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SMART INDIA HACKATHON 2018

TOPICS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE

1. Retrofitting of existing vehicles for converting to Electric Vehicle (EV)


Driven by the enormous challenge of reducing oil dependence in India for
transportation and also curbing environmental pollution from vehicle emissions in
metropolitan cities, rapid adoption of alternate green technologies for vehicles on road
is now seen as inevitable. The governments vision for complete conversion to electric
vehicles (EV) by 2030 has provided entrepreneurship opportunities to innovate
affordable ways for converting existing petrol and diesel cars into electric cars. The
conversion of old vehicles into electric vehicles through retrofitting has already been
allowed by the Central Government through official notification. Since an EV has no
internal combustion engine, the conversion process involves removal of majority of
the vehicle parts related to the fuel combustion system and installing suitable electric
powertrain and other systems for better efficiency and reduced travel cost. The
challenge is to develop intellectual property (software and hardware) and off the shelf
components to create high performance and high efficiency retro-fit kits for existing
vehicle models on Indian roads. Advancements in systems integration engineering,
controls, battery, electric motor and power electronics technologies have created an
opportunity for small and medium scale technology companies and start-ups to design
solutions to these problems. With cost of technology, batteries and renewable energy
coming down, the solutions can become viable for even mini- and mid-segment car
owners. Affordable retro-fit solutions along with their low maintenance costs could
trigger mass adoption by both private and commercial vehicle owners in the country.
2. Hardware- Import Substitution (Reverse Import)
Hardware- Import Substitution (Reverse Import)
3. Hardware- Automobiles
Hardware- Automobiles
4. Hardware- Security & Surveillance
Students Innovations
Category : hardware
Priority : hig
5. Collection of data related to water bodies
There are more than 8 lakhs water bodies in our country. However, the information in
respect of these water bodies indicating their name, quantity of water available, type
of uses of water, quality of water, etc. are not available. A platform has been provided
on web based India Waris site for crowd sourcing of data on these water bodies. It is
proposed to extend this facility on smartphone. Solution Need information about India
Waris
6. Identifying and reporting of sand mining activities
1) The extraction of river material for building/infrastructure creation is very
common commercial activity related to river. The unregulated extraction of river bed
material causes problem related to erosion of bank resulting in huge loss of land as
well as property. However, the availability of data regarding sand mining is very
scanty. It is proposed to provide platform to common public to raise alarm against
unregulated sand mining. The platform will provide information regarding stretches of
rivers where extraction of sand from river bank is prohibited. A person will be able to
provide information including geo-coded images on the platform which could be
forwarded to concerned authorities. Roles: Data Providers : Common public
Consumers : Site maintenance authorities Solution A mobile based app to submit the
site details, photos and enter the instance of pollution of sitePARTICIPATE

