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The prototype called Smart Water, bagged the top prize at the first-ever ‘iDeate - The Great Digital India Challenge' organized by Cisco in Bengaluru.
The feat was achieved in the face of stiff competition from 40 other Indian universities, including IITs and IIITs.
The winning team, which got a cash prize of Rs 2.5 lakhs, included Mr Akshay Balachandran, Mr Surya Murugaian, Mr Parthasarathy R, and Mr Murali Siva, all third-year students of Amrita School of Engineering at Amrita University.
Teams from IIT Kharagpur and IIIT Bangalore bagged the 2nd and 3rd prize, respectively.
Large water bodies like lakes, ponds and dams are regularly monitored worldwide and their water quality analyzed to keep a tab on water exploitation and pollution.