Digital Desk, Lalitpur. A 14-year-old girl from a village in Lalitpur district has been ranked in the top 20 of the country at the Artificial Intelligence based Innovative Project Exhibition and Awards ceremony held in Delhi. Nandini Kushwaha has been awarded for designing a smart data-based AI tool that identifies the most suitable crop for the soil by analyzing the various nutrients present in the soil.
The entire initiative is envisaged under the National Program for Government Schools, named Responsible AI for Youth. It is conceptualized and designed jointly by the National e-Governance Division, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India and Intel India.
Nandini, a resident of Patha village of Mahroni tehsil of Lalitpur district, is a student of class 9 of Government Girls Inter College (GGIC). She was inspired by her math teacher Prakash Bhushan Mishra during the COVID-19 lockdown, when a specially designed website was launched under the Responsible AI project for the youth. At that time she was in the eighth standard in the upper primary school of her village.
Nandani took online classes through her mobile phone and showed her talent. Later, he was gifted a laptop by Intel India, which took his inspiration further. Seeing the day-to-day problems related to uneven crop production due to poor soil quality, Nandini based her project on this issue and named it Mitti Ko Jano, Fasal Pehno.
Nandini told reporters that it is a smart data-based AI tool that analyzes the various nutrients present in it to identify the most suitable crop for the soil. This model can be deployed as a physical soil detection tool which will help farmers to take the right decision. He explained that with the help of my AI project, data for nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, temperature, humidity content, pH value and rainfall content are retrieved from the soil. I have seen all the farmers including my father facing this challenge of low crop production over the years.
Chief Development Officer (CDO) Lalitpur, Anil Kumar Pandey said that this is a very inspiring story for all the students of the district as well as the state. After he comes here, we will not only respect him, but will set an example for him and other students will also be inspired by him. Meanwhile, her farmer father, Jamuna Prasad Kushwaha, is yet to know that his daughter has achieved such a great feat. He said that I know that he has got a big award and I am thankful to God for it.