The team members are slogging it off at various laboratories and centres together with their mentors who are from the institute, the statement said.
The Hardware Edition, with 'Agriculture/Agro-Electronics' as the theme, was inaugurated through video-conferencing on June 18 by Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar, simultaneously at 10 nodal centres of the country.
Over 150 short-listed teams are working at the nodal centres for five days to build their hardware solutions as a working prototype, the statement said.
The teams now working at IIT Kharagpur have themes, such as water conservation in farming using smart drip irrigation method, soil tester to help farmers decide the best cash crop to grow, GSM based automatic irrigation control system using an Android mobile, solar operated multipurpose wheat harvesting machine and so on, the statement said.
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