainfall and floods.

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The software developed by Jamia participants will allow the government to gauge in advance on the type of harvest from a particular soil. This will allow the policymakers and administrators to plan in advance irrespective of how the Monsoon season turns out.

The Bihar government representatives expressed satisfaction at the software-based solution prepared by the Jamia team. Based on their feedback, they were declared among the winners by the Innovation Cell of Union Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD).