Smart India Hackathon 2018

Ministry : Department of Food and Public Distribution, Ministry of Consumer affairs, food and public distribution
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Problem Statment(s) : 3
Sector : Governance
Category : software
Priority : high
Total Submissions : 38

Problem Statement: E-Governance is the need of the hour and many citizen centric services are either online or going to be online. Any citizen to take benefit of these online eGovernance services need to have an access of any computer/mobile and a good internet connection. But citizens are not able to take full benefits of these citizen centrice-Governance services because of Internet connectivity issue. Even at some locations there is no internet connection at some times. As most of the citizen services portals are using text for communication and can a service be developed in the form of mobile app which can have an easy to use GUI and in the background it normally uses internet services and in case the services are not available then automatically it can use encrypted SMSes to request data from server and the server should be able to send the data to the user mobile app via encrypted SMSes which the app can decrypt and provide on the GUI of mobile app. Sample Data Required: No

Sector : Health & Social Welfare
Category : software
Priority : high
Total Submissions : 26

Explaining the general problem statement in simple terms: i) Moisture plays a very vital role in the daily operations of FCI. With a change in moisture value, computation of storage loss/ gain in food grains gets affected. Hence capturing the moisture value is very essential. ii) Food Corporation of India uses moisture meter (a hardware device) developed by different manufacturers. iii) The readings of the moisture meter are noted manually and are fed into DOS (Depot Online System) iv) Since there is a human intervention, there could be chances that the readings noted are erroneous. v) FCI is looking for a solution where the readings of the moisture meter are captured directly from the moisture meter into DOS or any other software application what FCI is using. vi) The manufacture has to provide the necessary APIs so that they can be integrated with less effort Technology that can address this issue partially: i) Technology to help in identifying the format of the API so that all manufacturers provide the API in the same format so that integration becomes less tedious.

Sector : Health & Social Welfare
Category : software
Priority : high
Total Submissions : 17

Explaining the general problem statement in simple terms: i) Food Corporation of India (FCI) has envisaged to automate all the depot operations. ii) All the automated operations of the depot can be monitored at District office, Regional office, Zonal office and at HQ on a real time basis iii) To achieve the above, FCI has developed Depot Online System (DOS) as a centralized role based web application which is hosted at a centralized location. iv) Using the URL, all the depot users can login and perform their respective activities. v) Few activities that happen at the depot are sequential in manner. It means activity A has to be completed before starting Activity B. Also, some activities can be parallel activities. For example, a token has to be generated at the depot gate before issuing a gate pass. Generation of gate pass is a must before sending the truck to the weighbridge. Similarly, once a truck after having weighed at the weighbridge, enters the depot, dumps the commodity on the dumping platform, the truck can leave the depot after taking the out weight at the weighbridge. Quality related processes of the dumped commodity can happen in parallel. vi) For all the above activities, a token number will be generated based on the type of operation. This token number will be the reference for any subsequent sequential activity or the parallel activities. The completion of the activity or the complete operation can tracked by the token by number. vii) Using the centralized web application, all the above mentioned sequential and parallel processes are achieved when the network strength and access is good viii) When the network strength is bad or no network or centralized application is down, the automated operations at the depot end are to be performed without any hindrance. ix) There needs to be a cost effective and efficient solution where all the sequential and parallel depot operations are captured locally without any loss of data. x) Once the network strength is good or network is restored or centralized application is up, all the locally captured data needs to be synced with the centralized data. xi) The locally hosted application should be intelligent enough to either capture the data locally in case there is no network and should capture the data centrally when the network goes up. xii) In the current implementation, the offline (no network scenario) is captured through excel sheets provided in a prescribed format and these excel sheets gets uploaded to the centralized application once the network is up. This is not a foolproof mechanism and the data entered into the excel sheet could be erroneous. This causes uncertainty and difficulty in getting the real time data. xiii) The solution is required particularly for depot level role users and on an average there will be 6 personnel per depot who will be doing the transactions. Solution should be scalable to all the FCI depots Technology that can address this issue partially: i) A localhost application which captures the data locally and transfers the captured information to the subsequent operations seamlessly. ii) A cost effective solution preferably using open source technologies.

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