Smart India Hackathon 2018

Ministry : Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
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Problem Statment(s) : 10
Sector : Technology
Category : software
Priority : high

Problem Statement: At present the Land Use Survey is conducted manually in the field and is thus likely to be inadequate. Problem Redefined: 1. Can the land use be reliably estimated as complete? 2. Can the land use be mapped with the land holdings in field? Technology that can address this issue: The LAKSHYA can improve upon the exact positioning of holding centre and crop plots can be combined with other geo referenced thematic information. It can also prepare digital base maps for spatial analyses and planning. Desired Outcomes: 1. Ensuring Completeness of the land use 2. Ensuring reduction in underestimation of crop estimation 3. Wider acceptability of the survey

Sector : Technology
Category : software
Priority : high

Problem Statement: 1.It is customary to make special efforts to build up a sampling frame to meet the specific requirements. Field Operations Division (FOD) of National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) does similar exercise through Urban Frame Survey to prepare the frame for Socio- Economic surveys. 2.A household approach is adopted for collecting data through most socio-economic inquiries. Since the frame for ultimate sampling units (households) is neither available nor feasible to be prepared afresh every time on account of time and cost factors, the sampling methods are so designed as to select the households in successive stages. For the rural areas, list of census villages comes in handy as an operationally convenient and readily accessible frame of first stage units. In the urban sector, however, the population census does not provide an analogous list of geographical units that could be conveniently adopted as a sampling frame. The UFS was conceived and formulated to obviate this particular situation. 3. At present the maps are manually prepared and are mostly used in-house by the NSSO whereas the demand for such aerial surveys is increasingly significant. Problem Redefined: 1. Can the aerial frame be more exhaustive and specific (Completeness)? 2. Can the aerial frame encompass more relevant details about urban locality? 3. Can its usage be made universally acceptable? Technology that can address this issue: The DIGIFRAME, would ensure inter alia Completeness of the frame ensured (with the complete area coverage of town), which may help in reducing underestimation of population. Further, it shall enhance the utility of UFS, as various organizations may find the digitized UFS data useful for conducting their surveys. The process of the DIGIFRAME would significantly cut down the time and resources. After completion of phase, uniform digitized UFS data would be available throughout the country. Digitized UFS maps, if completed in time, may be useful for RGI in next Census. Desired Outcomes: 1. Ensuring Completeness of the frame 2. Ensuring reduction in underestimation of urban population 3. Wider acceptability of the survey frame

Sector : Technology
Category : software
Priority : high

Problem Statement: At present the RPC schedules are canvassed by the field offices wherein field functionaries’ visits far flung rural markets, pan India. Further, the response of the shopkeepers during the peak hour is not very encouraging. The system will have an inbuilt consistency checks for ensuring apposite entry in the relevant columns and in line with the entries of the item during last month. This will save time and resources of the field offices and the release of the quarterly price bulletin can be advanced. Problem Redefined: 1. Can the items listed in the schedule automatically generate its quoted price during the previous month? 2. Can the state code/market code and the item codes automatically appears in the schedule since they all remain unchanged? 3. Can the GPS coordinates be captured automatically through the system? Technology that can address this issue: The RUPICOM, a mobile based app, can address this issue quite effectively. The app will include the list of all items from the basket as also its state code, market code and the price that was quoted by the shopkeeper during last month. Desired Outcomes: 1. Reduction in timelines 2. Improved response rate of the Shopkeepers 3. Saving on the resources of the filed offices

