The competition is aimed at identifying rural problems and suggesting technical interventions to solve them.
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi’s Rural Technology Action Group (RuTAG) has announced the first design competition 'Rural Innovative Technohunt – A technical challenge to identify rural problems and suggest solutions'. The competition is aimed at identifying rural problems and suggesting technical interventions to solve them.
The rural problems can be from various themes such as agriculture and animal husbandry, village industries, education, health, energy resources, water and sanitation and other relevant areas. All the students, staff and faculty of IIT-Delhi can participate in the competition.
SK Saha, the coordinator and principal investigator (PI) of RuTAG at IIT-Delhi, said, "The concept of RuTAG club was introduced a few years ago at IIT-Delhi in order to expose the students to the technical problems or challenges at the grass-root level. In a way, it was a movement for Connecting Engineering Minds with the Society."
This competition will be held in three stages, including Concept submission, Detailed design, and Prototype development.