Proposal receives 3rd prize under Eco-Champions Hackathon of the TSPCB. On the occasion of World Environment Day, Telangana State Pollution Control Board (TSPCB) has initiated ‘Eco-Champions Hackathon’ inviting innovative ideas and solutions to crack important problems under two themes viz., Water Consumption Reduction and Single Use Plastic (SUP) Reduction.

Mr. Ankith Raj, student of Integrated M.Tech, from School of Computer and Information Sciences submitted a solution for Water Consumption Reduction titled ‘Smart Water Meter Network Management’. Approximately 300 teams participated in this Hackathon and 27 groups were shortlisted for presentation at TSPCB. Mr Ankith Raj’s solution ‘Smart Water Meter Network Management’ was shortlisted for presentation on 1st June 2023 and won third prize worth Rs.20,000/-. He received the certificate and prize from Sri A. Indra Karan Reddy, Hon’ble Minister for Environment and Forests, Government of Telangana on 5th June 2023 i.e., on the World Environment Day.