Sector : Technology
Category : software
Priority : high

Problem Statement: The Annual Survey of Industries (ASI) is the principal source of industrial statistics in India. It provides statistical information to assess and evaluate, objectively and realistically, the changes in the growth, composition and structure of organised manufacturing sector comprising activities related to manufacturing processes, repair services, gas and water supply and cold storage. The duly filled in returns for the Central Sample are compiled by the field offices and transmitted online to CSO (IS Wing) through ASI Web Portal for processing and publication of results. At present there is considerable time gap by when the filled-in-schedules are received and by when they are processed. Further, compliance of the statutory returns (schedules) may not be cent-percent. Problem Redefined: 1. Can the ASI schedules be submitted by the Entrepreneurs themselves? 2. Can the relevant entries of ASI schedule are mapped through the Balance Sheet, P/L Account and the Attendance Register of a Company? 3. Can the relevant entries in ASI schedule be transmitted automatically through the mapped cells of the Balance Sheet, P/L Account and the Attendance Register? 4. Can a simple report through the MIS be generated? 5. Can an appropriate notification be issued indicating the completion of the ASI schedule to the concerned field offices as also the Entrepreneurs? Technology that can address this issue: The AUDYOGIC App can significantly cut in time by when the Establishments can comply with the requirements of the ASI Return. The system will have an inbuilt consistency checks for ensuring apposite entry in the relevant columns and in line with the entries of the Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss Account and muster roll, attendance register etc. The proposed app will have a one to one mapping of various columns with the P/L Account, Balance Sheet, and Attendance Register etc. Desired Outcomes: 1. Reduction in timelines 2. Improved response rate by the Entrepreneurs 3. Improved compliance of the statute

Sector : Technology
Category : software
Priority : high

Problem statement: Send sms using bulk sms facility to identified establishments from the GSTN frame based on the mobile numbers available from the REG 1 to get Trade margins in a standard format of the top five products. The sms should have: 1. GSTN HSNcode sales purchase prices 2. Total turnover of the company Technical specifications (definition): Trade margin is the difference between the sale value of good purchased for resale (either wholesale or retail) and the value of the purchase of such goods. Technology that can address this issue: Trademarginapp 1. The app should enable to tabulate the responses received by return sms in a dedicated number or by email by HSN codes 2. The sms to be sent would comprise of the format and the definition. The receipt would be in the form of a maximum of six lines.

Sector : Technology
Category : software
Priority : high

Computer Centre of the Ministry is responsible for storage and dissemination of survey and macroeconomic data of CSO and National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) like National Accounts, IIP, NSS, Annual Survey of Industries (ASI) and Economic Census (EC). Currently this data is being disseminated in PDF, EXCEL, CSV files and costing is done using a static formula. It is proposed to disseminate the data using a dynamic algorithm using volume, complexity and other such parameters for arriving at an optimal cost. The data will then be disseminated online through convenient channels like shared storage space, email etc. This will not only reduce the carbon footprint but conveniently satisfy the end users requirement.

Problem Statement: The engagements of Hon’ble Minister, Chairman, National Statistical Commission (NSC), Secretary, M/o Statistics &Programme Implementation and other senior officers of the Ministry are required to be shared with each other from time to time, especially while scheduling a meeting/seminar/workshop etc. This becomes important to know the availability of the senior officers to ensure their presence in the meeting/seminar/workshop etc. At present, the engagements are handled in individual platform only by the staff of the senior officers. To address this issue this is a need of an application which can have multiple users and can be shared with each other. Sample data required: No Problem Redefined: 1. Can the app be accessed on desktop and mobile phone/both android as well as window based? 2. Can reports of engagements be generated for one officer or multiple officers at a time? 3. Can multiple engagements be entered in a particular time slot for one officer? Is so, then it may be ranked on importance of priority of officer. 4. For viewing the engagements, can the same be seen for a particular month, group of months and also for year, as per requirement? 5. In case of any addition/ alteration, can notifications be popped up through SMS? Technology that can address this issue: An online app which can be accessed on desktop and mobile phone/both android as well as windows based. Desired Outcomes: 1. Proper management of schedules/timings 2. Engagement can be shared to Multiple users 3. E-Updation/E-alteration/E-cancellation of the meeting 4. Automatic confirmation for the meeting 5. Report generation for engagements 6. Print options for specific reports