7. Rooftop Rain Water Harvesting in Cities


Almost all the urban centres of the country are facing challenges for sustainable
domestic water supply. At the same time a huge amount of water is going as waste in
the form of run off from these urban areas. Rainfall from the top of the roofs in these
area can be collected and can be stored or/and recharged to the aquifers. Depending
upon the rainfall characteristics and disposition of aquifer and their storage
space/intake capacity people of a particular locality / area will be able to know whether
to store or/and to recharge the collected water to aquifer. Roles: Data Provider: CGWB
User: Public Solution: Through an mobile app, CGWB, MoWR, RD & GR can aware
and support in deciding whether to store the collected water from the roof top or to
recharge it to the aquifer underground.
8. Estimation of Unit draft of ground water abstraction structures
Public/Stakeholders/Farmers abstract ground water for different purposes like
drinking, irrigation, industrial and mining purposes. In many areas there is
overexploitation of ground water. It is proposed to collect unit draft of all such
abstraction structures with geo-coded photographs of the site where the data has been
observed. This will be helpful in collection of actual withdrawal, its aquifer and will
be helpful in preparation of sustainable ground water management plan of the area.
Roles: Data Provider: Public/Stakeholders/Farmers Water level data of the area can be
taken from: india-wris.nrsc.gov.in Data required: Water level, Type and HP of pump
lowered, Depth of lowering of pump, Diameter of delivery pipe, Running of pump per
day. Total area of cropping in hectare from the abstraction structures, Crop water
requirement of the crop. Solution: CGWB, MoWR, RD& GR can prepare sustainable
ground water management plan of the area. As per water availability suitable crop can
be selected for cultivation .
9. Collection of water quality data observed by private organizations
Many organizations are involved in observing quality of river water. It is proposed to
collect all such data with geo-coded photographs of the site where the data has been
observed. This will be helpful in assessing the health of the river. A mobile based
platform could be developed for collection of data as indicated above. Prerequisites
Set of parameters to be entered for the survey of the site Set of sample sites Roles:
Data Providers : Survey agency users or Government authority members Consumers :
Water management local or state authorities Solution Mobile app based system to
collect data and geo-coded photographs of the site Will have login, survey
management, reports as modules
10.Dissemination of information related to release of water from dams
There has been some incidents occurred in past where people are caught unguarded in
the middle of river when water is suddenly released from reservoirs. It is mentioned
that some stretch of river remains dry when there is no release of water from a reservoir
in the upstream. However, when water is released from reservoir, it reaches very
rapidly in these stretch resulting in accidents on some occasion. Although dam
authorities are taking necessary steps to warn people not to venture in the river in these
stretches. Still, due to lack of information available some needy people crossing the
river for their day to day course are caught unguarded. It is proposed to develop a
mobile based application wherein dam authority can upload their information
regarding release of water from dam indicating time and duration, etc. and the same is
available to common public. Roles: Data Providers : Dam management authorities
Consumers : Common Public Solution Mobile app based system to send alerts to all
the people in the vicinity of the area Alerts to emergency systems like policy, fire
department, hospitals etc.
11.Census of groundwater structures
Owing to the accelerated growth of population, agricultural and drinking water uses
are increasing in alarming rate leading to over withdrawal of groundwater. The ground
water is being used through various groundwater structures and census of groundwater
structures will provide actual groundwater abstraction which otherwise calculated
based on norms. Roles: Data Provider: Public Health Engineering Department,
CGWB, State Ground Water Departments, Agri-Irrigation Departments, Drinking
water Departments. Consumer: Groundwater users including farmers Solution: Census
of groundwater structures is pre-requisite for planners and water managers. Create
mass awareness Desired Outcome: A webpage/mobile app to allow entry of
data/information on groundwater structures. Allow users to validate information Allow
users to add their comments
12.A platform for collection of Water Level, Water Quality and any specific
problems associated with ground water.
Distribution of ground water in space and time is the most important aspect which
decides the economic prosperity of the area. Further the quality of ground water
decides its usability for different purposes. The common man is an important link in
gathering information about the availability and quality of ground water in an area.
Based on their first hand experience the database of availability and quality of ground
water in any area can be enriched and subsequently the same after validation can be
disseminated to public which will help them deciding the appropriate source for use.
The information gathered from the public can be used by the planners/administrators
for mitigation of the causes leading to those problems and as a surveillance system.
Roles: Data Provider: Crowd source Consumer: Common Public, Industries,
Administrators, Planners Solution: The common man can upload the water level and
water quality of any source in the app/webpage with geo-tagged image of the source.
Desired Outcome A webpage/mobile app to accept data from public Send notifications
to state, local as well as central bodies for the entered data. Send alerts to state, local
as well as central bodies on undesired water quality/Water level of any area.
13.Information on river bank erosion /health of embankments
During flood season, erosion is a common feature on many rivers. Although, many
state governments do carry out post flood season survey to determine the affected
reaches, the related information available is very scanty. It is proposed to provide a
mobile based platform for entry of data as well geo-coded photographs in respect of
erosion affected sites. During flood season, erosion is a common feature on many
rivers. Although, many state governments do carry out post flood season survey to
determine the affected reaches, the related information available is very scanty. It is
proposed to provide a mobile based platform for entry of data as well geo-coded
photographs in respect of erosion affected sites. Prerequisites Set of parameters to be
entered for the survey of the site Set of sample sites Data Providers : Common
public/site surveying agencies Consumers : Site maintenance authorities Roles: Data
Providers : Survey agency users or Government authority members Consumers : Flood
management state ministry Solution Mobile app based system to collect data and geo-
coded photographs of the site A mobile based app to submit the site details, photos and
enter the current condition of the site Will have login, survey management, reports as
modules
14.Collection of information on More Crop Per Drop
One of the important objectives of PMKSY is to enable more crop per drop of water.
In this regard, it is mentioned that data regarding actual consumption of irrigation water
is not available directly. The collection of such data is a huge exercise needing large
manpower. It is proposed to collect these data through crowd-sourcing for the purpose.
It is proposed to develop a mobile based platform wherein the user can provide salient
details on use of irrigation water in his farm land indicating geo-spatial location of its
farm, the type of crop, the amount of water used , the source of water, etc. This
information will be helpful in identifying areas where wasteful use of water is
occurring as well as for formulation of plans/programs to address the situation. Roles:
Data Providers : Farmers Consumers : Irrigation authorities, Farming Ministry
Solution Each farmer can login through the app using their Adhar Card number
Register their farm details For each farm, enter irrigation details, crop details, water
usage details time to time
15.Collection of data in respect of dams in distress conditions
There are about five thousand large dams in our country. Many dams are in distress
conditions. However, the availability of data in respect of the extent of distress is very
scanty. A mobile based platform could be developed to provide a facility to
authorities/common people for entry of some important parameters in respect of these
dams which will be helpful in short listing dams needing immediate attention. Same
platform can be extended to enter information about any government owned facilitys
condition in future. A set of desired parameters will need to be decided as a
prerequisite. Also a set of Prerequisites Set of desired parameters Set of facilities
Roles: Data Providers : Common Users/Auditors Consumers : Water Management
Ministry, Dam maintaining state boards etc. Solution Will help solve the problem of
availability of data on common parameters Identification of facilities which need
attention Can also help in identifying future maintenance works based on available
data Desired Outcome A webpage/mobile app to accept data for given set of
parameters against a selected facility Send notifications to state as well as central
bodies for the entered data Generate reports based on priority, state, facility etc.
16.Dissemination of best practice in water sector
There have been many best practices reported in aspects related to water management
from various parts of the country. However, such information is not available on a
single platform which can be used by common public for replicating the same in his
area. It is proposed to provide a platform on web as well as on mobile wherein a user
can upload details of activities (including geo-coded parameters for location etc.)
which are accepted as best practices. This information will be available to the common
public after some moderations. Roles: Data Providers: common public, NGOs etc.
Data Moderators : CWC authorized agencies Consumers : Common Public Solution
Some good practices to save water can be uploaded, moderated, published Register
and login for submitting good water management practices, with geo-tagged photo,
data about the practice followed Login as moderator and verify/approve the water
management practice
17.Census of springs.
Springs are source for drinking, domestic and irrigation purposes in difficult
mountainous terrains/ hilly areas in the country. So for location of many springs and
their discharge water quality and variation in their parameters is not well known. With
rising water demands and prosperity of inhabitants of difficult terrains, census of
springs is very beneficial. It is proposed that if an app having features to entire data
regarding location of spring, photograph, discharge, quality etc. can be prepared, many
local inhabitants can help in filling the information on springs which will be useful for
the govt. to plan on restoration and proper maintenance of springs. Roles: Data
provide: CGWB, State Ground Water Department Consumer: Public of difficult and
mountainous areas and State Public Health Department. Desired Outcome: An mobile
app to allow entry of information on springs. Allow State Department to validate
information entered. Allow public to comment.
18.Preparation of Aquifer Vulnerability Maps for Upcoming cluster/township
Aquifer protection is essential for sustainable use of ground water resources and
protection of the dependent ecosystems. The key expression for quantification of
aquifer protection is vulnerability. Vulnerability of an aquifer is defined as the
sensitivity of the aquifer to an imposed contaminant load, which is determined by the
intrinsic characteristics of the aquifer. Currently, assessment of the ground water
vulnerability is done on the basis of the available water quality data alone. But, such
an assessment does not give a clear picture of an area since aquifer vulnerability
depends on many other factors. Such assessments should be exercised by developing
an index based approaches. This exercise can be taken up for such areas where
industrial clusters/townships are being planned. Prerequisites A set of parameters, such
as land use, topography, soil type, depth of vadose zone, aquifer lithology, depth to
water level, aquifer parameters, ground water recharge of an area in question Roles:
Data Providers: Various government departments, academic institutions, NGOs
working in the proposed area. Consumers: Planning Departments of State/Central
Governments Ministries of Water Resources/Environment of Central/State
Governments Solution: Identify areas where ground water resources are vulnerable
from pollution perspective. Take preventive measures to mitigate the ill effects, if any
Desired Outcome: A webpage/mobile app to accept data area wise Generate a
vulnerability map of the area in question
19.Census of artificial recharge structures
Various ministries and departments are constructing Rain water harvesting / recharge
structures all over India under various hydrogeological conditions. The Recording the
details, mapping and geotagging of these structure will facilitate to assess their impact
on the ground water regime and would be of great help to the implementing agencies.
Roles: Data Provider: CGWB, State Ground Water Departments. Consumer:
Ministry/Groundwater users. Solution: Census of artificial recharge structures is pre-
requisite for planners and water managers. Desired Outcome: A webpage/mobile app
to allow entry of data/information on artificial recharge structures. Allow users to enter
water level data Allow users to validate information Allow users to add their
comments.
20.Awareness on Aarsenic contamination in ground water
Shallow aquifers of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Punjab, Haryana,
Chhattisgarh, Manipur and Karnataka are ingested with arsenic geogenic
contamination and such water is being used for drinking and irrigation by the
inhabitants leading to diseases. Though arsenic free safe deep aquifers are being tapped
for water supply, however public uses shallow aquifer water through private dug wells
and tube well for drinking and domestic purposes and get diseases due to arsenic
contamination. CGWB is monitoring groundwater quality annually as well as in
special studies for arsenic contamination. If this data can be used for creating
awareness amongst local inhabitants by creating a webpage as well as mobile app,
many people can be made aware to use alternative water source and avoid diseases due
to arsenic contamination. Roles: Data Provider: CGWB Consumer: Public Solution:
CGWB, MoWR,RD & GR can create awareness about arsenic contamination Also
some good practices can be advertised through it.
21.Know your Back Yard and Farm Yard
Availability of quantum of water resources and its quality varies widely through out
India based on the type of Aquifer System and anthropogenic interferences. Knowing
both the parameter are of paramount importance for the public before using the ground
water resources through various means. The dissemination of such information will be
of great help to the public as a whole including spreading the awareness. Roles: Data
Provider: CGWB, State Ground Water Departments & Drinking water Departments.
Consumer: Public Solution: CGWB, MoWR, RD & GR can disseminate the water
availability and its quality information. Create mass awareness Desired Outcome A
webpage/mobile app to display area wise data/information on Water Level & Water
Quality. Allow users to validate information Allow users to add their comments.
22.Risks of overuse and contamination of Ground water
Ground water is most preferred source of water for irrigation, industry and drinking /
domestic purposes in the country. There are more than 30 million tube-wells owned
privately for withdrawal of ground water. Over withdrawal of ground water from
aquifers not only cause drying of abstraction structures due to decline in water table
but also cause vulnerability to contamination of geogenic and anthropogenic in nature.
It is proposed to develop an app which can help stakeholders to indicate how much
ground water can be withdrawn safely from aquifers in their area as well as suggesting
feasible recharge measures. Prerequisites Set of facilities Roles: Data Providers :
Member of Gram panchayat / Tehsil. Consumers : Water Management Ministry.
Solution Identify area where withdrawal of ground water crosses or reaches the safely
withdrawal ground water level. It will help to take decisions based on data to take
preventive measures or constructing new dams to improve ground water level. Desired
Outcome A webpage/mobile app to accept data e.g. area wise ground water level. Send
notifications to management when ground water crosses the desired water level.
Generate area wise reports to analyze ground water level.
23.E-Toll System
Traffic congestion at Toll Plazas is creating huge economical loss in terms of fuel
wastage apart from adding to environmental pollution. An application may be
developed to have QR equipped Payment Receipt for long distance vehicles which can
be scanned at the QR readers installed at unmanned toll lanes for passing through the
toll gates.
24.Applications to locate Skilled Labourer for Highway Construction works.
During any construction its very challenging to procure skilled/ semi-skilled resource
for the various construction activates under Highway Sector. The application will
register the details of Placement Agencies dealing with various categories of skilled/
semi-skilled manpower in the highway sector. Having awarded the work, the highway
contractors can access these agencies and make the necessary manpower procurement.
25.Prediction of rain and local weather based on the available 100 years of rainfall
data and modeling a farmer support system.
Current Scenario: Weather Forecasting System Currently the Agricultural
Meteorology Division set up by India Meteorological Department (IMD) is providing
weather forecast services to the farmers in India. Details of district wise rainfall maps,
weather parameters, weekly rainfall probability are given. Weather parameters like
rainfall, maximum temperature, minimum temperatures, wind speed, wind direction,
relative humidity and cloudiness has been considered for the weather forecast.
Agrometeorological Support for Farm Management At present Agromet Advisory
bulletins are being issued for National, District and State level for the following: o
Weather forecast based information on soil moisture status and guidance for
application of irrigation, fertilizer and herbicides etc. o The advisories on dates of
sowing/planting o Forewarning system for major pests and diseases of principal crops
and advises on plant protection measures. Agrometeorological Advsiory
Dissemination Information is disseminated through multi-modes of delivery
including mass and electronic media. It include, All India Radio, Television, Print
Media (local news paper in different vernacular languages), internet (Web Pages) as
well as group and individual relationships through email, telephone etc. Problem
Statement explained in simple terms: Rainfall patterns vary within a country and
within a state, in view of its high variability both temporally and spatially. India
experiences large spectra of weather events having spatial scale of less than 1 km to
more than 1000 km and temporal range of less than an hour to more than a week.
Prediction of weather systems in different spatial and temporal scale over the Indian
region is a challenging issue. The accuracy of the current weather prediction system
is around 70% which need to be improved. Improved decision support tool for
helping with weather forecast based farm management decision making. Currently
all over India, only 19 million farmers are getting agro advisories. But it is required
to reach 90 million farmers in the future. Currently the agro advisory dissemination
is done through one way i.e from Agro Met Field Units (AMFUs) to farmers. The users
of the system: Prime users of this bulletin are Crop Weather Watch Group, (CWWG),
Ministry of agriculture. It needs to help them to get crop specific advisories, to identify
the distressed districts of the state as well as plan the supply of appropriate farm inputs
such as seeds, irrigation water, fertilizer, pesticides etc. It is also meant for other users
like Fertilizer industry, Pesticide industry etc. Farmers of each district within the
country. It needs to help them to maximize output and avert crop damage or loss.
Technology that can address this issue partially: Improved methods for location
specific forecasts including dynamical and statistical approaches. Block specific
weather forecast in quantitative terms for the next 5 days. Crop and location-specific
expert advice in a timely manner to the farmers. Agro advisory dissemination
extended to cover all the farmers (crops) of India in a cost-effective manner.
Interpretation of the immediate past weather and the forecast and translate it into
laymans terms so that the farmers can understand it. The bulletins to be encoded in
a format and language which is easy to comprehend by the farmer. Two way
interaction between the Agro Met Field Units (AMFUs) and farmers to identify the
weather sensitive decisions. Desired Outcome: Effective weather and climate
information and advisory services can inform the decision-making of farmers and
improve their management of related agricultural risks. These Services meet the real-
time needs of farmers and contribute to weather-based crop/livestock management
strategies and operations dedicated to enhancing crop production and food security.
It also helps growers anticipate and plan for pesticide applications, irrigation
scheduling, disease and pest outbreaks and many more weather related agriculture-
specific operations. Sample Data Required: Yes
26.Maintenance of Coaches & Wagons
Coaches and Wagons are maintained as per schedule in nominated depots. The
availability of complete profile of each coach and wagon at a centralized data base and
its analysis can help in generating useful information about the causes of breakdowns,
likely failures in future in specific coach or wagons and thereby enabling planning for
maintenance.
27.Drone/Robot based system for cleaning between tracks
It is seen that waste is strewn in station yards and along the tracks particularly in
populated areas. Picking up the waste manually is time consuming and also poses
safety risk. A Drone/Robot based system for cleaning between tracks needs to be
developed.
28.Develop device to aggregate internet bandwidth of 2/3/4 G connectivity, alternate
use of SIMs from different service providers
Explaining the general problem statement in simple terms: 1. CWC operates
warehouses for scientific storage of 400 plus commodities across PAN INDIA. Many
of the warehouses are located at remote places across PAN India. 2. The internet
connectivity provided either through leased line or MPLS or Broadband or 2/3/4G. 3.
This type of connectivity comes at high cost or at some places the connectivity is not
feasible or weak or fluctuates, which results in non usage of software application at
these remote places. Expected deliverables : 1. Low cost IT solution preferably around
software controlled devices having capability to host multiple SIMs of different service
providers of 2/3/4G Internet service providers. 2. The device considers the 2/3/4G
connectivity of one or more SIMs of different service provider, in case their signal
strength is adequate. And accordingly provide the uninterrupted internet connectivity
to the users at these remote warehouses. 3. Additionally, the device can aggregate the
2/3/4G internet bandwidth of multiple SIMs of different Telecom companies for usage
of more software users. Sample data: Can visit warehouses for sampling.
29.Posting/ transfers at the level of JE/AE/EE in CPWD
A software could be devised taking into account the existing posting/ transfer
guidelines in CPWD and based on various criteria for transfer (minimum residency,
hard/ NE posting Spouse posting, HQ field, preference etc.). The software can
automatically throw up suggestions for transfer of officers based on their profile. This
will be a very useful input for the transfer/ posting Committee for taking a final view.
30.The impact of GST can vary from sector to sector and depends on whether the
project is under execution
The impact of GST can vary from sector to sector and depends on whether the project
is under execution. The potential savings in the project cost can also vary according to
cost structure inherent to each project. There are various goods and services which
have different rates prescribed by GST, which impact their cost. Overall, Construction
sector is likely to benefit under GST regime due to provision of availability of input
tax credit. As under the current tax regime the benefit of input tax paid is not fully
available, the benefits arising out of input tax credit on the raw-materials available
under the GST regime would result in an overall neutral tax incidence for construction
services. The measurement of tax incidence also holds lot of importance. It was
claimed that implementation of GST will lead to removal of the cascading tax effect.
This cascading tax effect has led to inflationary prices due to the fact that load of tax
on tax has to be borne by consumer. However, the comparative information of final
cost/price of Goods & services in the urban development sector before introduction of
GST and post GST is not available. Technology that can address this partially An
online programme can be developed which will apply the prescribed GST rates to all
the inputs generally required in construction/ real estate sector and clearly bring out
the difference it make in the final cost of housing, construction and infrastructure
projects. This programme can be hosted on the current MoHUA website or only an
external link can be provided on MoHUA website. This program can be designed to
identify the tax rate applicable to particular input and amount of tax required to be paid
for that input calculated in INR. This tax amount in INR can be arrived by feeding in
amount spend on particular input (say cement) and program will apply the GST rate
and provide tax liability. Once all figures are filled in, the program should provide total
cost for pre-GST and post GST period. The total GST paid can also be calculated and
can be compared with pre-GST period tax period. For calculating tax for post-GST
period, notified GST rate structure for goods and services by CBEC to calculate the
amount of tax applicable to the inputs used and for pre- GST period, applicable VAT,
CENVAT and excise rates etc. can be used. Desired Outcome: It will allow
comparative analysis of prices of various Goods & services used in the urban
development sector and ascertaining the impact of GST on the final costing and
subsequently reflected in the prices of the housing units and infrastructure projects.
31.Inclusive governance and service delivery
Differently abled citizens often face difficulties in accessing essential services
(including government services), which require mandatory physical visits (Eg.
Passport Applications). Can we create smart solutions to facilitate efficient service
delivery to such citizen groups?
32.Stakeholder Engagement for Urban Planning and Management
Indian cities require private sector investments for improvement of infrastructure and
services. Can we provide a matchmaking platform for connecting, investors, PPP
partners, CSR funds, Technology provider, Research Institutions, Multilateral and
Bilateral financing agencies with cities?
33.Waste Management
Can we deploy sensor based technology solutions which can detect the nature of waste
(organic, inorganic, inert wastes) and enable automated segregation?
34.Urban Mobility
Can we develop smart solutions to reduce traffic congestion in cities?
35.Common Mobility App
The thought process behind this mobile application is that information is the key.
Delivering right information at the right time can boost usage of public transport
system. This will help government to understand peoples mobility needs, public
transport usage & adaptability. This app should have a journey planner for the
commuter adopting the concept of multi-modality in its approach & developments, i.e.
travel from one destination / direction to another using all possible modes having lower
emission goals / standards.
36.Common Platform for Vehicle Registration
Another major concern of governance is the availability of valid data on vehicle
registration from an authentic source. This helps in decision making, data exchange
and decide scale of output from governance side. For example, registration of vehicles
done by the RTO at city level can be shared on a common platform. This data can be
provided to national / State level body, since vehicles travel across states, to curb or
understand the growth of vehicle population, analyse accidental data, evaluate the
pollution level, fuel consumption, etc. A software or web portal can help in collecting
& evaluating the data. This can be replicated for collecting information about services
like road inventory, ITS implementation and other urban transport projects.
37.e-Measurement Book (eMB)
Objective: to improve reliability and accuracy in taking measurement in Engineering
Projects Problem: DDA has achieved transformation from hard-bound-measurement-
book to electronic Measurement Book. DDA faces problems related to reliability
and accuracy in taking measurements in Engineering Projects Solution: Design and
development of a handheld electronic device to meet the objective as above Benefits:
DDA: Improved Monitoring of engineering projects thereby timely execution of
projects Enhanced transparency Increased Accountability Public: Quick clearance of
Bills for Contractors and also increased accountability for Contractors
38.Monitoring of electricity at household level
The Government is planning to deliver 24*7 electricity to all the consumers from
2019. In this regards developments in Generation, Transmission and Distribution
needs to be monitored for effective implementation. At present, no monitoring of
electricity at household level is done. Feeder level monitoring has just started and
AT&C losses are captured at Feeder level. Analysing the Electricity availability in
real time at household/ individual level can aid in bringing transparency and
accountability and help analyse reliability parameters such as SAIDI and SAIFI. Users
of the System: The data needs to be collected from anyone and everyone possible so
as to remove the problems of biases and sampling error. This means that the solution
must cater to both digitally empowered citizens and also to people without internet.
The users can be anyone from the citizens to the discoms who can access the data for
monitoring field level realities. It can also be used by policy makers and even small
scale businessmen who will want to know about the power situation in an area over
time before setting up businesses. Solution Required A lightweight app with a very
simple and intuitive UI/UX with a dedicated button to report absence of power. The
app must have access to the location and the device ID among other requirements to
uniquely identify the consumer. Any other mechanism for people with no internet
access or without any smartphone to access this reporting system. ( missed call for
example) Work till Now. Back End The following functionalities must be present 1)
Data collation: Discom wise and State Wise 2) Messaging: 1 hr 4 hrs 12 and 24( issue
escalation to various authorities as per seniority. For example, if no Power for more
than 1 but less than 4 hrs then an automatic message can be sent to the concerned JE.
This message details can be logged to pull up the people at fault) 3) Electricity Map:
Country wide ( A GIS map which can be accessed by authorities and once it stabilises
can be made public. This map will show historical availability of electricity in every
state by using colour coding etc) 4) Feeder level: Variation if any 5) Flash Reasons: If
any ( the app should be able to communicate and let users know about the reason for
the power cut, if necessary) 6) Power Users ( Trusted Users, using algorithm to match
and verify their response with users in the neighbourhood/ same DT/ same Feeder. The
app can have customer ID and AADHAR integrated with it) 7) Auto Detection of
Location and Asset Mapping on GIS The Eventual aim is to build a repository of data
on the presence/ absence of electricity across the country at a granular level(
household) in real time. The data must be presented in an easily understandable
manner.
39.Efficient, Easy and Integrated Billing System
One of the main reasons for inefficiency in DISCOMs today is regular meter reading,
bill generation and bill collection. This is one of the major contributor to AT&C losses
facing the DISCOMs. At present different Discoms (as of now there are 92
distribution companies in India) follow different process of bill collection. It involves
there sub steps: Metering and meter reading Bill Generation Bill Collection At
present because of the inefficiency in the process there is huge revenue loss to the
Discoms. Today there is no mechanism that integrates all these and provides easy,
hassle free and efficient way of bill collection. Users of the System: Utilities/Discoms
who are distributing electricity are the billers The consumers of the electricity
domestic, industrial and commercial are the bill payers in the system. As we can see
that it all encompassing and covers the entire populace and citizenry of the country.
It is also pertinent to note that domestic consumers are from varied regions and sections
of the society. That include people from rural and remote areas of the nation who have
difficulty in access to internet. So the solution should be able to cover them also.
Desired Outcome: An efficient and integrated meter reading, bill generation and bill
payment mechanism that can provide end to end solution. At one hand it should
reduce to hassle and increase the comfort for the bill payers and on the other hand it
should increase the revenue collection for the Discoms and reduce the cost of
collection. Hence a win win solution for all.
40.Non-availability of the literature related to Geological surprises encountered in
completed hydropower projects
Geological and Geo-technical plays an important role in hydropower sector. The
survey and investigation plays the critical role for successful completion of the
hydropower projects. Even with adequate survey and investigation during construction
of the hydropower projects, geological surprises are often encountered which leads to
delay in the commission of the project and hence resulted into cost overrun. In India
and abroad number of hydropower projects has been commissioned and running
successfully, out of many project have faced geological surprises. At present there is
no such source country wise where the geological and geotechnical problems
encountered by the projects have been placed in a digital place. If these literature is put
in a common place in a digital media then the knowledge and experiences gained can
be implemented to future projects, so that the project can be commissioned in
scheduled time without any cost overrun. The user of this System The person who
will maintain and update the library time to time. The geologist who will access this
library and apply the knowledge to the upcoming hydropower projects. Technology
that can address these issues. An open access online library to access this literature
from anywhere and anytime. Desire outcome. Geologist can gain knowledge of
different geological challenges faced in hydropower projects Knowledge can be
applied to the future upcoming projects It will decrease the time and cost overruns of
the projects Country will be benefited.
41.Integrated Automatic Floor Warning and Alert System using IoT
. There have been a few unfortunate incidents in the recent past where tourists/locals
in the catchment area of a river were caught unware of an impending flash flood/release
of water from dams of Hydro Projects upstream. This led to unfortunate and
unnecessary loss of valuable human lives. 2. Presently, individual Hydra Projects are
spreading awareness about impending release of water in the catchment area to locals
in that specific area through SMS. 3. District administration has cordoned off access
to the river catchment and Public Announcement vans are deployed in the local area
before release of water from dams. 4. Announcement and early warning needs to be
automated and without manual intervention to make it more effective. 5. This shall
also make the hydro-sector more people friendly and caring for local lives and
resources and shall increase acceptability of the future hydro projects simultaneously
improve perception of Hydro sector. Possible approach to solve the problem: 1. There
could be a central database connecting all hydro power stations (HPS) in the country,
where information before release of water from dams of all projects would be
consolidated. The HPS would need to enter data about release of water well in advance
to this central database/repository. 2. Telecom solutions may be developed to send
warning SMS to all mobile phone users in the area/river basin of HPS which going to
release water and downstream in the river basis, based on real time information
collected from telecom operators as to the number of users being served by mobile
towers located in the area. 3. The warning SMS should be sent to all users identified
above, overriding the DND registries. 4. All-weather Public-Announcement systems
may be used/developed based on Internet of Things (IoT) and placed above electricity
poles/other such infrastructure near the river basin. They may be connected through
OPGW (optical fibre composite overhead ground wire) cables wherever available or
may work on wireless systems to be more efficient. 5. The PA systems should be
connected with the central database and start warning announcements automatically
without manual intervention. 6. Any other novel approach to solve the problem is also
welcome. Possible scalability and uses ink the future: 1. An IoT for all buoys
measuring river measuring river discharge data may be created and linked together.
On sudden increase in water discharge in any of the buoys, warning signals may be
relayed to all PA systems downstream to prevent loss of life and infrastructure during
flash floods /cloudbursts. Such information could also be gathered through
satellite/space technology. 2. This system may also be expanded to irrigation projects
and flood warning of all kinds. 3. The system must be scalable for use with advanced
space technology and satellite data along with physical scalability of deploying
increasing number of buoys and PA systems. 4. The IoT of buoys may also be used to
collect all sorts of hydrological/ discharge data for recording and forecasting.
42.Power Customer Interaction
The realization of the power consumed dawns up on the customer only when they see
the bill for the month. Through AMI/Smart grid the customer pattern to be sent to the
customer so that he is aware of his consumption pattern and would take appropriate
measures to reduce unwanted energy consumption. System to be simulated by
participants Desired Outcome: Software which will generate customer usage pattern.
43.Prediction of Load demand and Power Availability
To develop an application to predict hourly load demand and availability state wise for
the next seven days including current day. The application will update the demand and
availability data every hour. This will help the generator to plan their generation
optimally which will lead to low cost power generation. It will also help discoms to
plan their activities to ensure uninterrupted power supply. This will also help maintain
a healthy grid. Sample Data : Necessary inputs to be arranged from CEA, RLDC,
Discoms, meteorology dept and any other source found required.
44.To develop App and SMS based application which can measure the received
mobile signal level at any location.
and present the same in pictorial format to the user so as to assess the Quality of service
in that location (i)Pushing and aggregation of the information collected as above to a
central location so as to get a meaningful coverage quality measurement for different
TSPs and will generate a feedback regarding mobile network QoS. (ii)The app shall
have feature of functioning in offline mode and data shall be pushed to server when
the coverage is available. Expected Outcome: Licensor/ Regulator and finally the
TSPs can take proactive measure for network quality improvement based on the
feedback of common man.
45.The present guidelines of DoT HQ do not allow more than nine mobile
connections to an individual.
Thus, it implies that even the connections have been obtained from different Telecom
Service Providers (TSPs), the cumulative count should not exceed nine. Since there is
no connectivity among the different TSPs subscriber databases therefore the TSPs are
bound to limit the query within their own database to ensure that the new connection
which is going to be activated does not cross the above count. There is no mechanism
with TSP to check the no. of connections working for that individual with other TSPs.
Expected Outcome An app and web application may be developed through which
anyone can query the combined mobile subscriber databases of all the TSPs in a
Licensed Service Area (LSA) so that- (i)Any citizen can know the list of mobile
connections working against her/ his Aadhaar number in an LSA. This information
should be provided in an authentic manner only to actual Aadhaar allottee. (ii) DoT
can know the list of mobile connections working against a particular Aadhaar number
in an LSA. The application should also be capable of generating the list of those mobile
connections, count of which are more than a specific number for a particular Aadhaar
number. Additional Information DoT requires each TSP to provide mobile subscriber
data in a predefined format at regular intervals. Thus, solution to this problem should
consider merging data from all the TSPs
46.Dissemination Information about scheme approved
The Central Government is providing financial assistance for implementation of water
resources/flood management/drainage improvement schemes in various parts of our
country. However, the common public has no information about schemes implemented
in his area. It is proposed to develop a application which has facility to demarcate
benefitted area of any scheme on GIS Platform which in term can be used by the
application to provide information to common persons regarding scheme being
implemented by the government in his area. Roles: Data Providers : Local Government
authority working on the schemes Consumers : Common public Solution A system to
make all the data available for the sites at which schemes are in progress/planned
through APIs A mobile app/mobile friendly web site which people can access to search
sites in their area, sites based on type of work, date wise search etc.
47.Application for reporting encroachment, pollution or requirement of RRR for
water bodies
Suppose a person sees encroachment, or dumping of waste, or finds that a water body
is in need of RRR, at present he/ she may not have any avenue to bring it to the notice
of the authorities concerned. An application is proposed to be developed and deployed
on android phone, where the informant can upload the details including lat-long, and
also a few pictures of the site conditions. The SMS can then be generated to the officers
of concerned Department, including Police and Local body in case of encroachment.
The details of such information may be made available for all to see on the application,
except perhaps the name of the person who has submitted the request. Roles: Data
Providers : Common public Consumers : Site maintenance authorities Solution A
mobile based app to submit the site details, photos and enter the instance of pollution
of site
48.Dissemination of information related to availability of water in reservoir
The country has been facing drought like condition in many parts almost every year.
The availability of storages are very low in our country. In view of above an informed
utilization of water available in various storages is the need of hour. CWC is compiling
information on availability of water in 91 important reservoirs in the country. This data
is however useful but not helpful in creating awareness among the people to restrict
wasteful utilization of water in distress condition. It is proposed to create an application
on web as well as on mobile which can provide information through a common public
regarding availability of water in the reservoir serving his area. Roles: Data Providers
: CWC Consumers : Common Public Solution CWC will publish the data in the water
reservoirs time to time Also some good practices to save water can be advertised
through this
49.Collection on information on harkhetkopani
One of the objective of the Prime Minister KrishiSinchaiYojna is to ensure
harkhetkopani. However, the information regarding areas which are receiving
irrigation water is not readily available. This is one of the important bottleneck in
identification of areas needing immediate help from the above scheme. It is proposed
to develop a mobile based platform for entry of data by common public regarding the
status of irrigation coverage of his farm land. The concerned person may be given with
the facility to enter data like source of water for their field as well as quantity and
quality. This platform will be very helpful in identifying areas needing immediate
attention. Roles: Data Providers : Farmers Consumers : Irrigation department, Water
management authorities Solution Each farmer can login through the app using their
Adhar Card number Register their farm details For each farm, enter irrigation details
time to time
50.Collection of information regarding discharge of untreated affluent in river
The water quality of rivers is deteriorating day by day due to discharge of untreated
sewage and industrial affluent. However, the data regarding location of discharging
point, amount of sewage/affluent, quality of sewage/affluent, source, etc. are scantly
available. It is proposed to gather these information through crowd-sourcing. It is
proposed to develop a mobile based platform where a user can upload information
including geo-coded images of above aspects. Roles: Data Providers: common public,
NGOs etc. Data Moderators : Water management local authorities Solution Register
and login for submitting water contamination site details, with geo-tagged photo Login
as moderator and verify the water contamination case
GOVERNANACE
1. E-Governance via online & offline server
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
2. Paper-Less Office
Even if Intranet and Internet application available in PSU computer users, but the
usability and success rate is very less and resistive. Please forward 10 most effective
ways to motivate users to use online applications for better digital India. Please also
mention how to overcome resistance by different legal departments who always ask
for ink signed hard copies. Users of this system : All officers and computer users of
our organization Technology that can help address the issue : All forms of digitization
and computer technology to be used. Desired Solution : Paper-Less Office
3. Atrocity Case Management
In case of an FIR registered under Atrocity Act, the information has to physically flow
between the Police Dept. and SJSA at every stage of compensation. This consumes
precious time and resource. A system should be built wherein the case is automatically
forwarded to the concerned authorities at SJSA, as soon as a case is lodges at a police
station. The same should happen at every stage of compensation disbursement in
accordance with GR.
4.Common Portal for information sharing among Defence Shipyard PSUs
The Finished Products as well as input materials of a group of organizations are more
or less similar in nature. The resources, facilities, specialized skills are also common
across the sector. Can we build up a common portal showing spare Resources,
Facilities, and Workmen with specialized Skills, Materials with their detailed
description, specifications, spare quantity, /unit Rate, and availability so that all
Shipyards can go through that and instead of going for a new Purchase through a new
tendering process, can order it from another shipyard. Collaboration on sharing
Inventory levels for excess items, Specialized Resources which can be shared in
temporary manner among all relevant organisations. Users of this system: A Single
Nodal Officer and HODs of an organisation can access the portal. Nodal officer can
upload the Data. HODs can access the data and determine their requirements.
Technology that can help address the issue: A portal which can be hosted on parent
portal site and can be accessed by nominated Officers. Desired Solution : Better
utilization of idle inventory lying at different organizations , Better utilization of
Skilled manpower.
4. Real-Time image processing and forensic verification of documents
The Finished Products as well as input materials of a group of organizations are more
or less similar in nature. The resources, facilities, specialized skills are also common
across the sector. Can we build up a common portal showing spare Resources,
Facilities, and Workmen with specialized Skills, Materials with their detailed
description, specifications, spare quantity, /unit Rate, and availability so that all
Shipyards can go through that and instead of going for a new Purchase through a new
tendering process, can order it from another shipyard. Collaboration on sharing
Inventory levels for excess items, Specialized Resources which can be shared in
temporary manner among all relevant organisations. Users of this system: A Single
Nodal Officer and HODs of an organisation can access the portal. Nodal officer can
upload the Data. HODs can access the data and determine their requirements.
Technology that can help address the issue: A portal which can be hosted on parent
portal site and can be accessed by nominated Officers. Desired Solution : Better
utilization of idle inventory lying at different organizations , Better utilization of
Skilled manpower.
5. Atmospheric Turbulence Mitigation In CCD/TI Videos
Atmospheric turbulence can severely degrade the quality of images (video sequences)
produced by long range observation systems, rendering the images unsuitable for
vision applications such as surveillance or scene inspection. The degradation arises
from the complicated, random fluctuations in the refractive index of the air, caused by
the fluctuations in temperature. Sample Data will be provided during implementation.
Users of this system: The tool will be used in video surveillance solution. Technology
that can help address the issue: Open source image processing libraries like OpenCV
can be used. Desired Solution : Restoring a scene distorted by atmospheric turbulence
is the scope of the Project / Problem statement.
6. Tool for Transformation of Geodetic Datums (Coordinate Systems).
Geographic Information System (GIS) is used to store, retrieve and render the Earth-
relative spatial data. GIS deals with flat map projections. Geodetic datum uniquely
defines each location on Earths surface with coordinates in latitude and longitude.
Notable geodetic datums are NAD27, NAD83, Everest datum and WGS84. The
coordinates for each point on Earth in one geodetic datum is different from other
geodetic datum. For example, the latitude and longitude of a location in a Everest
datum differs from NAD83 or WGS84. The transformation of one datum to other
geodetic datum is known as a datum shift. GIS applications demand the support for
more than one geodetic datums for both vector and raster maps, hence the datum
transformations or datum shift are often necessary. Users of this system: The solution
will help Geographic Information System (GIS) based applications which requires
different geodetic datum. Technology that can help address the issue: Any high level
Program language, Map data handling techniques. Desired Solution : The geodetic
datums transformation tool should have a provision for input to take map data of one
geodetic datum and convert into other geodetic datum for each NAD27, NAD83,
Everest datum and WGS84.
7. To detect anomaly in current ship trajectory based on historical data.
The maritime anomaly detection is very crucial in ensuring coastal security of any
nation. The ships in sea follow a common route for a particular source and destination
pair. The solution should detect anomaly, if a ship follows unusual trajectory which is
different from the normal route followed by majority of ships. Sample Data will be
provided during implementation. Users of this system: The tool will be used in Ship
Navigation and Guidance solution. Technology that can help address the issue:
machine learning / Neural Networks Desired Solution : A machine learning algorithm
is to be designed to extract the normal route from the historical ship movement data
and to predict the class i.e. Normal or anomalous of any given trajectory.
RURAL DEVELOPMENT

1. Reducing burden of head load for villagers


Many of the villagers do not have road access upto their houses, many of them will
have to head load it for more an a kilometer at times. This load are carried uphill on
the back or using basket on their head which put the whole weight on the body and at
the same time they will have to walk uphill. What we want:A device which will carry
heavy load between 50 kg to 200 kg and can run on Cement Concrete Foot-path which
has stairs or a device which can reduce the burden of the load from the body and the
weight of the item is taken by the device etc.
2. Internet Connectivity in Rural Hilly Terrain
It is the major issues faced by the department in Sikkim. Due to the steep terrain, the
Internet connectivity is one of the huge problem which is the major reason for failure
of most of the IT related projects. What we want: A reliable Internet Connectivity
which can be installed in villages . Challenges: The difficult terrain makes the line of
Sight makes it difficult.

