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IIT Bombay Alumnus prepares Smart Plan to transform his village in Jharkhand

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New Delhi :
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay) alumnus Amitesh Kumar has come up with a project to transform his village Daihar in Jharkhand into the state’s first greenfield smart village. 1st phase of the project will have a 4km-long piped water supply, LED streetlights & plantation of fruit-bearing trees.

Smart way to build a model village –

The Greenfield Smart Project’s first phase would cover water supply, streetlights, plantation and Wi-Fi-enabled CCTV cameras at key locations. The second phase will involve construction of two-room concrete houses for those currently living in mud houses. In the third phase, villagers will be given education and health facilities.

How it all started? –

Drinking water is one of the biggest problems for the villagers as more than 3,000 people depend on just a few hand pumps and wells. So, he went around his village yet again and conceived of a smart village plan.

First phase of the project –

Amitesh, an executive with ONGC, decided to give it a try and approached the ONGC Foundation, Ola Foundation, Reliance Foundation and Tata Power Foundation with his project report. He got a positive response from ONGC and Ola. Both have released Rs 20 lakh and Rs 10 lakh, respectively, for the first phase of the project, while others have promised assistance. “I have named it the Greenfield Smart Project,” says an excited Amitesh.

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Construction of two-room concrete houses –

It has three phases. The first phase would cover the water supply, streetlights, plantation and Wi-Fienabled CCTV cameras at strategic locations. The second phase will have construction of two-room concrete houses for those currently living in mud houses with investment of Rs 3 lakh for each. A 25 MW solar power plant is also to be set up by Tata Power and bituminous roads with a completion timeline of nearly three years, says Amitesh. In the third phase, villagers will be given education and health facilities by constructing a school and hospital.

IIT Madras students develops an online game to create awareness about COVID-19

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New Delhi :
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT Madras) students has developed an online game to create awareness about the necessary precautions against COVID-19. This game is available in several Indian languages. The game is developed by LetsPlayToLearn.

About ‘Let’s play to learn’ initiative –
LetsPlayToLearn, work with corporates and educational institutions to harness the magic of games to make learning simple, fun and engaging. Clients contact for different kinds of offerings including board/card games, digital hypercasual games, workshop activity games.

Link to play the game –
The COVID GAME is available on LetsPlayToLearn online platform. Anyone can participate and play the game through the given link.

The link to play the game is – http://letsplaytolearn.com/

 

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