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12th Plan Hackathon

Source: PIB, March 21, 2013 (Release ID :94163)

The Planning Commission and the National Innovation Council are organising the first ever Hackathon on the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17) on 6th – 7thApril 2013. The Hackathon will invite citizens to innovatively communicate the Plan through creative visualizations and software applications.

The Hackathon is being organised simultaneously in eleven locations across India and participants can also join virtually. Thousands of young creative designers, coders, film-makers along with policy and development enthusiasts will visualise and narrate the 12th Plan through infographics, short films, and support the initiatives proposed in the Plan by developing software applications.

Registration for the Hackathon will occur online, in two phases: the first from 22nd – 25th March and the second from 28th March – 2nd April. More details are available at The initiative can be followed on Twitter (@plancomindia, @sampitroda) and at the Planning Commission’s Facebook page (

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