Farmer Welfare
1. Hardware- Agriculture

Hardware- Agriculture

2. Technology to enable seamless marketing of agri commodities beyond the current


geographic clusters
Technology to enable seamless marketing of agri commodities beyond the current
geographic clusters. GOI aimed to achieve this through the eNAM but most trades on
eNAM are only intra mandi trades. Grading and fulfilment are critical if marketing of
agriculture trades has to start happening between mandis that are far apart. In this
context, models like Kalgudi which offer a model of gratification/accreditation (which
is common on most e-marketplaces like Amazon, Uber, etc) can be a pathbreaking
alternative. 2 Technology backed solutions to deliver a more engaged and learning
based capacity building programs to extension workers and farmers. A lot of private
sector research is happening in MOOCs to improve learning outcomes for primary
school students. Farmer and Extension worker specific effective learning programs
should be developed.
3. Translate weather information to very actionable advisory to farmers

Solutions to translate weather information (LT forecast, Weather outlook and 7-day
weather forecast) to very actionable advisory to farmers. This can really play a major
role in building climate resilience of farmers. 2. Technology solutions to improve
traceability in both Agri input supply chains (especially for seeds) and for Agriculture
outputs. Technologies like block chains can really help make this a reality 3.
Technology solutions that can help crop insurance achieve faster claims processing
and settlement. As of today, GOI still uses CCEs to assess crop damage and trigger
settlements. There are plenty of moral hazards with CCEs and there is no incentive for
farmer to put in good efforts. Can there be a technology based workflow solution that
incentivizes good behavior and also can trigger on-demand scalable assessments of
crop damage (Possibly drones could be a good technology).

4. Real time identification of crops, weeds, diseases and pest damage and nutrient
deficiency symptoms
Development of an app for identification of crops, weeds, diseases and pest damage
and nutrient deficiency symptoms. The app should have user selection features such
that: Item to identify Crop, Weed, Pest damage, disease damage, nutrient deficiency.
The app should have access to the devises camera. The developers should have an
extensive database of photos of Crops, weeds, other plants, trees, symptoms in the
leaves that has been caused by pests, diseases and also typical examples of major and
minor nutrient deficiency symptoms. The app should have the algorithms for object
detection, and image classification Pattern recognition algorithms should be developed
to provide a close match for all possible inputs and further get the most likely matching
of the inputs. There can also be a pattern matching algorithms, to look for exact
matches in the input with pre-existing patterns.

5. Identify quality index of the fruit/vegetable by non-destructive or with minimal


destructive methods

The fruits and vegetables are the perishable products. It is important that the consumers
know about the quality status of the product they are buying from the market. The
seller should also know the status of product quality to avoid selling of the bad quality
product to the consumer. So, a device can be developed with appropriate sensors that
can show the quality index of the fruit/vegetable by non-destructive or with minimal
destructive methods.

6. Development of a multilingual Mobile App for deep sea fishermen

A mobile App MKrishi@fishereis has been developed by the ICAR-Central Marine


Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi to aid marine fishermen of the country. The App
provides multilingual information on Potential Fishing Zone (PFZ), sea surface
temperature, weather and also helps the fishermen in knowing the wind speed and
direction and wave heights. However, this Mobile App has some limitations as it can
be used only up to a range of 30 km radius from the shore line and the deep sea
fishermen who normally venture farther into the ocean are unable to get real time
information during fishing operations in the deeper waters of Indian EEZ. This Mobile
App can be further enhanced by increasing the range of operation so that it can be
made use of by the deep sea fishermen of the country who venture into deeper and
farther areas from the coast. The Mob App should also include additional information
like Global Positioning System (GPS) indicating real time position, movement and
distance covered by the vessel and should provide a means of communication so that
the fishermen are able to have regular contact with other boats and shore for their
safety.

7. Marketing network for agricultural commodities for the benefit of producer and
consumer

Usually the agricultural produce is purchased from the farmers at a low price and sold
to the consumers at relatively very high price because of a large number of middlemen
involved. Direct contact between the farmer and retail seller or wholesaler can reduce
the number of middlemen involved in the marketing chain. A mobile based App that
can facilitate the direct contact between producer (farmer) and buyer may reduce this
wide price gap or a real time interactive system for communication between farmers
and Mandis.

8. Forewarning system for disease/pest attack for different commodities in different


agro-climatic zones

Farmers generally face problem with disease/pest attack on different varieties. Over
the period of time, the severity has increased and resulted in losses of crop. An
intelligent system can be attempted with modern analytical tools to support in timely
forewarning and remedial measures for the same. System should issue advisory with
sms alert in local languages. System should have provision for real time expert advise
as an when required in some interactive manner.

9. Fruit picking, Cardamom and maize piller device for farmers


Fruit tree like orange, guava are often at a height of about 15-30 feet and it
becomes difficult to pick the fruit safely. The fruit is often destroyed while picking
leading to loss for the farmer. What we want:A fruit picking stick (like selfie stick)
with a length of about 15 feet long, a cardamom and maize piller.
SMART INDIA HACKATHON 2018
HEALTH & SOCIAL WELFARE
DETAILS
1. Development of Entrepreneurship Facilitation Guidance Centre Platform:
Development of Entrepreneurship Facilitation Guidance Centre Platform
2. Proper linkage / mechanism to spot tribal youth talent in sports and nurture
them:
Tribal youths are talented in many sports, but proper linkage / mechanism to spot such
talent and nurture them are missing. An app could be developed to bridge this gap.
Any tribal youth interested in sports may upload basic details like sports specialisation/
interest area, gender, age, district, state which will enable them to locate the
opportunities available for which he/she is eligible for. The Sports Authorities could
also reach out to these individuals for providing them advanced training or any other
support.
3. App / portal / wiki-page required to document rich tribal heritage and culture:
There is rich tribal heritage and culture including language, dialect, cuisine, flora &
fauna, religious practices related to child birth, pregnancy, marriage, death, festivals
etc., dance, music, art & craft, folklores etc. Young people could be encouraged to
document this through an attractively designed mobile App. This could be linked to
the Tribal Heritage Repository being developed by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs
(http://tribal.nic.in/repository)
4. Hardware- Medical devices:
Hardware- Medical devices
5. National Creche Portal/App:
Under the National Crche Scheme and the erstwhile Rajiv Gandhi National Crche
Scheme, a number of crches have been functioning across the country. These are
mainly NGOs under the ambit of two mother NGOs. When the verification of these
crches was done, a large number were found to be non-functional on the ground. Also
there is no proper database of the children that come to these crches and the staff that
is working there. A database can hugely help in monitoring the scheme. General
problem statement: i) At present, the crches self report the number of children availing
their services. However there is no record of the identities of the children. ii) This can
lead to manipulation/wrong reporting of data. iii) The verification of the crches
showed that a large number of the crches are non-existent on the ground. System
users: i) Crche workers: for entering the data of children and staff ii) Parents: to locate
nearest crches iii) NGO managing the crches including the mother NGO: for looking
at the number of children, attendance etc. iv) District Administration: Should be able
to access crche-wise details. It is necessary for the purpose of inspections and
monitoring v) State Government: Should be able to access district-wise crche-wise
details. It is necessary for the purpose of monitoring. vi) Central Government: Should
be able to access pan-India data for the purpose of monitoring. Technology that can
address this issue partially: i) Geo-tagging the crches so as to know their precise
location. The app should be able to give the location of the nearest crche in case a
parent wants to find the nearest crche to his/her home. ii) Each geo-tagged crche
should be able to real time fetch the number of children availing of its services, the
number of staff working in it. iii) In convergence with the other services such as
immunisation, health-checkups under RBSK, regular health checkups etc. there should
be entries of the same in the database. If a particular service has not been updated for
a long time beyond some time duration, e.g. immunisation for a particular child has
been missed, the database should generate alerts for necessary intervention. iv) The
database of children and staff should contain all the necessary details. These details
can be captured with the help of Aadhar as well, hence the need for that functionality.
v) Thereafter each day with the help of biometric, the attendance of the children and
staff in the institution should be taken. This number should be displayed in the
dashboard. The attendance could be taken by the help of a phone as soon as the child
enters the crche, a photo is taken and an auto generated receipt is also sent to the
parent (that the child is in the crche). At the time when the children leaves the crche,
a similar photo should be taken with the parent and a receipt generated. Desired
Outcome: i) A Mobile Application which will help citizens find their nearest crche.
ii) A monitoring system for authorities to ensure proper implementation of the scheme.
iii) The monitoring of Dashboard by higher level officer directly will ensure timely
redressal of the grievances.
6. Portal for Child Care Institutions:
The Child Care Insitutions (CCIs) and Child Welfare Committees (CWCs) are integral
institutions in achieving the objectives of the Juvenile Justice Act. The Child Care
Institutions can be categorised into childrens homes, open shelters, observation home,
special home, place of safety and SAAs. There is felt a need to have a database for the
children and the staff staying or working in these institutions. This database can then
be used to monitor the attendance and other related services of the children and staff.
Also the performance of Child Welfare Committees needs to be ascertained by
monitoring it electronically. Both these objectives can be addressed in a portal. General
problem statement: i) At present, the child care institutions self report the number of
children staying in their institution. While the number of children is tracked, the
identities are not captured, except for OAS (orphaned, abandoned and surrendered)
children in the CARINGs website. ii) The demand for funds is made by these CCIs
under Integrated Child Protection Scheme. The release of funds is contingent on the
number of children staying in these institutions and the number of staff in these
institutions. This can lead to manipulation/wrong reporting of data by the CCIs. iii)
The Child Welfare Committee is mandated under the Juvenile Justice Act for
completing its proceedings in a certain fixed time period. For instance except for OAS
children, this time period is four months. For OAS children under two years of age, it
is two months and for OAS children above two years of age, this is four months.
However it is seen that there are considerable delays in the completion of proceedings
by the CWC. System users: i) Officials of Child Care institutions: for entering the data
of children and staff. They will be able to know the progress of the case, next hearing
for preparing necessary documentation. ii) Parents who are searching for their
children: They can login into a particular CCI database to search for their missing
children iii) Child Welfare Committee members: It will be able to tell them of the
pendency list and the case-wise details for necessary action at their end. iv) District
Child Protection Unit: Since the Probation Officer is the nodal officer in the district,
he/she can monitor the work of CWC. He/she can use the data on the database for the
purpose of inspections anytime or to monitor the attendance of staff. v) District
Magistrate: The DM is mandated under the Juvenile Justice Act to review the
functioning of CWCs. This dashboard can enable him/her to do so and take necessary
action. He/she can use the data on the database for the purpose of inspections anytime
or to monitor the attendance of staff. vi) States: For having a state-wide view and being
able to review the performance of various districts. vii) Centre: For monitoring the
country-wide performance. Technology that can address this issue partially: i) Having
a database of children and staff. ii) This database should contain the following fields
For children: a. Name b. Date of birth c. Address d. Photo e. Name of parents/guardians
f. When found. By whom. His/her contact details g. Date of entry in the institution h.
Date of leaving the institution For staff: a. Name b. DoB c. Address d. Photo e. Date
of appointment iii) There will be additions and deletions to the database as and when
the children enter the institution. iv) The above information can also be captured by
having Aadhar registration of the children and staff. v) Thereafter, each day with the
help of biometric, the attendance of the children and staff in the institution should be
taken. This number should be displayed on the dashboard. vi) The functionality of the
database can be improved by having other services on it. For instance the medical
condition of the child, the details of last vaccination, the details of last medical check-
up, the details of the school he is going to, the educational standard. There should be
provision for regular updation of these fields and if there is no regular update, it should
give an alert thereby signifying that the vaccination or medical-checkup is not being
done. vii) There needs to be developed a dashboard for case monitoring in the above
portal. viii) For each case that comes up before the Child Welfare Committee, the
details of the case are keyed in into the system. ix) The dashboard should then be able
to show the number of cases that are in various time periods like between 0-15 days,
15-30 days and so on and should also show the mandated time period. Based on the
two, a defaulter case list should be created. x) There should be built-in alerts into the
system. As a particular case is nearing its mandated time period there should be alerts
to the CWC members, DCPU and the CCI. xi) Each sitting of the CWC should also be
entered into the system along with the number of the members that attend it. The cases
that are taken up on those sittings and the consequent decision on them should also be
fed into the system Desired Outcome: i) A dashboard which helps multiple users track
the cases of children in Child Care Institutions and cases pending before the Child
Welfare Committee ii) The monitoring of dashboard by higher level officer directly
will ensure timely action.
7. Grievance Redressal through App and IVR in ICDS:
Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) scheme is being implemented all over
the nation through 14 lakh Anganwadi centres. There are over 8 crore beneficiaries.
The beneficiaries include children between the age group of 6 months 6 years,
pregnant women & lactating mothers. An online complaint filing and real time
monitoring of the actions taken over the complaints are necessary to improve the
conditions of Anganwadi centres. A Mobile Application as well as IVR system can be
developed through which anybody can complain about the issues in Anganwadi
Services. General problem statement: i) Mobile application to file complaints with
regard to the different services provided by the Anganwadi centres. The application
should have an option to upload pictures and to give details about the Anganwadi
centres location. ii) As most of the beneficiaries are illiterate, an IVR system can be
developed to ensure accessibility of the services to all. For which a call center kind of
set up can be established at the centre level. The employees of the call centre will enter
the complaints received through IVR into the online portal. iii) The complaints should
be automatically forwarded to the corresponding field functionaries i.e. CDPOs/DPOs
on entry into the portal through SMS and notifications in the mobile application. iv) A
dashboard to be developed to monitor the action taken over the complaints received
both through App and IVR system. v) The application and IVR system can be used to
create awareness about the scheme. vi) This application should be developed in such
as way to integrate other Schemes of the Ministry in future. System users: i) Citizens
will be the main users this services as they are the beneficiaries of the ICDS schemes.
ii) Administration to address complaints and monitor redressal iii) Government will
get benefitted as it would act as a feedback of their service delivery mechanism at field
level. This would further help us to further refine the scheme and ensure proper
delivery of services to the beneficiaries Technology that can address this issue
partially: i) An application to take the grievence redressal mechanism nearer to the
ICDS beneficiaries with respect to the services received. ii) An IVR number to call
and file the complaint by simply pressing numbers. iii) This app should be loosely
coupled so that it can integrate with the ICDS-CAS in future. Any system in operation
to ingest data for various schemes. iv) The app should also support screen reader so
that all citizens can click on the voice button and listen to the complete audio on the
screen in an interactive manner. v) A dashboard to monitor the action taken over the
complaints. Desired Outcome: i) A mobile application and IVR system which will help
the citizens to file their grievances without revealing their identity. ii) A grievance
redressal mechanism which can be extended to schemes other than ICDS scheme of
the ministry in future. iii) The monitoring of dashboard by higher level officer directly
will ensure timely redressal of the grievances.
8. C2C crowd-sourcing platform for projects on womens empowerment:
While there are a large number of individuals and organizations working for the cause
of womens empowerment, many struggle to find support in terms of finance as well
as the right kind of human resources. On the other hand, there are also many
individuals and companies that are willing to provide their time and support to these
causes/projects. A platform which connects these two sets of people can encourage
many initiatives for gender equality, which would otherwise not be able to get off the
ground. An online platform may be developed to facilitate this interaction, while
maintaining a level of security for the users. The operations and maintenance of the
platform may be given to an in-house or outsourced team. General problem statement:
i) At present, private platforms such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Crowdera and
Freelancer help connect projects to financial and human resources ii) There is no
platform catering to both profit and non-profit ventures specifically for women
empowerment iii) There is also no platform which allows exchange of skills as well
finances in one place iv) A government-run C2C crowd-sourcing platform will fill this
gap and allow individuals and organizations looking for funding and other support to
connect with others who can provide this support to them. System users: i) The
individuals or organizations that are seeking support ii) The individuals or
organizations that want to offer support iii) Administrators to verify and monitor
transaction of funds and services Technology that can address this issue partially: i)
An online portal which allows registration of users through automated KYC
verification followed by a level of offline verification by a team. ii) The creative use
of technology should be explored to create the best possible protection against fraud,
fake identities, money laundering etc. iii) The portal should have the option of a
payment gateway so people may choose to pay directly iv) The system should create
profiles for different types of users while also allowing both public and private
interactions between them v) There should be a system of public reviews and ratings
for all types of users Desired Outcome: i) An online portal where users can post about
their projects and requirements, which can be met by users offering their services and
support ii) A system of automatic verification to help avoid fraud iii) An online
payment gateway to allow direct transfer of funds between users iv) A method for
administrators to block profiles of users in case of fraud or inappropriate content v)
The platform will be focused on projects for the cause of womens empowerment
including but not restricted to advocacy campaigns, research projects, technological
solutions, art, films, social enterprises, NGO projects etc.
9. App for training of Elected Women Representatives in Panchayat Raj
Institutions:
In order to empower women representatives elected at panchayat levels across the
country, MWCD has initiated a massive training program across the country. The
objective is to build their capacities around the issues related to village level
management, basic knowledge of government schemes, social issues and their
resolution, management of panchayat finances, village infrastructure etc. A training
module has been developed for this, which is to be converted to an App version for
interesting and interactive usage by Elected Women Representatives and trainers.
General problem statement: i) At present Elected Women Representatives (EWR)
dont have the sources to know about the schemes of the government ii) Women face
a lot of social pressure or patriarchal pressure from the society and have no means to
gather information iii) Government conducts training workshop for EWRs but are
unable to train the women due to various issues listed above iv) The training workshops
are far away from the villages and women have no means of travelling to the
destination v) Its hard to find proficient trainers that can conduct training in remote
towns or village vi) The lack of automation to provide support and train EWRs can
become a huge obstacle developing the status of women in society vii) The need is to
empower these EWRs with an interactive app to help them get the information within
seconds at the Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRI) viii) The basic premise of this exercise
is the idea that informed and well trained EWRs and leaders will be equipped to
handle their roles and responsibilities independently and will be in a better position to
participate effectively in panchayat affairs The users of this system are mainly one: i)
Women are the main users of this app, they need this app to help them get information
about government schemes, social issues and their resolution, management of
panchayat finances, village infrastructure etc. ii) Government administration that want
to disseminate knowledge to these EWRs, so that they can be equipped to handle their
roles and responsibilities independently and will be in a better position to participate
effectively in panchayat affairs. Technology that can address this issue partially. i) A
Web Responsive app to educate women of the various schemes of the government,
major social issues & their resolution, provide information on management of
panchayat finances, village infrastructure etc. ii) Sample data would be provided so
that relevant information can be categorized and utilized to create the app. iii) This app
should be loosely coupled so that it can integrate with any system in operation to ingest
data for various schemes iv) The app should also support screen reader so that all
EWRs can click on the voice button and listen to the complete audio on the screen in
an interactive manner Desired Outcome: i) A app which will help the EWRs get the
required information in the least amount of time ii) The app will help all the EWRs
run their panchayats in an effective manner and take help from the latest schemes of
the government to further improve the state of their village
10.App with Government Services for women:
11.MWCD is in the process of launching a web portal with extensive information on
schemes for women implemented by various Ministries, Departments, States & UTs.
This also has information on areas concerning women such as health check ups,
nutrition tips, hygiene methods, how to apply for basic documentation, bank
transactions, investments, interview tips etc. A corresponding app may be developed
to provide the same information in an interactive manner on a smart phone. General
problem statement: i) At present all the services for women in the areas of employment,
health, education, violence, legal support, social security, housing & infrastructure etc.
are provided on the web site & are only accessible to people with internet. ii) The
citizens do not have the facility to call in and check about the different schemes of the
government for women. iii) Government tries to provide all the information on their
websites, but due to lack of awareness the information does not get disseminated. iv)
The actual need of the hour is to use as many avenues possible to spread knowledge
about schemes and increase demand and usage of schemes. System users: i) Citizens
are the main users of this app, as they need maximum information about different
schemes and initiatives for women by the government ii) The administration wants to
provide maximum modes of transmission of the information Technology that can
address this issue partially. i) An application to educate citizens (mainly women) of
the various schemes of the government, for the empowerment and welfare of women
ii) Sample data would be provided so that relevant information can be categorized and
utilized to create the app. iii) This app should be loosely coupled so that it can integrate
with any system in operation to ingest data for various schemes iv) The app should
also support screen reader so that all citizens can click on the voice button and listen
to the complete audio on the screen in an interactive manner Desired Outcome: i) A
app which will help the citizens get the required information in the least amount of
time and information at their finger tips ii) This app will help the citizens get the
maximum information

