Around 800 experts and students took part in a two-day IT event in Kota, Rajasthan, that aims to provide a platform for entrepreneurs and startups, and develop apps for state flagship programs.

The event, DIGIFEST 2017, organized by Rajasthan Information and Technology Department, was kicked off, Aug. 17, with ‘Hackathon 2.0’ event where about 800 IT experts, coders and students displayed their innovations, according a release.

The participants are set to develop applications on state government flagship programs like Bhamasha Yojana, E-mitra, Internet offing, blog chain and artificial intelligence and make the presentation of the same within 24 hours.

The developers of top three applications will be awarded with a cash prize of Rs. 1.5 million, Rs. 1 million and Rs. 750,000, besides several other consolation prizes for top performers.

The participants are working on mobile applications like smart dustbin and parking solution.

A team from IIT Roorkee is working on a mobile app that would enable the women to use their Bhamasha cards as debit cards, the release said.

Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje is scheduled to address the participants in a session, Aug. 18.