Sector : Technology
Category : software
Priority : high

Problem Statement: On the line of International Comparison Program (ICP), a global statistical initiative which compiles PPP at county level, the sub-national PPP Program for India which has been devised to compile the PPP for the India at various regional levels within the country. Data collection for common/ similar of items with common specifications across the regions has been defined. The data collection of sub national PPP may be carried with the help of a mobile based application software which will not only save resources but also provide a reliable and robust digital platform starting from day one. Problems Redefined: i. Can the detailed item-wise specifications be mapped with various markets (poor, middle & rich) at various locations of the country? ii. Can it be possible to note the GPS location, time and date of data collection with the name of the market? Technology that can address this issue: The SNPPPAPP, a mobile based application software for Sub-national PPP data collection can address the issue. The application may integrate the common /similar item with respective specifications of specified selected markets across various regions of the country The GPS enabled application would also have the features of displaying the time of visit to the market along with latitude and longitude information and which in turn would have to extract the market location from the Goggle map to ensure the location mapping between the actual GPS location and the market & shop visited by the field staff. Desired Outcomes: 1. Real time price data collection. 2. Improvements in quality of data validation and scrutiny. 3. Ensuring physical presence of the data collectors in the market.

Problem Statement: International Comparison Program (ICP), a global statistical initiative which is going to be a regular activity of data collection, for common specifications across various locations of the country. In this regard, to create an enabling environment for data collectors by changing the existing system of collection of prices through hard copy and sending to the office through email may be changed to a digital platform through the help of a mobile based application software, to match with international standard and to ensure timeliness, robustness in the data collection process. Problems Redefined: i. Can the detailed item-wise specifications be mapped with various markets (poor, middle & rich) at various locations of the country? ii. Can it be possible to note the GPS location, time and date of data collection with the name of the market? Technology that can address this issue: The ICPAPP, a mobile-based application software for International Comparison Program (ICP) data collection can serve the purpose. The application can integrate all the items with their specifications in respect of selected markets. The GPS enabled application would also have the features of displaying the time of visit to the market along with latitude and longitude information and which in turn would have to extract the market location from the Goggle map to ensure the location, mapping between the actual GPS location and the market & shop visited by the field staff. Desired Outcomes: 1. Real time price data collection. 2. Improvements in quality of data validation and scrutiny. 3. Ensuring physical presence of the data collectors in the market.

Problem Statement: At present the CPI data collection for both the rural and urban sectors are carried through field staff of Department of Posts and NSSO. The staff visits designated shops/outlets in the selected markets in both the sectors and fill up the prescribed schedules. Later, after preliminary scrutiny and validation, data are being uploaded in the respective web portals developed for both rural and urban sectors. Taking into account the persistent inflationary trends and its affect on pricing of various commodities data, and a need to tap the real time price data collection ensuring the online data validation and scrutiny would transform the traditional data collection activities into an updated and fully digitized platform. Problems Redefined: i. Can the item listed in the schedule generate the price quoted during last month? ii. Can the varied item lists with respective specifications be mapped with shop code/ special code/remarks codes? iii. Can it be possible to note the GPS location, time and date of data collection with the name of the market? Technology that can address this issue: The CPIAPP(R) & CPIAPP(U) mobile based application softwares for both rural and urban sector respectively can address the issue. The application can integrate all the items with their specifications by extracting the information like state code, district code , market code and item code from the 2295 markets distributed over the country(1181 rural markets + 1114 urban markets). The rightmost column may contain the shop list/outlet list which also may be called to the application from a list of shop list as per the state code, district code, market code and item code. The GPS enabled application would also have the features of displaying the time of visit to the market along with latitude and longitude information and which in turn would have to extract the market location from the Goggle map to ensure the location mapping between the actual GPS location and the market & shop visited by the field staff. Desired Outcomes: 1. Real time price data collection. 2. Improvements in data validation and scrutiny. 3. Ensuring physical presence of the data collectors in the market.