12.Case Management Software for Women Helpline:


181 Women Helpline is currently functional in 23 States/UTs. This will be scaled up
to cover all States/UTs in the near future to make it a universal number for women.
181 provides 24 hours emergency response to women in distress through referral
(linking with appropriate authority such as police, one stop centre, hospital etc.) as
well as information about women related government schemes. 181 numbers across
the country receive a large number of calls a day. User friendly case management
software is required for staff to maintain details of all incoming cases. Such software
will further help in easier reporting through auto-populated tables. It should lend itself
to integration with OSC and other software at a later date. General problem statement:
i) At present the complaints or requests reported by women are manually entered by
WHL staff and no software is there to log and track the complaint ii) Cases are thus
tedious to track at the WHL level iii) Hard copy of case details have to be sent outside
the WHL when a case is referred to a lawyer, doctor, One Stop Centre etc. iv) As the
Nirbhaya dashboard for central level monitoring is implemented, each WHL will have
to manually input total numbers of registered, resolved and pending cases v) This also
leads to lack of transparency within the system which reduces the accountability of the
administration vi) 23 states has set up helplines, with all to be covered soon. System
users: i) The women that register for help. They can be given a case ID no. ii) The
WHL staff who register the complaint/query. A summary of the case should be
downloadable for easy forwarding outside the OSC via email. iii) At a later stage, if a
State or National level monitoring system is implemented, this software should be able
to integrate with it Technology that can address this issue partially. i) An online portal
or an app for case management or process management to track the status of complaints
of women. ii) The data sets should be generated to make them look real iii) This system
should be loosely coupled so that it can integrate with any system in operation iv) This
system should also support dashboarding and analytics to generate reports or tables
instantly v) This system should be able to send in alerts (SMS/ Emails) whenever a
case is logged to the required official or referral Desired Outcome: i) A transparent
system that will track the complaint status of women with case specific details that can
be viewed by OSC staff through log in. ii) This system will help track all the
complaints of women and would make it affective tool to provide help to affected
women. iii) This system will help in improving transparency, increase accountability,
help in providing right care in time. iv) This system will also serve with analytics for
the state or the country once integrated and can populate various reports & dashboards
at National/ State/ UT level.
13.Case Management Software for one stop center (OSC):
There are currently 141 One Stop Centres (OSCs) across 30 States/UTs providing
access to an integrated range of services including police, medical, legal and
psychological support to women affected by violence. Additional OSCs are envisaged
to be set up in the upcoming phases. A large number of women are using the services
of the OSCs. User friendly case management software would help OSC staff keep
better track of cases and aid in monitoring through auto-populated tables. Total figures
of cases registered, resolved and pending should automatically reflect on the Nirbhaya
dashboard (in the process of development). The software should be able to integrate
with Women Helpline and other software at a later date. General problem statement:
i) At present the complaints reported by women are mostly entered manual at the OSC
level ii) Cases are thus tedious to track at the OSC level iii) Hard copy of case details
have to be sent outside the OSC when a case is referred to a lawyer, doctor etc. iv) As
the Nirbhaya dashboard for central level monitoring is implemented, each OSC will
have to manually input total numbers of registered, resolved and pending cases v) This
also leads to lack of transparency within the system which reduces the accountability
of the administration System users: i) The women that register for help. They can be
given a case ID no. ii) The OSC administrator who register the complaint. A summary
of the case should be downloadable for easy forwarding outside the OSC via email.
iii) At a later stage, if a State or National level monitoring system is implemented, this
software should be able to integrate with it Technology that can address this issue
partially: i) An online portal or an app for case management or process management
to track the status of complaints of women. ii) The data sets should be generated to
make them look real iii) This system should have APIs built into them to consume
data from other sources iv) This system should also support dashboarding and analytics
to generate reports or tables instantly Desired Outcome: i) A transparent system that
will track the complaint status of women with case specific details that can be viewed
by OSC staff through log in. ii) This system will help track all the complaints of women
and would make it affective tool to provide help to affected women. iii) This system
will help in improving transparency, increase accountability, help in providing right
care in time. iv) This system will also serve with analytics for the state or the country
once integrated and can populate various reports & dashboards at National/ State/ UT
level.
14.Small videos by highly qualified doctors, prepared or dubbed in local tribal
languages, could be part of an App with proper animations required for trials for
the awareness of common diseases to life:
8. Availability of health care providers in tribal areas is a big challenge and the tribals
have to rely on local quacks or traditional healers for anything ranging from common
diseases to life threatening diseases. Small videos by highly qualified doctors, prepared
or dubbed in local tribal languages, could be part of an App with proper animations
etc.
15.Solution to combine data related to STs from multiple sources and present it in
an easy-to-use format:
7. Statistical analysis of ST data is highly needed and is a pre-requisite for any policy
decision and plan formulation for the welfare of STs. Data on STs are available in
multiple sources like Census, MIS of various schemes of line Ministries, and statistical
reports etc. An integrated web-based application could be developed to combine data
related to STs from multiple sources and present it in an easy-to-use format.
16.An App required to provide relevant information to STs about available laws
protecting them from atrocities and subjugation:
6. Knowledge about available laws protecting ST from atrocities is very low App
could be developed to provide relevant information to STs so that they can take help
from the available laws protecting them from atrocities and subjugation. This App
would also help in simplifying or decoding legal language of the Scheduled Caste and
Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 through a user-friendly
interactive interface. Other relevant laws could also be added.
17.Solution required to help especially ST parents locate the tribal schools, hostels
(availability, vacant seats), information about the admission procedure, eligibility
etc. based on their choice of lo:
5. MoTA promotes tribal education through multiple interventions viz. Ekalavya
Model Residential Schools (EMRSs), ashram schools and hostels for boys and girls
across India. There are many ST parents who have little idea about the location of these
school and hostels, number of seats available, eligibility criteria etc. and hence not
clear about where to get their children enrolled. An app could be developed to help
such parents locate the tribal schools, hostels (availability, vacant seats), information
about the admission procedure, eligibility etc. based on their choice of location.
18.Helping youth make informed decisions on career choices in the vocational sector:
With 1 million youth entering the job market every month, vocational pathways as an
alternative to academic stream is imperative. While several thousand skill canters have
opening across the county. Informed decision making on which trade a candidate
undertakes training is lacking. This is because there is information asymmetry. If youth
had access to relevant information (online) they can make an informed decision on
choice of trade and opt for appropriate training. Information such as 1) Options
available (sectors and job roles) 2) Access where such training is available 3) Cost
free or paid 4) Academic requirements 5) Job prospects 6) Estimated wages 7) Career
progression etch would greatly assist in making appropriate choices. There could also
be provision of psychometric tests which could provide suggestions on trades which
would be most suitable. This would be empowering for candidates and potentially
improve outcome metrics as also reduce dropout rates which are currently high.
19.Migration Trends:
By using publicly available data through IMO and MEA, we can see the migration
trends and forecast our requirements based on the same. This would include
international and national migration trends (Natural Calamity or any Disaster). If some
indicators are included like preferred location to migrate, reasons to migrate, stands of
living- before migrating and post migration, etc. We can get granular information
regarding the trend. This will be very useful for IISC, in planning future programs.
20.BIOG DATA Problem Statement:
Mapping of Typical Zones (List below) in India through publically available data and
directly linking them to our skill development courses. Example 7.1 Through publicly
available data, we can map the crime rate/unemployment rate and the type of crime
rate in different regions of India. Lets say a district in UP Saharanpur has the highest
rate of crime in Uttar Pradesh, we should focus more over there through our skill
development initiatives Or Chandigarh Reports highest number of ATM theft cases,
our security sector skill council can upskill security guards or train more of them
particularly for Chandigarh. 7.2 Mapping MNREGA scheme and look alike schemes
& linking it through PMKVY or different initiatives. 7.3 SMART/Skilled Region
(either a district or a panchayat): if we can get information regarding the skill capacity
of the person in that region (district/panchayat), we can categorize that region into a
SMART/Skilled region. (its mapping a region with skills of persons).
21.Solution required to promote tourism in Tribal areas by tribal people:
Minuscule use of eco-tourism potential of tribals and in tribal areas An app may be
developed to promote tourism in Tribal areas by tribal people. Any tribal can use this
to promote their locality, business venture in tribal areas/ village. Local homestays,
tribal tours, cultural performances could be promoted. Unexplored Bastar
(www.unexploredbastar.com), Slum Gods of Dharavi (www.slumgods.in), etc. are
some examples.
22.An App required to identify the benefits from the schemes of the MoTA:
ST community in general and students in particular are less aware about the benefits
that they can avail from existing schemes/ programmes of MoTA. An app may be
developed to guide the user regarding their entitlements based on their profile. For e.g.
A student can use by providing basic details like their category (ST), gender, age,
district, State, parental income through which he/she may be able to identify the
benefits from the schemes of the MoTA (scholarships, hostels, fellowships etc.) for
which he/she is entitled to. Farmers can use the app for increasing their farm
productivity by availing benefits from various ongoing schemes of MoTA in a click.
Based on their profile information (land size, its nature, location etc.) a list of
entitlement from various schemes of MoTA could be made accessible through the
mobile app. These could be linked to Digital Locker also.

23.Solution required to increase awareness about other schemes among FRA (Forest
Rights Act) title holders:

3. Low awareness about other schemes among FRA title holders- The right holders
under FRA are also entitled to benefits under various other schemes and programmes
of the Government. However owing to low awareness many right holders have not
been able to avail these benefits. An app could be developed to quickly identify and
inform the FRA right holders about all such schemes/programmes whose benefits they
are entitled to.
24.From a potential employers view:
Creating a platform which can crawl information over the internet through websites
where Tenders and Proposals are being listed out in India. Through AlI, the system
can track the force requirement in each proposal and can submit an entry on the
website. Additionally, we can take future requirements from the corporate for their
upcoming projects and allocate PMKVY numbers based on their commitment. The
system can record the future demand of the corporates and through the dashboard can
know the details where his workforce is getting trained.
25.Solution required to link the local artisans with the agencies of MoTA:
2. There is a disconnect between artisans having local/traditional skills and the
government institutions established to support them. A mobile app could be developed
to link the local artisans with the agencies of MoTA (TRIFED, NSTFDC and their
state counterparts) who have provisions to support them. Artisans can upload their
profile including the skill possessed, pictures and videos of their art etc. Based on these
profiles the agencies of MoTA could reach out to them with regard to skill up-gradation
training, branding, marketing support etc. The artisans could also post queries, request
for support in areas like training, marketing, branding etc. which could be addressed
by the agencies.
26.System to track Labor market trends:
To know skilling needs (distributed through geographies and sectors) through Big Data
analytics on a continuous ongoing basis. Integrating skill/competence based
indicators and outputs/outcomes based indicators with the available data base will
enable pooling of data from other sources, like Census/NSSO/Labour Bureau etc.
27.Development of Compliance Platform:
This e application will provide back office support to entrepreneurs for any and all
compliance requirements, capacity building. As of today Govt has taken several
initiatives in minimizing, simplifying, consolidating number of compliance
requirements and at the same time conducting capacity building workshops like for
GST rollout. Today for their compliance requirements entrepreneur has to access open
market for professional consultancy, back office support. Through this intervention
Govt will have e-platform accessible in both Online and Offline mode through existing
Govt infrastructure like CSC/DIC and will provide end to end compliance solutions at
a socially priced rate card.
28.Development of Convergence of International Central State Start Up
Platform:
Honble Prime Minister has taken a pioneering set up by having Joint Start Up
Platforms like India Portugal, Israel. This e-platform will provide under one micro
website all Start Up viz Central and State Govt, Partner Start Up Initiatives with
Countries abroad and International Start Up ecosystem so that entrepreneurs can
replicate start up success stores by customizing the products/ services to India specific
environment. This will provide huge impetus to employment as under Start Up Policy
unveiled on 16.01.2015, entrepreneurs will be able to bring innovative products and
services adapted to Indian context and remediate various social sector, infrastructure
and other B2B, B2C businesses.
29.Development of Business Accelerator Platform:
Taking cue from the Start Up Portugal, there is a dedicated robust Business Accelerator
system. Through this e-application entrepreneurs can access Business Accelerator
services today spread across the country in a decoupled manner, resulting in lack of
access to business support services, co-working entrepreneurial ecosystem as business
accelerators are set up in a fragmented manner, lack of Information access to Products/
Funding, facilities available under a particular business accelerator. There will also be
provision for developing Certified Business Accelerator Professionals.
30.Development of Business Incubator Platform:
Taking cue from the Start Up Portugal, there is a dedicated robust Business Incubator
system. Through this e-application entrepreneurs can access Business Incubator
services today spread across the country in a decoupled manner, resulting in lack of
access to business support services, co-working entrepreneurial ecosystem as business
incubators are set up in a fragmented manner, lack of Information access to Products/
Funding, facilities available under a particular business incubator. There will also be
provision for developing Certified Business Incubator Professionals.
31.Development of Logistics Platform:
One of the key issues faced by both existing and potential entrepreneurs is Access to
Single Window Centralized Logistics Solutions providing Economies viz Air, Road,
Water, Multimodal, and Space. Today a Micro Entrepreneur, Cluster, SHG, Social
Enterprise and even small and medium enterprises face a significant gap in How to
Sell Direct to end Customers viz B2C , B2B , Exports , Import of Machinery, Raw
Materials, Goods for Trading.
32.Development of E-Marketing Procurement Platform:
One of the Key Issues Challenges faced by both existing and potential entrepreneurs
and also one of the key disablers for entrepreneurship picking up as a self
employment career option is Uncertainty of Marketing of Products/Services.
Though there is lot of schemes from the Central Government for e.g. NSIC,
Procurement Policy but there either No Awareness or Filling Up Forms, Applying
under the said schemes is a big hurdle faced by the entrepreneurs and resultant inspite
of Policy been there, entrepreneurs are not able to Sell their Products / Services. This
leads to working capital issues, cash flows uncertainty vis a vis fixed income
employment. In view of aforestated issues in brief, there is requirement for an E-
Marketing Platform that can interlink with Central Public Sector Undertakings covered
under Procurement Policy, GEM, Relief Supplies made to National State Disaster
Relief Authority for rescue, relief and rehabilitation operations, interlink with United
Nation procurement, International Missions NGOs Charities like US Aid for
procurement of supplies / consumables from this e-marketing platform.
33.Development of Social Entrepreneurship Platform:
In view of various Initiatives taken by the Honble Prime Minister like Swatch Bharat,
Make In India, Promotion of Organic Farming, Common Service Centers, Companies
Act CSR Guidelines, CSIR Rural Technologies, Green Business, Solar Alliance,
National Innovation Foundation, Exemption for Section 8 Companies etc- there is a
surge in entrepreneurial interest in social start ups addressing development needs and
at the same time promoting employment generation, livelihood and social profits for
the entrepreneur. Presently there is None platform that caters exclusively to the
Social Sector. This Social Entrepreneurship Platform accessible in Online and Offline
mode , vernacular will list all CSIR , NIF Ideas, Opportunities Projects RFP
floated by Govt or Not for Profit or Private Sector. This platform will list all CSR
Opportunities available at State , Central, Regional and International level, E forms
for applying for CSR Funds that can be filled both Online and Offline mode, Rating
of CSR Funded Projects both Grantor and Grantee evaluation, Provision for Impact
Assessment both Qualitative and Monetary, Linking to Rewards and Recognition,
Awards in the Development sector domain. There will be listing of Social Sector
Policy Interventions, Budget Incentives.
34.Development of Online Mentor Platform:
For Starting Up, Scaling Up, Diversifying, Expanding any Existing and or Potential
Enterprise a robust Mentor platform is required. Mentors and Mentee can register on
this platform. Technology tools like Skype, Go To Meeting, Team viewer, Smart
Phone, Mentoring booths set up at Common Service Centers, DIC, Incubator,
Accelerator, PM Yuva Centers, e learning studio at NSIC ( aforesaid may require
signing of inter departmental Institutional ministerial MOU s provision of digital
filling up and signing of MOUs), Atal Innovation Mission Tinkering labs etc will be
leveraged For mentor registration there will be a provision of First Assessment viz
experience in entrepreneurship education, guidance, technical professional skills,
aptitude, time days, duration when available, mode of availability viz online or
offline mode or a blend of both. There will be a provision of Mentor tutorials, Non
disclosure agreement, and Ethics statement. There will be Mentor Evaluation
Grading and Recognition, Badge Star Rating viz benchmarks aligned to ILO SIYB
Trainers viz Increase in Revenues, Turnover, Productivity Gains, Start Up
Registration, Start Up Registration for 6 Months, Profits, Business Process efficiency,
Access to funds, Access to Resources viz Material, Machine, Equipment, Business
Premises, Factory, Co-working space. International best practices in development of
Mentor platform accessible in both Offline and Online mode adapted and customized
to local requirements.
35.Skill India App:
This will be a mammoth task to perform but if we are able to do it, we would be able
to work effectively .Integrating everything into one single app i.e. Skill India App. It
should include all the details like 1. Enroll yourself for PMKVY 2. Become an NSDC
training partner 3. Partner with Skill India 4. Contribute your CSR Funds to Skill India
Mission 5. Participate in World Skills Competition 6. Find a training Center Nearby 7.
Setup a call or attend our weekly webinar 8. Tenders or RFPs 9. Skill GAP Study 10.
Report issues regarding a training institute Etc. If we can integrate and create a product
which becomes our ONE STOP SOLUTION, it would be an effective way of
dissemination knowledge.
36.Tracking parking designated for PwDs in external environment:
Tracking parking designated for PwDs in external environment
37.Mobile appp/database on employment opportunities for PwDs in the country.
Mobile appp/database on employment opportunities for PwDs in the country.

38.Digital solution for effective learning of persons with specific learning disabilities:
Digital solution for effective learning of persons with specific learning disabilities
39.Separate banking software for persons with intellectual disabilities including
better access to avail ATM services.
Separate banking software for persons with intellectual disabilities including better
access to avail ATM services.
40.Picture exchange communication software for better understating of persons
with intellectual disabilities.
Picture exchange communication software for better understating of persons with
intellectual disabilities.

