Students from CMR Institute of Technology were one of the winners at the Smart India Hackathon for developing a website as well as a mobile application for farmers that suggests crops based on the season and water availability.
Story so far: Held in Mumbai on August 25 and 26, the finale of the Smart India Hackathon (SIH) recognised Bengaluru students as winners as they provided a solution for the problem statement ‘water availability-based crop-specific advisory.’ The winning team, called Code Hydrotopes was awarded the prize by the Central Water Commission (CWC), Union Ministry of Jal Shakti.
- The SIH provides students with a platform to solve immediate problems by cultivating a culture of product innovation.
- The application suggests crops to farmers that minimize the risk of low productivity and thereby losses.
How the app works: The team leader clarified that the team created an algorithm called ARIMA that is used for analyzing monsoon and pre-monsoon showers in every taluk in India. On the basis of this analysis, the app can predict groundwater availability, analyse soil fertility, suggest crops, and provides minimum support price (MSP) rates to help farmers.