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Maker Village to develop agricultural, environmental solutions

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Maker Village, an electronic hardware incubator at Kalamassery, has been tasked with developing affordable technological solutions for agriculture and ways to combat air pollution, under a Central government programme.

Maker Village has been selected under SPARSH (Social Innovation Programme for Products: Affordable and Relevant to Societal Health), which is a scheme piloted by the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council, under the Union government’s Department of Biotechnology.

Tailor-made products

SPARSH seeks to provide communities with tailor-made products and services through a social innovation programme. Involvement in the scheme is likely to benefit start-ups working in the areas of pollution control and agritech.

They will be required to develop solutions within a period of three years.

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Printable version | Jan 26, 2020 9:25:52 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Kochi/maker-village-to-develop-agricultural-environmental-solutions/article30142676.ece

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