41.Development of customized keyboard for use of persons with intellectual


disabilities:
Development of customized keyboard for use of persons with intellectual disabilities
42.Mobile app for assessment of reading skill, arithmetic skills etc.
Mobile app for assessment of reading skill, arithmetic skills etc.
43.Online system for skill training and employment including management of
database of skilled PwDs:
Online system for skill training and employment including management of database
of skilled PwDs
44.Telemedicine system to work on Low Bandwidth:
1. Bandwidth and cost are major determinants for the success of any telemedicine
program. 2. Can a telemedicine system be developed which works on low bandwidth
and is less costly to provide Tele-consultation services in rural and remote areas of
India. Expected outcome: A web/mobile based Tele-consultation system which can
work on low bandwidth mobile internet connection for interacting with doctors to
provide online care for rural patients.
45.To develop a program for medicine dispensing machine which can use
barcode/QR Code technology to dispense the medicines:
A program for medicine dispensing machine which can use barcode/QR Code
technology to dispense the medicines
46.To build a program to report any adverse events:
There has been resurgence in use of Ayurvedic, Unani, Homoeopathy and Siddha
medicines throughout globe. With increase in consumption, reports of side effects are
also surfacing. With Pharmacovigilance programme in place, reporting of adverse
events of these drugs need to be ensured. However, the process of reporting is manual
and cumbersome. We require a mobile based app that makes the reporting of adverse
events easy and that could be submitted ahead for further analysis of the obtained data.
47.To build a Program where visitor can navigate through the various facilities
available in hospital:
The navigation software should enable patients to use their smartphone to find their
way inside the hospital. The software should give turn by turn indoor navigation with
position accuracy so that the patient can go the desired facility center.
48.To develop an instrument which could identify the taste:
Many of the therapeutic actions of Ayurvedic medicines are explained by the taste of
the medicine / herb. For example, Guduchi Indian Tinospora acts as anti-fever herb,
because of its bitter taste. So, taste in Ayurveda is not only meant for explain it as a
feature, but it is also a tool to explain pharmacology (how a medicine acts). Hence
there is a need a bio equipment which could access the taste of the Drug/Food.
49.To develop an conversion scale which would convert the scaled mentioned in
Ayurveda into modern day measures:
An conversion scale which would convert the scaled mentioned in Ayurveda into
modern day measures. Table of metric equivalents of weights and measures, linear
measures and measurement of time used in the Ayurvedic classics have been approved
by the Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia committee in consultation with Indian Standards
Institution.
50.To develop a non-invasive method for measuring blood glucose and Hb levels:
Currently, blood glucose and haemoglobin can only be monitored through the use of
invasive techniques. The risk of infection and measurement inaccuracy are present
with all of the invasive techniques. In addition, discomfort also caused by the invasive
method. A truly non-invasive glucose and haemoglobin-sensing device could avoid
complications of diabetes and anemia. Non-invasive monitoring of blood glucose
offers many advantages, which avoid pain and discomfort from frequent finger-
pricking.
51.Platform for Learning from Disasters:
1. These days the country is witnessing various forms of disasters on day to day basis.
2. To mitigate the impact of these disasters- health system also responds by providing
curative and preventive care. 3. Since the overall outcome of response to these disasters
by health system is not known, it becomes difficult to chalk out strategy to build
capacities to further improvement in responses. 4. If all disasters and their impact on
health and response of health system is available for analysis-it would help facilitate
better management of disasters. Expected Outcome: IT system which helps in
documentation of disasters (natural/man-made) occurring within Indian geographies
each of these should be plotted on the maps along with the scale of disaster, geographic
areas covered and impact. The system should also help in documentation of actions
taken by health system to manage these disasters with details covering nature of
response, time period of response for each major activity the outcome of these
responses total casualties and nature of injuries etc. For each of the disasters the system
should be able to identify areas of improvement.
52.Knowledge Enhancement Platform:
1. Several service providers in the field work in relatively isolated settings and dont
have ways to upgrade their skills. 2. Such providers include providers such as medical
officers or nurses, or paramedical staff such as laboratory technicians, pharmacists etc.
3. Can digital technology help to create a support group, a space also for learning and
sharing, and include interactive training material, with the ability for people to ask
questions (like a discussion forum). Expected Outcome: An app-based/web-based IT
platform which can enrol all service providers and provide them updated knowledge
on various areas- such as clinical knowledge (information about drugs, diseases, new
infections, treatment options etc) and administrative knowledge (program guidelines,
specific administrative procedures, information about new training materials, forms
formats etc). The system should also allow users to share individual clinical case
studies, discuss on specific conditions and share ideas.
53.SMART System to Guide Patients:
1. In large sized hospitals (eg: AIIMS, PGI etc.) when a patient arrives alone or usually
along with their care takers in the OPDs , Emergency departments, Pediatrics Centre
etc. 2. The patients are generally in emergency condition and often feel lost. The first
approach is therefore to the reception bay, from there the patients are directed to go to
billing counter, available consultant Doctor is then decided. 3. The whole process,
most of the time turns very stressful as it demands critical time of the patient.
Sometimes duty guards are not available and available guards are not able to leave
their duty areas to guide the patients to their destination in the hospitals. Desired
Outcome: A GPRS guided Mobile Tablet fitted permanently on SMART Wheel
Chairs and in Stretcher bed is a very practical solution to resolve this issue. A pre-
loaded software application i.e. the internal maps (similar to google maps) of the
hospital need to be developed and installed on such tablets. The Hospital needs to be
WiFi enabled and sensors can be attached to the rooms or along the corridors. Now
from the start point where the Chairs and stretchers are issued, the starting point and
destination point can be filled by trained duty guards. When the care taker of the patient
moves with the SMART Wheel Chair or Stretcher, a real-time guided map and a voice
(in local / regional or English language) tells the direction till the final destination is
arrived. The SMART Wheel Chairs and Stretcher beds can be collected by hospital
staff later. This system has a potential to save lot of time and dependencies for the
patient.
54.Capture moister, temperature, fire and earth quake related information using
sensors and send alerts using IoT technology :
Explaining the general problem statement in simple terms: 1. Central Warehousing
Corporation (CWC) is into scientific storage and handling services for more than 400
commodities include Agricultural produce, Industrial raw-materials, finished goods
and variety of hygroscopic and perishable items. 2. Storage loss of food grains and
perishables goods are being controlled through quality control practices including
periodic chemical treatment , recording of moisture and other parameters, proper
documentation , regular inspection , age analysis , sanitation , physical condition of
warehouse. 3. Further storage loss due to atmospheric moisture beyond threshold
results in infestation etc and hence damages the food grains/perishables. Expected
deliverables: 1. Low cost IT solution preferably around Internet of the things (IoT)
sensor and IoT data integration to existing application software. The sensor is expected
to auto capture the atmospheric moisture and temperature inside the warehouse. 2.
Based on moisture and temperature data so captured, the software should do
appropriate data analytics and send timely alert to concern officials of CWC for
mitigation and remedial actions arising due to moisture and temperature inside the
warehouse. 3. Additionally, IoT sensor can also capture fire, earthquake etc and can
alert the respective nearest authority like Fire Station, Hospital, and Police besides
alerting CWC officials for mitigation. Sample data: Data to either simulated
participants or can visit warehouses for sampling. Some of the quality controls
practices documents are available at its website, www.cewacor.nic.in under
Documents/Circulars-Guidelines/Technical tab.
55.Rationalising Monitoring Visits in the States:
1. There are large number of visits being conducted by MoHFW staff to districts for
review of the programs and field activities. 2. It would be great if an IT platform helps
in analysis of these visits in specific geographies and the areas of action identified for
follow-up. 3. This will help in optimum utilization of field visits and also reaching to
the districts which are left out from the visits. Desired Outcome: An IT system where
every visit by MoHFW staff is documented program-wise and district/state-wise and
action items identified for follow-up are also noted. The system should help
administrators to identify the districts which were covered/left out and should through
follow-up issues that need to be covered in subsequent visit to these districts.
56.After Death Care:
1. Mortuary Vans are largely not available across states and it becomes extremely
disappointing if the vans are not available to take dead bodies from hospitals to their
respective homes. 2. Though there are vans which are available in private space
however there is no single point of contact through which services of these vans could
be requested when in need. 3. It is expected that technology can bring all that data in
once place and help users and health system to request these services whenever a death
is reported in the hospital. The service could be accessed by various means such as
miss call, mobile app, sms or call to a central number.
57.Mental Health Services for the Community:
1. Mental Health issues carry stigma with them. Most families where a person is
suffering from mental illness do not open up about suffering till it is very late. 2. Poor
health seeking behaviour along with lack of knowledge about availability of services
prevents them from seeking timely care. 3. If the technology platform can provide
details when to seek metal health support and where mental health services are
available it would be easy for family to visit providers to seek care. Desired Outcome:
IT system providing basic tools to assess the need for visiting mental health service
provider and listing of the availability of mental health services in the nearby locality
to seek care is required.
58.Improving appointment scheduling in the Hospitals:
1. Presently ministry of health and family welfare has started using online appointment
system for helping patient get appointments in large tertiary care hospitals like AIIMS.
2. The appointment could be taken for any date and for any provider of choice.
However currently there is no mechanism to inform patient if the same provider is not
available in the hospital on the scheduled date. 3. The process of rescheduling
appointment with any other provider is also not available and for follow-ups the
appointment scheduling system does not generate any reminders to the patients and if
patient discovers late about the follow-up visit he has to do the entire process of
appointment scheduling again to get the appointments done. 4. Digital technology can
help to address this issue by identifying mechanism to link the current appointment
system with the duty roster of the doctors and also create mechanism for re-
appointment of the patients with other providers in case provider of choice is not
available. The solution should also include sending follow-up reminders to the patients
and helping them to schedule follow-up visits with the doctors without registering for
the appointment once again. Desired Outcome: i) This helps in building more trust
among patients about the hospital and would also encourage patients to get timely
follow-up visits done to improve their health status. ii) Any technology such as web,
App or some SMS based system could be used to fulfill this need.
59.Finding similar brand drugs in other parts of the country:
1. At present, most of the doctors during their practice write brand drugs, which are
available in only in specific medical stores and these medicines cant be purchased
from any other place because they are not sold uniformly across all places. 2. When a
patient suffering from chronic condition travels from one place to another and forgets
to carry his/her medicine, it becomes difficult to get same medicine in other place. 3.
The lack of information about similar combination brand drug availability locally
affects the adherence to the treatment for these patients. 4. Technology can help to
address this issue partially by helping to identify a similar brand medicine
combinations sold in various geographies- meaning one brand medicine sold in a
district/state and its equivalent brand medicine in other district/states. In case the
similar combination brand drug is not available in desired district- it should also help
to identify the nearby places from where this medicine can be purchased by the patient.
5. In addition to help identify supplied medicine is not a counterfeit. Desired Outcome:
i) A transparent system of identifying brand drugs and details of their sales in
geographies (state/districts). Along with the mapping of similar combination brand
drugs with each other which can be used to query presence of a brand medicine in a
jurisdiction in case other one is not available. ii) This could be made available in both
web and App format. This can potentially help patients adhere with the treatment in
case they fail to carry their medicines.
60.Integration with Moisture meter:
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.
61.Working on offline-online application and sync the data:
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.
62.Drinking water transportation by tankers are SOS arrangements. Their real
time, GIS based tracking right from filling to decanting would prevent the
misuse:
Camera and GPS features of Tanker drivers smart phone can be used with the help of
mobile app to track tankers movements and decanting. This will save cost of GPS
trackers, batteries. The contractor keep on hiring different tankers as need
arises.Problem of changing GPS devices will be eliminated. Some techniques(may be
radio-frequency identification-RFID) is further required to connect tanker drivers
smart phone and the tanker attached with tractor.
63.Hand Pumps located in the remotest arears, are on the reliable source of potable
water.
Their real time working conditions update are crucial.Theirs handle movements
patterns w.r.t time could tell its working condition. their timely upkeep will provide
potable water to a major section of Rajasthan. GSM base HP handle movement data
sharing is the key. power availability is the challenge.Solar- based power has security
issues in the remote area.
64.Connected Officers Directory & Calendar
Department is an umbrella organisation under which directorates, corporations,
commissionerate and other a. Department finds it difficult to keep track on meetings
attended by its officials, meeting updates, key decisions taken and actionable for
department. b. The application shall include corporate directory having name,
designation, Official email ID, phone numbers and Mobile number c. The Department,
allied office hierarchy shall be configurable.
SMART INDIA HACKATHON-2018
EDUCATION AND SKILLS
DETAILS
1. Dashboard for all AICTE Initiatives & Schemes:
AICTE has come out with many initiatives and also running number of schemes for
its stake holders. In order to display the status of all Initiatives and Schemes on single
window a Dashboard is required.
2. Smart editor: A tool for fetching and editing information from scanned document
mainly image type:
A tool for fetching and editing information from scanned document mainly image type
3. Mobile App for Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY):
Under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, the Honble Members of Parliament are adopting
villages for their overall development. The mobile app should be able display
notifications, details of villages adopted, details of Honble M.Ps, details of the
institutions associated with the adopted villages, details of Program conducted &
developmental activities initiated under SAGY.
4. Zila Vikas Manch (ZIVIMA) District Development Portal:
A portal needs to be developed to facilitate district collector to upload the district
specific problems, projects etc. The portal should be accessible to all the institutes so
that the students can select the problems as their project work and submit solution in
the form of report. The portal should have a provision for online interaction between
district Authorities (respective department officials) and the concerned student
group/Institute.
5. Dashboard for all MHRD Initiatives & schemes:
MHRD has come out with many initiatives and also running number of schemes for
different type of stake holders. In order to display the status of all Initiatives and
Schemes on single window a Dashboard is required.
6. Prediction of Admission & Jobs in Engineering & Technology with respect to
demographic locations:
Application Software to estimate/forecast employment potential of Graduates/Post
Graduates in different branches/courses (for short term and long term basis) by
correlating data from various sources.
7. Development of digital solution to present opportunities for foreign students in
high quality education:
Higher Education in India offers a huge opportunity for foreign students by providing
affordable and high quality education. Can we develop innovative ideas to reach out
to the serious students in other countries and provide easy access to them to take
entrance exams for admissions
8. Matching the specialist knowledge with requirements:
Today every work is getting more and more specialized and there are specialists who
can do the job much more efficiently and fast. For example today I have a requirement
of translating (subtitle) 100 hours of educational videos into four languages, within
two weeks. This is a work that can be done in our country without much difficulty. But
I do not know who are people who can do that. In todays fast world where things are
to be done yesterday, the number of such requirements across the country would be
immense. Here again the issue is of matching of the work requirement with the people
who can do the work. In many cases working from remote would be possible. As
Government would be one of the major work generator the system should be usable
by the Government.
9. Development of Mind Education System:
Mind Education System: Increasingly, a number of countries including developed
countries are giving a lot of importance to the Mind Education in the Education system
of the country. With the increase in the suicide rates, attacks for minor issues,
intolerance, the issue of Mind Education system becomes very important. How to
incorporate a Good Mind Education in our Education system is a big challenge.
Education should while making a person more knowledgeable also should make
him/her a better human being. How to do that?
10.Development of mental health of the students for betterment:
The mental health of the students has become a matter of a very important priority
especially in professional colleges. Can we think of ways to identify if any student has
mental difficulties, and sending online alerts to the psychiatrists empanelled by the
institution?
11.Crowd Sourcing model for preparing large question banks:
Setting question papers for the exams is a complicated task. If there is no group work,
there could be mistakes, and if there is group work, there would be no secrecy. Can
you think of a Crowd Sourcing model where questions are set by large number of
anonymous stakeholders thereby creating a large question bank? These questions can
be vetted by experts before freezing the same in the question bank. The actual question
paper can be set through an automated system?
12.Artificial intelligence used system to identify the level of understanding and
provide learning as per the requirements of the student:
In order to have the learning suited to the requirements of each student and his
standards, how can artificial intelligence be used in order to identify the level of the
student and provide learning as per the requirements of the student?
13.Academic scheduling in a college with multiple courses, multiple disciplines based
on the staffs availability:
Academic scheduling in a college with multiple courses, multiple disciplines:
Innovative programming to facilitate scheduling of academic classes based on
availability of teachers, requirements per subject, per class, so that there are no vacant
classes and over-burdened teachers.
14.Smart Drip Irrigation System:
Drip irrigation, also known as trickle irrigation or micro irrigation or localized
irrigation, is an irrigation method that allows water to drip slowly to the roots of plants,
through a network of valves, pipes or emitter. Drip Irrigation prevents soil erosion,
saves water and can also supply fertilizers to crops. The most significant advantage of
this technique is that it allows water conservation as water is supplied in a targeted
manner near the root zone of plants in a drip by drip fashion. Objective To Design of
a reliable, robust and intelligent drip irrigation controller device for regions devoid of
reliable weather prediction and water supply. This device is intended to help farmers
make more efficient use of precious water while avoiding dehydration of crops.
Expected Outcomes 1. The designed device should be able to determine: Root structure
and watering needs of the crop Soil type and moisture level of the soil Water level in
a water tank Temperature, humidity, insolation and barometric pressure of the
environment, etc. 2. Based on observed environmental factors such as expectation of
rain, dampness of the soil, water in reserves etc., schedule a drip irrigation strategy for
a certain length of time in future which supervises: When to irrigate or not irrigate a
field The drip rates during the intervals when irrigation is enabled Fertilizer supply
rates during irrigation, etc. 3. Clearly identify the different tasks and their
interdependencies and design an end-to-end functional model. 4. Determine the
different hardware components to be used (such as micro-controllers, sensors, relays,
modems, LCDs etc.) clearly justifying their need. Finally, obtain an end-to-end
architectural model of the system. 5. Clearly describe how the intended function model
designed in step 3 should be realized through the architectural model designed in step
4.
15.Intelligent low cost Insulin Pump:
Diabetes is a major public health problem that is approaching epidemic proportions
globally and especially in India. According to the International Diabetes Federation,
there are now an estimated 65 million adults with diabetes in India. That number is
projected to increase to 109 million by 2035. There are basically three types of
Diabetics namely, Type-1, Type-2 and Gestational. While Type-2 diabetics can be
generally treated with drugs, for the other two cases, insulin is mandatory. The most
challenging is the treatment of Type-1 diabetes, primarily because of the age of the
target population being children. To elaborate, as insulin is to be injected
subcutaneously multiple times in a day (i.e., Bolus before meals and Basal for the
entire background of day-night) by self, children generally skip the injections.
Gestational Diabetics affect pregnant women, but as the dose of insulin generally is
high multiple injections per day makes the process painful. Insulin Pumps also known
as Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion (CSII) therapy has come as a boon for
type1 and gestational diabetic patients. The pump is a small battery operated device
worn outside the body. It continuously delivers insulin through a very thin tube
inserted under the skin. The tube needs to be replaced once in 3-4 days thereby greatly
reducing the number of injections. The pump uses fast acting insulin to give a basal
(background) rate which is pre-programmed and delivered in small pulses every hour.
In addition, a bolus dose of insulin is delivered by pressing buttons on the pump to
cover carbohydrate in the food eaten or give a correction if the blood glucose is high.
However, the main challenge associated with a pump is the full manual intervention
to program the pump based on the patient requirement. While the basal rate can be
more or less fixed, however the bolus requirements are quite dynamic and depend on
the carbohydrate intake. Thus, effective use of the pump requires extensive knowledge
which mainly involves medical professionals. However, the Bolus doses are difficult
to be pre-programmed because of the difference in time of meals and amount of
carbohydrate intake. Also, insulin doses depend on several other factors which are not
taken into account namely, exercise, illness, stress etc. In this hardware Hackathon
project, we aim at the design and development of robust, usable and cost-effective
insulin pumps with the following salient features: 1. Periodic integrated blood
sampling (minimal invasiveness) and testing mechanism carried out by wearable
digital micro-fluidic biochips. 2. Automated acquisition of the obtained test reports
from biochips, removal of noise and detection of invariants (normal and abnormal
events) 3. An efficient feedback based stochastic insulin injection scheduling and
pump control mechanism that will not only generate a schedule for the injections but
also optimize the insulin dose such that the bodys insulin level is always maintained
within a desired comfort band. The algorithms need to be low overhead to take
decisions at short time granularities in response to almost instantaneous insulin level
changes and disturbances. At the same time they must perform computationally
intensive stochastic information processing to account for variations like food intake,
exercise, illness, stress etc. while still being reasonably accurate.
16.Designing a voice based surveillance system for detecting Phishing attacks that
fraudulently obtains the bank account details of unsuspecting customers through
phone calls:
In recent years, many bank customers have been victims of the Phishing scams,
wherein the attacker posing as a bank official convinces the unsuspecting customers to
divulge their bank account credentials like, ATM password, online banking user ID /
password details, OTP passwords etc. The aim of this Hackathon project is to develop
a voice based system for detecting such attacks. The system is to be an add-on to the
existing hardware of a smart-phones that keeps track of certain voice keywords like,
PIN code, ATM card, Netbanking, UserID, lucky draw winner etc., in the conversation
occurring between the potential attacker and the victim. When these keywords are
detected, the system switches to the surveillance mode and starts tracking various
details about the potential attacker like, the origin/location of the attackers call, phone
no., service provider details etc., and stores them in a temporary memory. If there are
any transactions in the customers bank account within a predefined threshold time
(user configurable to the hardware) after the conversation has ended, then the system
sends an alert message to both the customer and bank about the transactions. The alert
message comprises various details regarding the bank transaction like, IP address of
the machine from where the transaction was carried out, transaction ID, time stamp of
transaction, phone numbers details (service provider names, phone user names and
geographic location) of both the user and the potential attacker.
17.Games on Road Safety:
To create awareness and make the user more aware about the various rules of Roads
& Safety. This initiative will help making first time driver license applicants more
responsive towards driving. The Game Application can be made one of the qualifying
parameter for Learners License.
18.Student mobile app:
Mobile application app at Directorate of Higher Education level, which will not only
provide information/data regarding the particular college in which admission is taken
but also all the State/Centrally sponsored schemes and events. Problem statement:
Create a mobile application that will server various needs as follows a. Track
attendance (by students, teachers and parents) b. Provide important information and
updates to students e.g. circulars, results, exam dates, timings etc c. Library book return
reminder etc When a student takes admission into any college, he/she gets a roll
number/ id number. When student download this app and adds his/her roll number,
he/she should get all updates for his/her college as they are circulated. This application
can become a one stop shop for all the information need. A parents version of this
application can enable parents to track academic performance and attendance of their
children. It will also enable parents to discuss childs academic performance with
his/her teachers through app. Colleges can even share the results, marksheets,
necessary certificates such as domicile certificates etc through this app which currently
takes lot of bandwidth from college administration to complete these tasks physically.
Questions: 1. Is there any central database that can provide information about which
student belongs to which college? Is Aadhaar ID mandatory now for college
admission? Can it be used to link student records? Answer : Central data based
information is available in the office of the Director, Higher Education, Chandigarh
Administration, Chandigarh as admission in higher education institutions for the
session 2017-18 were made on-line through central portal. Every student is asked to
provide his/her Aadhaar number during the admission process. It can be used to link
students records. 2. Can we get a hierarchy of state -> university -> affiliated colleges
-> Enrolled students Aademic performance attendance etc from somewhere? Or
this needs to be created? Answer : As on date no such hierarchy is in place it has to be
created
19.Predictive Student Analysis:
This might include an in-depth look at the psychometric and performance analyses of
the students through onlinesystem that analyses the students data to identify students
on the verge of dropping out of college and allowing college to take corrective
measures to ensure students remain in college. All the students and teachers teaching
the students would be required to fill online questionnaires at regular intervals (after
every three months/twice in a semester) The analysis would also incorporate Teachers
Feedback regarding individual student for complete profiling and based on the
class/academic performance would predicts what grade students will receive. The
analysis would also match students with courses and specialisations they are most
likely to do well in Post- Graduation. The predictive analysis would certainly be
beneficial to scores of students who remain indecisive about their future course of
action. Problem statement : Students blindly choose the carreer options. As a result
many of these drop out mid term. Mostly in degree colleges. Very few students have
crystal clear goals. Even if drop out % is not high, but even after completing the degree
only a small % join their own field of education. Currently there is no process for this
assessment. Technology role: None.

