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Madhapur: Village Innovation Challenge held by Telangana Information Technology Association, Telangana State Innovation Cell concludes

Madhapur: Village Innovation Challenge held by Telangana Information Technology Association, Telangana State Innovation Cell concludes
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The Village Innovation Challenge, taken up by Telangana Information Technology Association (TITA) in collaboration with the Telangana State Innovation Cell (TSIC), concluded on a grand note and top three village-level innovations were awarded cash prizes.

Madhapur: The Village Innovation Challenge, taken up by Telangana Information Technology Association (TITA) in collaboration with the Telangana State Innovation Cell (TSIC), concluded on a grand note and top three village-level innovations were awarded cash prizes. The event was held in Atmakur and Amarchintha mandals of Makthal constituency of Wanaparthy district.

TSIC presented the cash awards to the winners. Multi-purpose Agri machine from Devarapalli village was adjudged the first winner and bagged a cash award of Rs 20,000. "Digital Medication Idea" from Nandimalli X Raod village was ranked second and it won a prize of Rs 10,000. Waste Management concept from Pinnamcherla was ranked third and got Rs 5,000 cash award.

Speaking on the occasion, TITA Global President Sundeep Kumar Makthala said the Village Innovation Challenge aimed was at promoting innovation at the village level. As part of this, a boot camp for the first time was held in 14 villages from each of these two mandals. "Telangana is keen on nurturing innovation at the grass root level and the Village Innovation Challenge is the first of its kind. The programme is in line with the objectives of the State's new Innovation Policy that is in the offing. TSIC partnered with TITA as the latter has experience in hosting similar events," Makthala said.

As part of the programme, four youth have been selected for participation in the Village Innovation Challenge from each of the villages selected. The effort has been to encourage innovations that are relevant for local problems. We have got a good response from the local youth for this, said Makthala.

TSIC Chief Innovation Officer Sama Phanindra said working with TITA helped in reaching out to villages to successfully conduct the Village Innovation Challenge. He added, "Government of Telangana launched the Intinta Innovator Initiative with the belief that everyone can be an innovator". TSIC representative Pranay, TITA representatives Rana Pratap, Harika, Vivek Palagani, Sai Palerla, Sowmya, Nitish, MN Rao, Sajid, Sameer, Ramya, Kiran, Shankar and others participated in the event

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