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Power minister launches hackathon to deal with farm fires, residue

Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh on Tuesday launched the Green Charcoal Hackathon, which would focus on deliberating on technology to convert farm residue into green charcoal.Singh launched the Green Charcoal Hackathon with a vision to create a conducive environment by reducing carbon emissions and nurture technology solutions in India, the power ministry said in a statement.The Hackathon has been organised by state-owned Energy Efficiency Service Ltd and NVVN (NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam), a wholly-owned subsidiary of state-owned power giant NTPC Ltd.

News source ~ Out Look India