SMART INDIA HACKATHON


TECHNOLOGY
1. Automatic Information Collection System (AICS)
It has been observed that critical piece of information desired by leadership is scattered
across various Groups /Divisions /Organisation of MeitY. Manual collection,
compilation and consolidation are time consuming exercise. As the above process is
manual and it requires huge amount of man hours for mechanical tasks such as
circulation, follow-ups & reminders, compilation, consolidation, submission for
approvals, and responding back to outside Ministry. These huge man hours could have
been utilised for better productivity. In view of above, it is felt that an automated
system for Information Collection may be designed to address the above challenge. i.
Coordination Division of Ministry looks after the task of collecting, consolidating, and
responding the critical piece of scattered information lies with various
Groups/Divisions/Organisation of MeitY solicited by other Ministries/State
Government. In order to ensure smooth flow and availability of information,
Coordination Division ensures synergy and coordination among various
Groups/Divisions/Organisations of MeitY. ii. The existing process is more of manual
process which requires a letter to be circulated to all concerned either through email or
through hardcopy seeking information available with them w.r.t. their functions. Based
on the responses received from various Divisions, Coordination Division consolidates
information, submit for approval and communicate back to external
Ministry/Department who sought information. iii. As the above process is manual and
it requires huge amount of man hours for mechanical tasks such as circulation, follow-
ups & reminders, compilation, consolidation, submission for approvals, and
responding back to outside Ministry. This huge man hours could have been utilised for
better productivity. iv. Details of AICS is given as under 3. Why AICS (forms)? i.
The need for speed In the recent cases it has been observed that critical piece of
information desired by leadership is scattered across various
Groups/Divisions/Organisation of MeitY. Manual collection, compilation and
consolidation are usually a time consuming exercise. ii. Increasing Productivity
Having a process in place will help in increasing productivity and with existing
manpower. iii. Reduced paper work Forms help in eliminating the emails and the
mess of files and provide secure storage, access, track, and share of information
quickly and easily within organisation. iv. Forms can exchange data within
organisation, which allows for merging the data with an existing record or using the
data to create a new record and automatically alert you to what needs to be captured
for all users. v. Forms can be traced. The current state of a form that is being processed
can be determined and accordingly reminders to expedite can be sent quickly. vi. By
utilizing forms, PUCs, scanned documents and electronic documents will
automatically route to the appropriate Groups for review and approval. This
accelerates processing, improves visibility and accountability and streamlines manual
and time consuming process. vii. Information pertaining to MeitY can be effectively
managed in forms repository within the system where it can be accessed securely at
various level of top leadership for strategic use. System Architecture 4. Forms 4.1
Admin (Coordination Division) Forms i. Dynamic forms may be created based on the
nature of information (could be a table, a text write-up, ppt etc) solicited from different
Groups/Divisions/Organisations ii. Admin (Coordination Division) should have
facility to design the form in the specific format in which information is sought.
Possibly in word, excel or in paragraphs with predetermined document structure. iii.
Admin should have facility to upload the letter/PUC (PUC Paper under
consideration) online. A text box to write the context of the information. iv. System
should be capable of generating unique form no and shooting emails to officers
concerned of MeitY upon submission of the form by Admin. Email ids can be pre-
loaded/modified/updated. v. Admin should have facility to accept/send back the inputs
received from various Groups/Divisions/Organisations 4.2 User (Groups/Divisions of
MeitY) Forms i. User should be able to log into forms based on the Form No. which
was sent to them through a notification email by Admin. ii. Users are allowed to fill
the information as per the prescribed format designed by Admin. iii. Users should also
be given option to upload (based on the design of form by Admin.) iv. User should be
given facility to send NIL information also with one click. v. Users should be able to
modify their inputs later on before the due date (as specified by Admin) vi. Users
should be submitting their forms to their respective Authroity, separate access controls
will be provided to GCs and HoDs of every Group and Divisions. vii. Authority (GCs)
to approve the forms and the same will be reflected to Admin (Coordination Division)
5. Workflow i. Admin to upload the form based on the nature and quantum of
information sought from users. ii. Upon receiving email alert from system, user will
need to fill the information in the form generated from Admin. iii. Upon completion
of form, user should submit the form to Admin. Further, Admin to accept/send back,
generate report and submit for further approval to approving authority. iv. The system
should send alerts at all levels including user, admin and approving authority,
eliminating the need for any reminders and follow-up with personal meetings. v. The
completed e-forms once approved are then stored in the form repository in the system
for retrieval when necessary. 6. Access Control 6.1 Admin i. Admin should be able to
create new forms based on the requirements. ii. Admin access may be designed for
Coordination Division who will have rights to upload, and download the consolidated
information from specific forms.

2. Computerized Application for Paper-less Examination Screening (CAPES)


system for recruitment
A large number of Job Seekers have to apply for various posts and appear for
examinations at specified locations on a particular date and time. ii. Job Seekers have
to spend considerable funds, time and efforts to reach the examination centers and
personally appear in examinations. iii. Many a times, job seekers are not in position to
travel due to various reasons like non-availability of railway tickets, examination
centers are far off or are not able to afford the expanses towards appearing in exam. iv.
Due to socio-political situations like Bandhs, Strikes, Road block or riots etcs, the job
seeker is unable to reach the examination centers Uses Of Proposed system are Many
Fold : i. Looking at various difficulties faced by Job Seekers and availability of Internet
connectivity a web based centrally controlled SW solution with a mobile app can
provide a better, cost effective and easy solution to both job seekers as well as
recruiting agencies. ii. Similarly, the recruiting departments have to spend lot of money
and efforts to process large number of applications, arrangement examination centers,
supervisors, invigilators and so-on to carry out the activity. By having web based
solution lot of time, efforts and money can be saved. Technology To Be Used: i. Open
Source Technology can be used to create a web portal wherein the job seekers can
apply for a particular Job and a application Id is assigned to the applicant with on-line
verification carried out using Aadhar number and registered mobile number. ii.
Various alerts and e-mails are sent to applicant by system based on activity performed.
iii. Smart Phone based mobile app be created where the applicant registers with
assigned id as well as Aadhar Number for the purpose of authentication. ICT Based
Solution: i. A strong MCQ ( Multiple- Choice Questions) data bank related to proposed
job is created on central data base by experts and answers are also stored in data base
tables in encrypted format. Each MCQ should be stored in matrix with defined time to
solve each question. ii. During the period of examination the mobile app should be
connected to central data base. iii. Android base app should be developed to enable job
seekers appear in examination from anywhere and any time (During the period lines
are open). iv. Number of users , no of web pages and transactions volumes can be
assessed and scaled based on type of job and expected number of applicants. v. A well-
defined, configurable application can help in fully ICT based solution and productize
the same.
3. Development of a vulnerability scanner
The vulnerability scanner should automatically parse through the APIs to identify
which ones may be exposing the system to danger. A vulnerability database is the list
of known vulnerabilities the scanner will use to spot potential problems the more
information the scanner has, the more accurate its performance. Once a team has a
report of the vulnerabilities, developers can use penetration testing as a means to see
where the weaknesses are, so the problem can be fixed and future mistakes can be
avoided. When employing frequent and consistent scanning, one will start to see
common threads between the vulnerabilities for a better understanding of the full
system.
4. For online Job Applications received by NIELIT, the credentials of Candidates
(if available on Digital Locker or any other repository) should be verified
instantly online.
While applying for different recruitments through online application softcopy
uploading of documents like educational qualification, D.O.B proof, category
certificate etc. of candidate is required. This result in unnecessary utilization of server
space as each application requires approx. 2MB storage space and thousands of
applications are received. If credentials are verified then & there at the time of
application receiving (uploading), it will be beneficial for all stakeholders. Integration
solution with generic interface is needed.
5. Accounting and Payment release process of ESDM Scheme being manual and
time consuming as steps involving multiple stakeholders and high number of
touch points
After successful completion of ESDM examination, training partner raises bills in
physical claim format along with hardcopy SC/ST/EWS certificate and also hardcopy
ESDM certificates. All these hardcopy documents are manually scrutinized and
verified by consultants and a file is prepared for payment which is highly time-taking
and cumbersome process. This payment file passes through different touch-points for
verification which ultimately delays payment process. Need process reengineering,
followed by automation of workflow.
6. Create an app that can run on a Windows/Linux based desktop to aid the disabled
persons to perform day to day tasks
After successful completion of ESDM examination, training partner raises bills in
physical claim format along with hardcopy SC/ST/EWS certificate and also hardcopy
ESDM certificates. All these hardcopy documents are manually scrutinized and
verified by consultants and a file is prepared for payment which is highly time-taking
and cumbersome process. This payment file passes through different touch-points for
verification which ultimately delays payment process. Need process reengineering,
followed by automation of workflow.
7. Software
Software
8. Smart set-top box
New smart set-top box is need of an hour where consumers can view cable/DTH
content, use box for WIFI and VOIP application. Set-top box provides an all-in-one
service that combines smart functions, a modem, and wi-fi in addition to broadcasting.
With this service, many of the wires connecting devices near a TV will no longer be
needed. Thanks to the improved voice recognition function of TV remote controls, the
voice recognition rate is more than 90 percent. On top of that, it is possible to watch
cable TV on two TV screens with only one set-top box. Device should also offer a
mirroring function, which makes it possible to watch content that is on your phone on
the TV instead. Design with prototype shall be used to for BECIL next generation DTH
product
9. Comprehensive / Intelligent Video Analytics solution required for live-streaming
as well as pre-recorded videos
Video analytics using the open source software can be used by different intelligence
agencies or monitoring bodies for video content and its analysis. A solution is required
with the following features Intelligent Video Analytics helps security and public
safety organizations develop comprehensive security, intelligence and investigative
capabilities using video. You can use advanced search, redaction and facial
recognition analytics to find relevant images and critical information across multiple
video files from multiple camera types. Selected live-streaming cameras plus pre-
recorded video ingestion from both fixed cameras and cameras in motion are
supported. Augment staff and improve camera investment ROI by extracting
information from captured video to uncover insights and patterns. Analyses video
content from repositories
10.Online access to classified archival storage using an App
Films Division established in 1948 has captured the milestone events in the history of
India on film. As part of a digitization scheme, the films clips are now available in
digital form as well. Films Division Archive is a repository of rare footage from the
past, mostly in black and white, that is highly useful for many documentary film
makers as well as TV and digital media news organizations. Presently, whosoever
requires Films Division Footage needs to physically visit the Archival Research Centre
and select the required footage. A solution is required to make the classified archival
storage accessible online or through a mobile app, accessible for anywhere in the
world. The footage for the viewership shall be optical watermarked. Required footage
without any watermark can also be sent to a buyer who agrees to remit the prescribed
fee.
11.An Android/iOS App is required to serve as a walkthrough guide for the National
Museum of Indian Cinema
Films Division, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting is setting up the National
Museum of Indian Cinema at its complex in Mumbai. The Museum, now, is in its final
stages of curation and is likely to be opened for public in one or two months time. The
museum depicts over 100 years of journey of Indian cinema in a story-telling format
displaying early cameras, projection systems, creative contribution of film makers,
studio era, new wave, Indian language cinema etc. accompanies by posters, lobby
cards, costumes, etc. Short video clips of milestone films will also be shown An
Android/iOS solution in the form of a downloadable app as a replacement to the
conventional audio guide. The application should also serve as a walkthrough guide.
12.Tool required to get real time logs of internet advertisements
DAVP also releases advertisements through Internet websites. At present, the websites
to provide Third Party reports to DAVP to enable DAVP to process bills. It is
understood that there are tags which may be associated with advertisements and if the
advertisement is run it would automatically give report through that tag. DAVP would
like to get a tag of its own so that automated report on real time basis is available to
DAVP regarding ads on internet websites.
13.Tool required to get real time logs of airwave broadcast of radio spots
Presently, DAVP runs advertisements through FM stations/ community radio stations.
However, DAVP relies on the broadcast report for verification which are prepared by
FM stations or CRS themselves. Is there a way so that some kind of tool can be
developed to get real time logs of airwave broadcast of radio spots?
14.Tool required which can match photographs as per the specifications of DAVP
In case of Outdoor Publicity, can there be tools available which can match photographs
clicked and submitted by agencies with the actual creative content and confirm whether
the display is as per the specifications of DAVP or not? Suitable Specifications can be
assumed for the matching functionality.
15.Make geo tagging of photos work in offline mode as well
DAVP runs campaigns through Outdoor Publicity. Since locations where media are
installed are geographically spread across country, DAVP would like to have a
mechanism so that geo tagged photos are provided without tampering to DAVP. In this
regard, it is important to emphasize that at times internet connection may not be
available when photos are clicked. Is there a mechanism by which it may be ensured
that geo tagged, time stamped photos are clicked when network is not available and
the same photos are uploaded on DAVP server as when the network becomes available
without tampering?
16.Identify potential breaking news based on social media chatter (twitter, Facebook
etc.)
Design an intelligent algorithm that can listen to social media chatter (twitter,
Facebook etc.) and identify potential breaking news based on credibility, authenticity
of social media users.
17.System to analyse a news video or news audio clipping
Design a tool that can analyse a news video or news audio clipping and intelligently
generate meta-data attributes about the contents of the video/audio clipping.
18.Sentiments analysis using social media responses for a particular program
Design a tool that can listen to social media comments (twitter, Facebook, YouTube
etc.) and intelligently associate feedback to specific program aired on a specific
channel/station at a specific time
19.System to translate spoken words from a recording (Video/Audio) and generate
a transcript in multiple Indian Languages
Design an intelligent algorithm leveraging Natural Language Processing Speech
Recognition, Big-Data/AI/Machine-Learning techniques that can transliterate and
translate spoken words from a recording (Video/Audio) and generate a transcript in
multiple Indian Languages. Additional Information Priority Languages English,
Hindi, Tamil, Telugu The Transcribed data needs to be stored and solution should
consider this requirement Solution can be hosted on a public cloud
20.Generate closed captioning sub-titles of spoken words in various Indian
Languages during a live broadcast
Design an intelligent algorithm leveraging Natural Language Processing, Speech
Recognition, Big-Data/AI/Machine-Learning techniques that can transcribe, generate
closed captioning sub-titles of spoken words in various Indian Languages during a live
broadcast (TV/Radio). Additional Information Priority Languages English, Hindi,
Tamil, Telugu The Transcribed data needs to be stored and solution should consider
this requirement Solution can be hosted on a public cloud
21.Design an intelligent algorithm leveraging Big-Data/AI/Machine-Learning
techniques that can learn from user viewing behaviour
Design an intelligent algorithm leveraging Big-Data/AI/Machine-Learning techniques
that can learn from user viewing behaviour, viewing history, viewing preferences to
make intelligent recommendations on what to watch/listen etc for linear TV/Radio
Additional Information Raw data that can be used to train the ML models can be
assumed to be available. Details can be provided by DD
22.Design a low-cost add-on module to DD Free Dish Set Top boxes that will enable
interactivity between a Mobile App and the Set Top Box
Design a low-cost add-on module to DD Free Dish Set Top boxes that will enable
interactivity between a Mobile App and the Set Top Box software for enabling various
interactive scenarios like browsing, reminders, return path for logging viewing data,
pay per view etc Additional Information Suitable API on the SetTop Boxes can
be assumed. Mobile App should be designed for iOS and Android
23.Design an innovative Mobile App User Interface that can replace a TV remote
Design an innovative Mobile App User Interface that can replace a TV remote and
making browsing the TV Program Guide from the App intuitive and seamless like
browsing Netflix or Amazon Prime and is able to make intelligent recommendations
based on viewing history and preferences in a manner like YouTube
Recommendations. The essential idea is to change the current linear browsing
experience of TV program guide from a TV remote to a rich interactive non-linear
browsing experience from a Mobile App.
24.Design an innovative user interface for a Mobile App that would intuitively and
seamlessly allow the App User to browse the entire catalogue of AIR streams
AIR broadcasts programming in over 20 languages and from several 100s of stations.
Design an innovative user interface for a Mobile App that would intuitively and
seamlessly allow the App User to browse the entire catalogue of AIR streams at any
point in time allowing for discovery of live content by language, region, genre,
keyword etc.
25.Develop a tool or system that can listen to a radio broadcast tuned to a certain
frequency on the air waves and live stream the same as an Internet stream
Develop a tool or system that can listen to a radio broadcast tuned to a certain
frequency on the air waves and live stream the same as an Internet stream. Essentially
the tool or system should be able to grab an on-air broadcast at a certain frequency and
convert into a digital IP based live stream.

