DEPARTMENT OF FOOD & PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION GEARS UP FOR 36 HOURS SMART INDIA HACKATHON 2018 GRAND FINALE TO BE HELD IN MUMBAI
Mumbai. The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Department of Food & Public Distribution announced that the much awaited Smart India Hackathon 2018 – Software edition Grand Finale is scheduled to be held on Mar 30 & 31, 2018 simultaneously at 28 different nodal centers across India. The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Department of Food & Public Distribution is a ‘Premier Partner’ in this initiative. Launched on Oct 16, 2017, in Pune, Smart India Hackathon 2018 harnesses creativity & expertise of students, builds the funnel for ‘Startup India, Standup India’ campaign, crowd sourcing solutions for improving governance and quality of life, and provides an opportunity to students to provide innovative solutions to India’s daunting problems.
The details pertaining to Department of Food & Public Distribution are as under:
Problems Statements proposed
Teams for Grand Finale
|No. of Youngsters competing in Grand Finale||Nodal Center for Grand Finale|
|FCI & WDRA||3||19||152||Mumbai|
About Smart India Hackathon 2018
All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) under the aegis of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and in collaboration with i4c, MyGov, Persistent Systems, and Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini is organizing Smart India Hackathon 2018. With 27 union ministries and departments and 17 state governments have joined this grand initiative, SIH2018 is much bigger than its previous edition. It includes 2 sub-editions – Software edition, which is a 36-hr software product development competition and scheduled to be held on Mar 30 & 31, 2018. The Hardware edition, involving the building of hardware solutions will be held later this year.
During the software edition grand finale, teams of thousands of technology students will build innovative digital solutions for problems posed by different Central Govt. Ministries/ Departments. Smart India Hackathon, 2018 would be the second massive scale hackathon initiative in India following Smart India Hackathon 2017. Winners stand to get cash prizes and a chance to be part of the NASSCOM’s 10,000 Startup program.