26.Build up an Information System


1. The department wants to build up an information system whereby a regular updated
data on the tourist footfalls (domestic & international) could be recorded. This needs
to be made available to the general people through a various tourist destinations, hotls,
travels agencies, permits, etc. that could be customized on need basis.
27.Sikkim Police Universal Communication Gateway
(i)Internet (ii)Digital Time-Division Multiple Access (TDMA) radio communication
system (iii)Landline (iv)Mobile Phone Requirement: A Universal Communication
Gateway which is a converged system capable of supporting different standalone
networks mentioned above vide Sl No. i iv. The gateway has to be capable of
supporting& integrating the VoIP networks and Radio (HF/UHF/VHF) networks with
the telephony services to reduce and optimize the shortcomings due to the limited
police radio communication frequency spectrum allocation. The new digital radio
repeater stations being IP ready/ enabled should incorporate the internet services of
Sikkim Police to extend communication between multiple locations creating a single
continuous wide area coverage or enhance single site coverage.
28.FILE TRACKING SYSTEM & MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
In day to day administrative work it has been observed due to manual processing of
files within the office sometimes files are not been able to trace out with whom the file
is stuck. There is difficult to track outgoing files and incoming file is a problem in
government organization. If we develop software which could track the processing of
file online, with whom the file is present for how many days the file is lying with
concern officer would definitely increase the productivity and speed up the file work
and would also streamline the official work on files as we may generate the report
weekly which would show with which officer the file is lying from when. Also we can
easily track the file.
29.Intra-department messaging app
The app should enable officers and designated staff from the department to message
each other as well as broadcast messages to everyone if necessary. All officers and
designated staff should install the app from their preferred app store and register
themselves by providing their name and section (a dropdown listing all available
sections within the department). The concerned department should make the
installation of this app a part of an employees joining process. App users should also
be able to attach documents to individual or group messages. They can also select
one/several sections to which they can broadcast messages. The status of their
availability may also be shown like Whatsapp so that it is convenient to contact them.
This system would be useful particularly in a large department where contacting large
groups of people and sharing info/documents is inconvenient and time consuming.
30.Masking user details on the mobile while transacting And Establishing if a
cardholder is shopping from a recognised payment device
The primary concern from a corporate governance perspective is that personnel
conducting work in these non-production environments are not always security cleared
to operate with the information contained in the production data. This practice
represents a security hole where data can be copied by unauthorised personnel and
security measures associated with standard production level controls can be easily
bypassed. This represents an access point for a data security breach. To protect data
that is classified as personal identifiable data, personal sensitive data or commercially
sensitive data, however the data must remain usable for the purposes of undertaking
valid test cycles. It must also look real and appear consistent.
31.Developing an automatic instrument to record call of specific bird and weather
parameters in a location
The Problem: Monitoring and assessing the population of nocturnal birds (for example:
owls) is a big challenge for the researchers due to their nocturnal nature and the
presence of wild animals (for example: elephants and bear) in the tropical forests like
the Western Ghats. The available recorders in the market records all the sound that is
being produced around the recorder and it is usually dominated by insects and that
might affect the data quality. Hence, we need an automatic instrument that could record
only tailor-made frequency and amplitude of sounds by excluding other noises.
Furthermore, their vocalization frequency is strongly influenced by the local weather
conditions such as atmospheric temperature, humidity, rainfall, wind speed, noise level
and moon status. Thus, the instrument should record and store sounds and weather
parameters. Associated Terminology that needs capture or tracking or smart linking
Automatic sound recording systems, spectrogram, nocturnal birds, voice and calls of
birds Sub problems, which need to be resolved, or form key part of the challenge. The
recorder should identify and capture only the frequency and amplitude range that
matches with the target species range and should store data with all relevant weather
information for each sequences. The instrument cant be kept operational throughout
the night as it consumes lot of energy and storage. The instrument may activate
recording upon hearing the specified range of sounds. Users who are facing the
challenge/sub-problem could use data. Forest managers, biodiversity scientists,
researchers involved in study and conservation of nocturnal birds Any record keeping
databases/ legacy systems or integrations that need to be considered Not Applicable.
Required channel mobile app, responsive web, web application, desired. Hardware
solution. Desired outcome if the challenge is addressed The instrument if developed
will help the researchers to monitor the population of nocturnal birds and bats (can be
modified) in the elephant areas. This will also help the researchers to take up large-
scale surveys on nocturnal birds with limited funding and man-power. Details
pertaining to the scale of the problem The number of users may be low but it is an
important contribution to the concerned group of researchers. Shelf solutions or legacy
solutions partially / fully addresses the challenges. None
32.A real time recording and monitoring of human activities and animal movements
in Protected Areas
The Problem: Poaching is a major problem for wildlife managers across the world.
The increasing demand for wildlife meat, fur, skin and organs increases the poaching
across the globe. India supports a great majority of biodiversity. Protection and
conservation of this biological wealth is a challenging task for many wildlife managers.
Shortage of human resources esp. the field staff and scarce availability of logistics and
resources make wildlife preservation a daunting task. Hence we seek to develop a user
friendly application for wildlife managers and field level staffs to record and
communicate the field level information during patrolling and surveillance movemnts
in the forest. The wildlife sightings, deaths, wild life crime and ecological
observations, human presence can be recorded with GPS coordinates while patrolling.
The patrol routes of forest guards can be recorded using the mobile application.
Producing a map after each patrol will help to understand the overall picture of the
days work. A timely consolidation of these maps will help to get an overall idea of
the animal movements and human activities in the protected area and hence the
managers can develop strategic plans for reducing the poaching. Associated
Terminology that needs capture or tracking or smart linking Wildlife movement,
Poaching, Conservation, protected area Sub problems, which need to be resolved, or
form key part of the challenge. Developing a mobile application for collecting the data
from the field and online reporting during the patrolling has to be made. The maps and
trekking routes can be linked with google maps for better understanding about the
landscape. Users who are facing the challenge/sub-problem could use data Forest
department, wildlife managers, wildlife researchers Any record keeping databases/
legacy systems or integrations that need to be considered NA Required channel
mobile app, responsive web, web application, desired Mobile App, Web application
Desired outcome if the challenge is addressed Monitoring the animal movements and
intensity of human activities can be recorded and managed on a real time basis. This
will make the information of the intensity of chances all activities including poaching
in a forest. Hence the wildlife managers can take precaution for reducing the managing
the activities and controlling poaching in those prioritized area. Details pertaining to
the scale of the problem The software will be useful for all the protected areas across
the country . Shelf solutions or legacy solutions partially / fully addresses the
challenges. None
33.Warning and emergency response system to prevent human elephant conflict
through acoustic monitoring of movement of Elephants
The Problem: The settlements and farmlands in hill areas are more prone to wildlife
conflicts. Elephant crop raiding is very common in most of these places. An average
of 300 human mortality by elephants are reported annually from India. The shrinking
habitats, increasing human invasion in the forest areas and increase in population size
of elephants leadsto resource scarcity. Elephants are attracted to agricultural crops due
to their higher nutritional value. However, the types of crops grown, the season of
ripening, location of agricultural fields and migration patterns, all contribute to the
intensity of crop raiding. The increasing trend in human elephant conflict shows that
we fail to manage this issue. In this scenario implementing a software which can give
an awareness or warning to the local people about the movement of elephants in forest
fringing areas by detecting the infrasound communication of elephants using acoustic
sensors can be a best way to reduce the human elephant conflict. Here we seek a digital
solution made for a hypothetical forest fringing area which can be customized to
various location for implementation. Associated Terminology that needs capture or
tracking or smart linking Acoustic monitoring of elephant movements, Human
elephant conflict, warning and awareness system. Sub problems, which need to be
resolved, or form key part of the challenge. Infrasound detecting sensors have to be
developed. Distance calculating digital protocol. Evaluation of threat and warning
system A mobile application for receiving the details of elephant movements. Users
who are facing the challenge/sub-problem could use data Forest department, Farmers/
citizens, wildlife researchers, biodiversity scientists Any record keeping databases/
legacy systems or integrations that need to be considered NA Required channel
mobile app, responsive web, web application, desired Mobile App, Web application
Desired outcome if the challenge is addressed Human elephant conflict can be reduced
and life of people can be saved can help in reducing crop raiding by elephants. Details
pertaining to the scale of the problem Human elephant conflict is increasing near all
forest areas with elephants, hence it has implications to the life and living of a very
wide range of people in villages in India. Shelf solutions or legacy solutions partially
/ fully addresses the challenges. None
34.Digital solution to predict drought in a protected area/locality
Problem: Drought or scarcity of water for the wild animals during summer is one of
the major management issues in the forests of the Country. In spite of two seasons of
monsoons in the Country, most of the streams and rivers in the forest areas will become
dry by January February posing severe threat to the animals as well as vegetation
made vulnerable to forest fire. It would be appreciated if a digital tool is developed to
predict the water scarcity in an area, sometimes as small as size of a range of 1000 ha,
with the help of available physiographical data and local weather information. Local
weather information such as rainfall, number of rainy days, average rainfall per day,
average minimum and maximum temperature, humidity, wind speed, solar radiation,
and physiographical data such as aspect, type of vegetation, percentage canopy, soil
type, etc. can be included Associated Terminology that needs capture or tracking or
smart linking: Drought, humidity, canopy cover, solar radiation, water scarcity, soil
type, aspect Sub problems which needs to be resolved or form key part of the
challenges Development of simple model to predict the drought or water scarcity in a
locality based on sample data on various parameters mentioned above Managing
parameters such as Water holding capacity of the soil Evapotranspiration under
different situations (varying canopy cover, temperature, and duration of solar radiation,
etc) Users who are facing the challenge/sub-problem could use data State Forests and
Wildlife Departments Any record keeping data base/ legacy systems or integrations
that need to be considered Local weather data available with the forest management
Google image of the landcover/any other landcover map for the area Any other
information available on natural resources of the area Required channel mobile app,
responsive web, web application, desired. A combination of responsive web and
mobile applications Desired outcome if the challenge is addressed Efficient mobile
based application for tackling the drought situation on account of animal welfare.
Details pertaining to the scale of the problem Almost entire forest ranges of the country
provided there is secondary data available at the desired scale. Shelf solutions or legacy
solutions partially / fully addresses the challenges. Customized digital solutions for
predicting drought at local scale is not available.
35.Digital solution to document, analyse and manage biodiversity and environmental
problems of the wetlands
The Problem: Wetlands serve as source of water for majority population in our country.
The culture of wetland management has been inherent throughout centuries past until
recently. India harbours many Ramsar sites wetlands of international importance,
and at the same time, innumerous small wetlands, temporary and permanent are
neglected. These are widely encroached upon by land filling and other methods which
have blocked the natural draining system of a town/city. After understanding the
importance of wetlands in ground water replenishment and harbouring biodiversity,
recently, orders from the higher judiciary have been passed to monitor and conserve
smaller local wetlands. For effective conservation of these wetlands, a biodiversity
database over time along with the status of the wetland throughout the year needs to
be monitored and then adaptive management plans need to be made. Associated
Terminology that needs capture or tracking or smart linking Wetlands, Ramsar sites,
marshes, bhogs, jheels, databases, digital management plans, Sub problems, which
need to be resolved, or form key part of the challenge. Wetland area/ water quality and
biodiversity databases to be developed in real time and integrated with a data
management system Simple statistical analysis of these databases for effective
management plans. An enquiry based information dissemination system. Users who
are facing the challenge/sub-problem could use data Panchayat and Corporation
officers, Scientists, Town planners, Forest department Any record keeping databases/
legacy systems or integrations that need to be considered All available wetland data
from the websites of Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change, Envis
Centre at SACON, Bombay Natural History Society can be considered Required
channel mobile app, responsive web, web application, desired. Web application,
responsive web Desired outcome if the challenge is addressed The regularly updated
information availability for conservation and management intervention. This will save
a lot of time in bringing in effective management plans for wetlands. In turn will save
costs of assessing wetlands prior to each step in managing them. Details pertaining to
the scale of the problem There are around 55,000 natural wetlands in the country that
are documented. It is believed that many more smaller wetlands may not have been
documented. The management plans derived from the digital solution will prove useful
in protecting and using natural wetlands sustainably. Shelf solutions or legacy
solutions partially / fully addresses the challenges. None
36.Developing vehicle speed warning system and wildlife detection systems to avoid
wildlife-vehicle collisions
The Problem: Road kill is a major threat to wildlife. From elephants to the smallest
reptiles, snakes, and frogs, irrespective of animal size no species is spared on the oads
that pass through forests. These cases are much more frequent along highways as most
vehicles travel at great speed ( 80 km/hr). Despite the advance in vehicular
technology there hasnt yet been a safety solution to this problem. There are no safety
measures that enable vehicles to detect the approaching wildlife species along the road.
Here we seek the development of a smart and highly sensitive detection system in built
in vehicles to prevent unnecessary wildlife-vehicle collisions. The most challenging
part of the system is for the device to detect not just large sized mammals ( 50 kgs)
but to also detect extremely small sized species weighing barely a few grams (< 500
gms). The solution should involve a detector that can detect small and large wildlife
species on the road which sends a warning to the vehicle to slow down. In addition the
speed detection and warning systems should be placed every 1 km along road sides to
record the speed, time, date, and photos of incoming vehicles. This device should be
interfaced at various forest checkposts and range offices to allow immediate action
taken against overspeeding vehicles that are responsible for the road kill. Associated
Terminology that needs capture or tracking or smart linking Speed detectors, speed
warning system, vehicle-wildlife collision, and animal body size detection Sub
problems, which need to be resolved, or form key part of the challenge. Development
of sensors to identify an animal on the road Sensors to calculate the vehicle speed and
give warning to appropriate centre. The technology should identify the vehicle that has
caused the road kill. Overall project implementing design Users who are facing the
challenge/sub-problem could use data Forest department, Police Department, Wildlife
scientists, Conservationists Any record keeping databases/ legacy systems or
integrations that need to be considered NA Required channel mobile app, responsive
web, web application, desired. A combination of web and mobile application mediated
through sensor technology Desired outcome if the challenge is addressed Improved
safety system to reduce vehicle-wildlife collisions and mortality rates of wildlife along
roads. Wildlife mortality data along roads can be maintained by forest department.
This can be accessed by scientists for sound policy decision framing. Details pertaining
to the scale of the problem Around more than 70 protected forest regions across India
can implement this and apply the safety solutions to reduce wildlife mortality along
roads. The State and central ministries dealing with forests, wildlife and environment
can effectively use the data. Shelf solutions or legacy solutions partially / fully
addresses the challenges. None
37.Developing video based sensor technological network to address humanwildlife
conflict and poaching in and around Protected Areas
The Problem: Dramatic increases in human-large mammal conflict in recent years
results from an exponential increase in human populations. Ever expanding human
pressure in India has caused a decline in many large mammalian species through the
loss of habitat for agriculture, livestock grazing, tourism and other developmental
activities, poaching for trade and traditional medicine, declining prey populations and
conflicts with humans primarily provoked by predation on livestock and crop raiding.
Persecution by humans based on real or perceived threats to livestock, death/injuries
of human being and crop raiding, appears to be the most important factor in the
observed declines in many of the large mammals, and human-large mammal conflict
is likely to increase. As a result of livelihood loss, poisoning of cattle killed by large
carnivores and retaliatory killing of large herbivores for crop raiding is found to be one
of the major threats to large mammal populations. Particularly Protected Areas (PAs)
in India are the last refuge for many large mammals however they are sensitive to the
effect of habitat degradation outside PAs, being particularly susceptible to species
extinction. Indias few existing reserves may not be sufficient enough to maintain
viable populations of wide-ranging mammals, although large mammal conservation is
mainly dependant on management of surrounding core habitats of PAs, wherein
successful conservation resolves human-large mammal conflicts and poaching
pressures. The successful human-wildlife management practical action needs park
managers and local communities must take coordinated communication to reduce the
frequency of conflicts and poaching. For this we seek a digital solution through video
based sensor technology for regular monitoring of conflict prone areas. Associated
Terminology that needs capture or tracking or smart linking Crop raiding Human
Wildlife Conflict Livelihood Loss Threats to Wildlife Poaching Protected Areas,
Video Based Sensor Technology Wildlife Management Sub problems, which need to
be resolved, or form key part of the challenge. Identify and monitor areas prone to
conflict and poaching around core habitat of Protected Areas. Improve the efficiency
of or even optimize anti-poaching patrols in Protected Areas based on assessments of
mortality/conflict patterns. Alerting movement/arrival and exit of conflict prone wild
animals to concerned stakeholders Users who are facing the challenge/sub-problem
could use data Forest Department, Protected Area Managers, Wildlife Crime Control
Bureau and local communities living inside and just outside on the fringe areas of
Protected Area. Any record keeping databases/ legacy systems or integrations that
need to be considered Databases to be maintained related to locations of occurrence of
poaching, crop raiding, human mortality/injury, conflict prone animals arrival and exit
in conflict prone areas Required channel mobile app, responsive web, web
application, desired. A combination of video based sensor, mobile applications based
alerting system and web pages can be attempted. Desired outcome if the challenge is
addressed Such development of sensor technologies which can alert the Park Managers
about conflict prone animals arrival and exit in conflict prone areas to avoid substantial
livelihood loss/damages and poaching pressure on wild animals to curbing illegal
activities and reducing human-wildlife conflicts which are critical to guiding park
management. Details pertaining to the scale of the problem This kind of technological
solutions are needed for all Protected Areas throughout India Shelf solutions or legacy
solutions partially / fully addresses the challenges. The proposed video based sensor
technological solution has not been available in the field which are crucial for
Protected Areas Management
38.Digital solution to document, analyse and manage the effect of Tourism on local
Biodiversity and Wildlife in Protected Areas and tourist spots.
The Problem: Tourism is a fast-growing industry in our country. Every year more and
more people travel and the number of tourists visiting every tourist area is increasing.
In the present world marked by a high degree of stress related to urbanization, people
are getting attracted more to natural areas such as National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries,
Tiger Reserves and so on. There should be a well-informed preparedness for handling
the increasing tourist flow in these Protected Areas (PAs) and natural tourist spots. All
type of tourisms such as religious tourism, ecotourism, beach tourism and health
tourism will affect immediate environment and biodiversity associated with it in
varying degrees. Information on the tourism expansion and its effect should be
quantified in real time and the management strategies should be adaptively modified
for avoiding negative effect of the tourist movements to the local biodiversity and
wildlife. We seek the development of a model digital solution including plan, digital
products for information management, analysis and decision support system in a
selected tourist area or Protected Area. Associated Terminology that needs capture or
tracking or smart linking Biodiversity, Wildlife, Carrying capacity, Ecotourism,
Protected Areas Sub problems, which need to be resolved, or form key part of the
challenge. Assessment of tourist flow, growth and trends . Documentation of wildlife
and biodiversity of the area. Analysis of carrying capacity of tourism in the project
area. Development of software solution to manage the information flow and return
feedback with managerial intervention. Users who are facing the challenge/sub-
problem could use data Tourism department and managers of tourism industry. Forest
department and managers of protected areas. Travel and Transport managers,
managers of resorts and hospitality industry Local communities and other stakeholders
including the local administration. Any record keeping databases/ legacy systems or
integrations that needs to be considered, Tourist information registry of the location
/protected area. Biodiversity and wildlife database of the area in target. Any other
natural resource registry in the government offices, water flow of the river and rainfall
details of the area. Required channel mobile app, responsive web, web application,
desired. A combination of responsive web and mobile applications for different
modules can be attempted. Desired outcome if the challenge is addressed Efficient
tourist information management system can be developed. Availability of all necessary
information for managers so that informed decisions can be made during critical
problems. Better facilities and customer satisfaction for tourists. Details pertaining to
the scale of the problem About 500 protected areas in the country and thousands of
tourists destinations of varying importance can use this. Shelf solutions or legacy
solutions partially / fully addresses the challenges. Customized digital solutions for
analysing the effect on biodiversity and environment are not available. Reasons for
non availability are the lack of awareness and attitude.
39.Developing a real-time and automatic early warning system for forest fire
India has over 75 million hectares of forests that cover about 23% of the countrys
geographic area. Forests are protected in the country under various laws for their
ecosystem services that include their biodiversity wealth, maintenance of soil
nutrients, sustenance of freshwater security, provision of livelihood for forest-dwelling
communities, and various forest products that are commercially valuable. Forests also
serve as the single largest sink for carbon as forest plants absorb carbon dioxide during
photosynthesis and store carbon. For this reason, forests are now considered to be the
most potent means to combat global warming. Ironically, the same forests, when they
are under fire, pose the gravest threat as they release large volumes of carbon dioxide
forest fires are now recognized as the biggest contributor to build-up of atmospheric
carbon, leading to global warming and climate change. But early detection of forest
fires is a major challenge for forest managers owing to multiple factors like
inaccessibility, topography, inclement weather, shortage of frontline staff to man the
entire forest tracts, etc. By the time the forest management takes notice of a forest fire,
it usually is too late to act and the fire would have spread over hundreds of hectares.
Here, we seek a cost-effective, automatic, and real-time remote-surveillance digital
solution for early detection of forest fire and prediction of its course based on multiple
covariates (like wind speed & direction, rainfall, forest type, proximity to fire-breaks,
aspect and slope, etc) that would be measured / calibrated on the ground by employing
sensor-based data capture contraptions. Associated Terminology that needs capture or
tracking or smart linking Forest fire, carbon stock, weather parameters, forest
vegetation, remote-surveillance Sub problems, which need to be resolved, or form key
part of the challenge: Forest cover / density estimation Forest type Weather data
Seasonality of forest fires Establishing mobile communication network from remote
forests to control room Users who are facing the challenge/sub-problem could use data
Forest department and forest managers Forest scientists and researchers Forest-
dwelling local/tribal communities Any record keeping databases/ legacy systems or
integrations that need to be considered Forest Survey of India digital maps of forests
of India from 1:25,000 to 1:250,000 scale Survey of India digital toposheets from
1:25,000 to 1:250,000 scale Remote-sensing imageries of forest fires accessed from
NRSA to compute seasonality Forest Working Plans / Management Plans for past
history of fire Required channel mobile app, responsive web, web application,
desired: Ideally, mobile SMS based alert system may be developed for early detection
of forest fire. This can be routed through a central database & command structure.
Desired outcome if the challenge is addressed. Early detection of forest fire would save
us billions of rupees every year as we would prevent carbon build-up in the atmosphere
and subsequent impacts of climate change on food production, human health, and
environmental degradation. Though we do not have any assessment made in India, it
has been estimated in the US that forest fires cost over 320 million dollars every year.
It has also been predicted that the cost of fire would increase exponentially to over 2
billion dollars by the year 2025. The cost is expected to be even more severe in India,
with its large tracts of tropical deciduous forests and grasslands that are most
vulnerable to forest fire. Details pertaining to the scale of the problem The forest fire
is a chronic and major problem in over 75 million hectares of forests of the country
(covering about 23% of Indias geographic area). And the carbon stock of Indian
forests has been estimated to be around 6500 metric tonnes in 2014 as per FSI report.
As a key player of REDD Plus (Reducing Emission through Deforestation and Forest
Degradation) protocol, India has a major role in developing forest fire management
tools and systems. Shelf solutions or legacy solutions partially / fully addresses the
challenges. Current system of fire detection on the ground involves extensive
patrolling, which becomes ineffective as we have too few frontline staff to man the
entire forests. Even if the forest fire is detected early by the field staff, communication
lag is too long to receive any assistance or command from higher authorities before
the fire becomes uncontrollable. Though remote-sensing technology is increasingly
used in fire management, it does not detect small-scale fire and does not incorporate
any efficient customized predictive model.
40.GPS based technique for improving Land Use Survey in ICS Scheme
(LAKSHYA)
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

41.Digitization of Aerial frame using mobile application (DIGIFRAME)


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
42.Rural Price Collection through APP ( RUPICOM)
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
43.Automated Compilation of ASI Schedules (AUDYOGIC)
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
44.Estimation of trade Margins
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
45.Online data dissemination and dynamic costing through web portal
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.
46.Engagement Management System (EMS) through an Application for Desktop as
well as Mobile-phones.
Problem Statement: The engagements of Honble 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
47.Sub-national PPP data collection through mobile based application software
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.
48.International Comparison Program (ICP) data collection through mobile based
application software (ICPAPP).
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.
49.Identification of Accident Prone Spots by the Road Users and their reporting to
the concerned Highway Authority
Accident Prone Spots need to be identified so that preventive measure may be taken
up. This application will enable Road Users to send an SMS alert in regard to location
of Accident Spot/ Bad Condition of Roads/ Unauthorized Median Cut etc. to the
Highway Maintenance Authority where details alongwith mobile number of Office In-
charge shall be available NH-wise. The Application shall also ensure the
communication to the Road User about the Action Taken by the Highway Maintenance
Authority. As long as the concern remain unaddressed by Highway Maintenance
Authority, the states shall remain Action not Taken against the sent SMS alert for
information of General Public.
50.Meal on Wheels
This application shall aim to create a database of the Eating Joints falling with the
Origin and Destination Points of the journey and placing the orders as per the available
Menu at particular Eating Joint with time of Service.
51.Enablement of Drive-Mode application for Road Safety
To minimize the risks of accidents while attending mobile phone during driving. This
application would send the SMS about caller details and not the ringtone if the geo
coordinates show the mobile shifting of the driver beyond 20 km/hr, say. Before start
of the journey, the Application shall make the Drivers mode enable.
52.Visual Inspection of concrete structures by application of Image processing tools
Problem Statement Visual Examination of concrete structures is the first step of NDE.
Visual Inspection of structures are constrained due to inaccessibility, visibility, height,
illumination etc. Drones can be deployed with onboard camera ( visual / thermal ) and
lighting to capture pictures from difficult locations. The scope of the work will be to
develop software tools to extract features from the acquired images and reveal
information such as surface condition, crack pattern mapping , voids, delamination /
spalling, sizing dimension measurement, etc. The methodology developed will help in
carrying out rapid visual assessment of the structure. 3. Sample Data Required, if yes,
please describe: Images from concrete structures with cracks/defects can be used to
test the developed image processing methodology, image stitching capability,
dimensional accuracy, etc. 4. Name of CSIR Lab CSIR- Structural Engineering
Research Centre, Chennai 5. Nodal Person and Contact Details: Dr. P.Srinivasan
Senior Principal Scientist, ACTEL, 9444076872 , sriniv@serc.res.in Dr.
S.G.N.Murthy, Senior Principal Scientist, ICT, 9445179858, sgnmurthy@serc.res.in
53.An app that will give GPS-based Dengue Risk Index.A GPS-enabled smartphone
owner can find the susceptibility to dengue infection at the location where he is.
This will be of great use to all sections
Problem Statement Dengue is endemic in tropical and sub-tropical climate zones.
Transmitted to humans by the Aedas Aegyti mosquito, the dengue burden in India is
increasing at an alarming rate. The contributions of increased mobility, both of vector
and human populations, urbanization and climate change are some of the most
important variables to explain the recent increase in dengue outbreaks. The Need
Providing near real-time information about where and when to expect dengue
epidemics is a need of the hour. This requires surveillance data, mobility patterns,
spatial information from GIS and population and vector density data. Challenges
Availability of surveillance data and data on vector density. Desired Outcome The
software can be customized to generate risk maps and location-specific predictions.
Forecasting dengue hotspots and making fast predictions on its direction of spread.
State-of-art mobile apps showing current dengue local hotspots in an area. 3. Sample
Data Required, if yes, please describe: Surveillance data, GPS, mobility data (depends
on the area) and population density data. 4. Name of CSIR Lab CSIR- National
Institute For Interdisciplinary Science and Technology 5. Nodal Person and Contact
Details: Dr. Elizabeth Jacob, Chief Scientist, eliz@niist.res.in 04712515264,
9495124564
54.Anti pilferage and anti adulteration system for fuel road tankers
Problem Statement Pilferage and adulteration of gasoline, diesel and kerosene on fuel
tankers en-route from terminals to retail outlets pose a major problem in downstream
petroleum product handling. The tankers can be provided with fuel filling and drain
valves/lids which are monitored online for the instant/location and duration of their
openings. Driver is not supposed to open these valves/lids and should be opened only
in case of emergency situation. The online monitoring system with GPS shall reveal
whether tanker has been pilferaged or adulterated en-route from terminal to retail
outlets. 3. Sample Data Required, if yes, please describe: Pilot project can be taken up
before mass implementation. 4. Name of CSIR Lab : CSIR-Indian Institute of
Petroleum, Dehradun (To be carried out with collaboration from software developers,
electronic laboratories and industries having expertise in on-line GPS based
monitoring) 5. Nodal Person and Contact Details (Name, Designation, Mobile No. and
Email): Wittison Kamei, Sr. Scientist, Mobile: 8126048681, E-mail:
kamei.wittison@iip.res.in
55.Air and Water Quality Care System
Problem Statement: Real time data of various air/water quality parameters in the
selected urban and rural area and the river flow (major Indian rivers) information will
be extracted through web/cloud based tools. Based on the expertise developed by CSIR
(CSIR-IITR) over four decades on air and water quality monitoring and assessment,
data analytical methods will be developed to quantify source apportionment to protect
human health and environmental pollution/quality. A smart support system will be
developed by collecting and comparing available past years data for those localities to
provide preventive solutions. 3. Sample Data Required, if yes, please describe: Yes,
Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and State Pollution Control Board, Ministry
of Environment and Forest, Central/State water commission, and available air/water
monitoring reports 4. Name of CSIR Lab : CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology
Research, Lucknow 5. Nodal Person and Contact Details (Name, Designation, Mobile
No. and Email) Er. A.H. Khan, Senior Principal Scientist, 9451307490,
ahkhan@iitr.res.in Dr. K.C. Khulbe, Senior Principal Scientist, 9453309900,
kckhulbe@iitr.res.in Dr R Parthasarathi, Scientist Fellow, 07704994437,
partha.ram@iitr.res.in
56.Risk assessment of fire hazard in coal mines using data analysis
Problem Statement The energy derived from coal in India is about twice that of energy
derived from oil. As coal is mined, there is always a risk of fire hazard at these coal
mining sites. Hydraulic fluids are widely used in mining machineries. These hydraulic
fluids are combustible and are used to transmit power and motion. Pressurized
hydraulic fluids present a considerable fire hazard where ignition source is present.
Mixing of hydraulic fluid with coal increases the risk of fire hazard in the mines. In
view of the above, fire resistant characteristics of hydraulic fluids (Flame propagation,
Spray Ignition, Auto-ignition Temperature etc.) needs to be experimentally studied
under the simulated conditions. Data of experimental studies needs to be analyzed
theoretically to assess the fire risk and to suggest preventive actions. 3. Sample Data
Required, if yes, please describe: Experimental data on the fire resistant characteristics
of different types of commercially available hydraulic fluids will be required for the
theoretical risk assessment. 4. Name of CSIR Lab CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum
5. Nodal Person and Contact Details (Name, Designation, Mobile No. and Email): Mr.
Pankaj Kumar Arya Scientist Mob: 7060081020 E-mail: pkarya@iip.res.in
57.Smart domestic electric energy management system
Problem Statement Every house has energy meter installed, however there is no
mechanism or technology available for a programmable system which monitors and
controls the energy usage pattern/trend for a house/building. Therefore, a smart energy
management system which would enable the user to pre-program switching ON/OFF
of electrical lamps and appliances based on users requirement on
daily/weekly/seasonal basis. A predictive feature in terms of energy-economy saving
may also be added. 3. Sample Data Required, if yes, please describe: Not required 4.
Name of CSIR Lab.: CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun 5. Nodal Person
and Contact Details (Name, Designation, Mobile No. and Email): Robindro
Lairenlakpam, Sr.Scientist, 9634272407, robindro@iip.res.in
58.Cost effective On-Cloud (Privately owned by government) solution for Zero-Day
Attack Protection for advanced Persistent Threat/ Advance threat prevention for
Government sectors
Problem Statement Govt Offices and Research Institute networks are at continuous
risk of target base cyber attacks, such as phishing, dangerous exploits, advanced
Threats like sophisticated malware and zero-day threats. Such attacks are risk to
organisation for their privacy and integrity of data and knowledge base To combat
these Zero day attack or Advance Threat many security vendors have solutions such
as Advance threat prevention/protection such as sandboxing which scans the files
coming to network combines hardware-level inspection and OS-level sandboxing to
prevent infection from the most exploits, malwares, zero-day and targeted attacks
entering the networks These solutions are mostly based on Cloud-based Service or
highly expensive On-premise appliances based solution. Its not the best practice to
scan Government data for Zero day attack or Advance Threat on a third party cloud as
files are uploaded and downloaded back and forth to vendors cloud for sandboxing
.This raise the issues of data privacy and integrity as we are using cloud services of
private vendors Therefore a Cost effective On-Cloud (Privately owned by government)
solution for Zero-Day Attack Protection for advanced Persistent Threat/ Advance
threat prevention must be designed so the government data can be sandboxed on
government owned private cloud itself for data as well as network security and can be
widely used among different government sectors. 3. Sample Data Required, if yes,
please describe:No 4. Name of CSIR Lab: CSIR- Indian Institute of Integrative
Medicine 5. Nodal Person and Contact Details (Name, Designation, Mobile No. and
Email): Name: Shaghaf Ansari Designation : Scientist, IT Divison Email Id:
Shaghaf@iiim.ac.in Phone no: 0191-2569223

59.Web based Data Analytics software/framework for performing technology


impact assessment of any CSIR technologies
Problem Statement More often research problems in Indian R&D institutions are
initiated based on top down instructions/directions that may or may not has relevance
in terms of science, demand, resource availability as because technology developer
and the actors associated with the life cycle works independently. The evolutionary
model should ensure the marriage of Techno-Social System (Technology plus actors
association) and technological regime (scientific rule sets plus resource constraints).
In order to do such assessments for any new technologies developed in CSIR
institutions, for that matter in all R&D institutions, does not have in-house trained
resources. Preparation of new technology related plans, data collection, data
representation, mapping to the socio-economical policies and regularities considering
all kinds of effects, including second order effects, needs a software tools with certain
degree of customization. The proposed software should be web enabled, data could be
collected, represented, analyzed online and results could be shared among all the actors
in technology/product life cycle so that product/technology development and
deployment shall be assessed and managed in accordance with social aims and
expectations. 3. Sample Data Required, if yes, please describe: Students may be
allowed prepare some sample data that could be imagined for a specific product as a
case study. Alternatively, if sample data of such study performed for any technology
may be shared for the development of software purpose. 4. Name of CSIR Lab CSIR-
Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, Durgapur 5. Nodal Person and
Contact Details (Name, Designation, Mobile No. and Email): Dr. Nagahanumaiah Sr.
Principal Scientist Head, Planning and Performance Division Email:
naga@cmeri.res.in nagahanumaiah@gmail.com Mobile: 9434181360
60.Smartphone App (Android) for providing agro advisories for medicinal and
aromatic growers, enterprenuers and industries on plant disease/nutrient
management, buyer/seller corner and market intelligence
Problem Statement The cultivation of medicinal and aromatic crops can help in
doubling the farm income. However, the growth of this agriculture sector requires
intensive knowledge dissemination and hand holding of the farmers at various stages.
CSIR CIMAP is a premier research laboratory of CSIR, which is involved in
multidisciplinary high quality research in agricultural, biological and chemical
sciences and extending technologies and services to the farmers, entrepreneurs and
industries of medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs). This smartphone app developed
should aim to bridge the knowledge GAP between the farmers, entrepreneurs,
industries and scientific fraternity in the areas of agriculture, processing and market
availability for fuelling the growth of medicinal and aroma industry and rural
employment. This app should enable the user to capture the geo coded medicinal and
aromatic plant related data to be uploaded in the central server, which, in turn can be
used by the subject matter specialist (scientist) to provide suitable advisory on near
real time basis. The app should also provide a buyer/seller corner with a moderator to
provide a virtual platform for the buyers and sellers. It would help in removing the
intermediaries and in turn increase the profitability to the farmer and industry. The app
should have feature to use the market intelligence data from the database, APIs of the
market data available (open source or subscription based) on medicinal and aromatic
crops to be made available to the farmers, entrepreneurs and industries. 3. Sample Data
Required, if yes, please describe: Test data can be provided 4. Name of CSIR Lab :
CSIR Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow 5. Nodal Person
and Contact Details (Name, Designation, Mobile No. and Email): Name: Er Manoj
Semwal Designation: Senior Scientist Mobile No: 09453049049 Email :
m.semwal@cimap.res.in
61.Computational approaches to understand corrosion mechanism under extreme
conditions
Problem Statement Corrosion is a worldwide problem which causes billions of dollar
damage every year. Progress in corrosion sciences has helped in development of new
materials and coatings which can withstand corrosion for years. However, corrosion
mechanisms under extreme conditions (such as high/low temperature and pressure) are
yet to be understood due to limitation of experimental procedures under extreme
conditions. Nuclear, aerospace, gas/oil, and chemical industries are major areas
affected by such type of corrosion. Computational methods can be really helpful for
this kind of problem. Using computational procedures, one can simulate various types
of extreme conditions, for example, high/low temperature and pressure. A combination
of quantum chemical and molecular dynamic methods can give full insight of
corrosion mechanism at atomistic level and rate of growth of corrosion under extreme
conditions. The work plan is divided as follow: 1) Determining mechanism of
corrosion under extreme conditions 2) Investigation of growth of corrosion nuclei 3)
Finding the factors affecting corrosion rate 4) Suggesting methods to reduce corrosion
3. Sample Data Required, if yes, please describe: Yes. Data is required to validate
findings. This data can be collected from available literature. 4. Name of CSIR Lab:
CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute 5. Nodal Person and Contact Details
(Name, Designation, Mobile No. and Email): Dr. Shekhar Hansda Scientist, Corrosion
and Materials Protection Division CSIR-Central Electro Chemical Research Institute
Karaikudi-630003, Tamil Nadu, India Phone: +91-7988616578, +91-8901709446
Email: shansda@cecri.res.in
62.Mechanism for prescribing drug in hospitals and its or its substitute availability
in the medical shops of the area/ city
Every citizen of the country visit a doctor or hospital in his lifetime for different health-
related reasons In order to treat the patient doctors prescribes drug which may be
generic or unique which is purchased from a medical shop. It is often seen that patient
has to visit several medical shops to fetch the prescribed medicine as he is unaware of
different options for a drug salt available to him. Therefore an application can
developed wherein the prescription from a doctor/hospital is digitalized and directly
transferred to patient or caretaker who may have an app to assess the options and
availability of the drug in the vicinity/ city. This may require linking all brand names
for a drug/ or it salt in a database which may be available to the doctor and the user.
Simultaneously this database may be linked with availability of such drugs at different
medical shops (based on the licenses issued by drug controller) which can be identified
by a map. Due to large volume of data, initially a sample size can be determined and
taken to calculate the match Sample Data Required, if yes, please describe: Yes Name
of CSIR Lab : CSIR Central Drug Research Institute Nodal Person and Contact
Details (Name, Designation, Mobile No. and Email): Dr. Anand Kulkarni, Senior
Scientist, CSIR-CDRI Phone: 0522-2772459 Mob: 09451316745 Fax: 0522-2771941
E-mail: anand_kulkarni@cdri.res.in
63.IP based multimedia & data communication
Problem Statement In MSS/VSAT Networks a communication software is desired
with adaptive codec based voice/video calling feature (adaptation depending on link
quality) & that could support voice communication at 2-3 Kbps (including all
overheads) while maintaining voice quality of 3-3.5 MOS. In addition to above, the
software should also be able to interact with other applications such as browser/e-
mail/FTP/messenger etc. at network layer and communicate with VSAT modem using
fixed sized packets over Ethernet. Desired Outcome Software with two features a)
voice (including low data rate 2-3 Kbps) & video calling b) Interfacing with standard
network applications with data segmentation & reassembly Dataset No data will be
provided Domain MSS & VSAT Communication Challenge Building application for
multimedia & data communication which takes care of segmentation & reassembly of
IP packets with minimal overhead and have end to end signaling built into it. Usage
MSS & VSAT user applications User MSS & VSAT Networks, Strategic user groups
Expected number of users Role of user To validate the software with field trials and
adapt the same for various applications. Technicality Technical Available solutions (if
yes, reason for not using them) Domain Expert(s) Chandra Prakash, Narender Kumar
64.IP Data Analysis and priority queuing
Problem Statement SATCOM networks operate on proprietary data formats, protocols
being used by different vendors. In order to effectively utilize the network during
emergency, we need to analyze the data after demodulation and isolate the various
types of traffic namely voice, video and data. Subsequently we also need to prioritize
the data at which is being fed to the VSAT modems as per flexible set of rules, e.g. the
voice being given maximum priority, the private data being next and then multimedia
data. Data rate surge in low priority services should not affect quality of high priority
services. Desired Outcome Software with two features a) analysis and isolation of
voice, video, other data from network stream b) priority based multiplexing of voice,
video & data from various sources Dataset https://nrsc.gov.in/hackathon2018/ Domain
VSAT Communication Challenge Analysis of the received data post demodulation and
isolating different types of traffic. Subsequently designing a lightweight gateway
software which can decipher/analyze data from multiple sources and assigns them
priority as per flexible set of rules which can be changed by administrators. Usage
VSAT analysis & monitoring applications, VSAT Hub User VSAT Networks,
Strategic user groups Expected number of users Role of user To validate the software
and adapt the same for various applications. Technicality Technical Available
solutions (if yes, reason for not using them) Domain Expert(s) Chandra Prakash,
Narender Kumar
65.Formation Flying Simulation for UAV Image Acquisition with Real Time Control
Problem Statement Currently remote sensing imagery gathered by UAVs, drones or
other low altitude unmanned flying vehicles suffer from some limitations like: No
redundancy only one vehicle used to acquire images. If it fails then the whole activity
is rendered useless Resolution/image capture range limited to view capabilities of
vehicle i.e. the vehicle can only capture images of a fixed maximum area say 1km x
1km Inability to view targets from multiple angles simultaneously in a single flight
Manual control is restricted to line of sight operation i.e. the vehicle can only be
controlled if there is an unobstructed line of sight between the vehicle and the
controller To resolve these problems, we can devise a system that incorporates multiple
UAV vehicles in a master slave fashion (only one master, any vehicle can be assigned
as master). Following are the details: Redundant operation is possible due to presence
of multiple vehicles even if one fails, then others are there to act as backups High
resolution possible due to combined resolution of master and slaves (by maintaining
fixed/variable separation) that is to say where one vehicle could only capture images
of say 1km x 1km, multiple vehicles together can capture 1km x 5km thus increasing
the range of image capture as an example Multilook/Multiangle acquisition possible
for given targets i.e. the same target can be simultaneously photographed from more
than one angle. This can help in 3D image generation In case the master (or for that
matter any of the vehicles) goes out of line of sight control during manual operation
due to presence of trees/buildings etc., then another vehicle (in LoS) can be made the
master and the unreachable vehicle can be controlled through the new master Desired
Outcome A UAV formation flying simulation that can address the above mentioned
limitations of single UAV operation and perform a successful fly through over a given
area Dataset SRTM or ASTER digital elevation maps can be provided for a given
region to generate the terrain over which the formation flying simulation is to be
carried out ( https://nrsc.gov.in/hackathon2018/) Domain Software development
(desktop based) Challenge Formulating a technique to arrange and operate simulated
UAVs in a master slave fashion Usage Massively increasing the capabilities of UAV
image acquisition process. The same concept can be extended to satellites if a software
simulation proves valid (of course with certain constraints). Generation of (stereo) 3D
object maps using multi-angle image pairs (currently not available) User Scientists
Expected number of users 100 Role of user Use the software to propose actual UAV
firmware that can perform the desired outcome in the field Technicality Technical
Available solutions (if yes, reason for not using them) None available for this problem
domain in India Domain Expert(s) Dr. Dibyajyoti Chutia d.chutia@nesac.gov.in Shri
Siddhartha Bhuyan siddhartha.bhuyan86@gmail.com Shri Nilay Nishant
nilaynishant@gmail.com
66.Distributed Panorama Construction of High Resolution UAV Imagery Using
Public Compute Nodes
Problem Statement The raw remote sensing/optical imagery captured by UAVs almost
always needs to be processed for generating a region panorama using image stitching.
The image stitching procedure generally involves various steps namely: Feature
detection for finding correspondences between images so that they may be considered
for alignment Image calibration for removing optical defects such as distortions,
chromatic aberrations etc. Image registration that involves feature matching to
determine optimal alignment features Image blending that involves executing the
adjustments figured out in the calibration stage, combined with remapping of the
images to an output projection However, these images are typically of gigantic sizes
due to which processing them takes a significant amount of time and hardware based
computational resources. This leads to cumulative delays in preparation of the imagery
data in a format that is useful for scientific or public use. Thus after determining those
steps which do not have dependencies on the other steps of processing, the images can
be divided into chunks of small size (say a few KBs) and these can be distributed
among the devices owned by common people such as smartphones, or even desktops.
An app/software will utilize the resources of the mobile or desktop to perform
processing on the small image chunk and send the results back to the servers. At the
server end, the processed chunks are assembled together to get the final output for that
processing stage. Desired Outcome Panorama constructed from unstitched UAV
images utilizing algorithms that have to work in a distributed fashion to produce the
final image Dataset Unstitched UAV images acquired for the North East Indian region
will be provided https://nrsc.gov.in/hackathon2018/ Domain Software development
(app and desktop based) Challenge Expansion of existing image stitching techniques
to work in a distributed environment and formulation of algorithms for the same Usage
Provides a very easy way of distributing the work/effort required to process huge UAV
images. Saves on the IT infrastructure upgradation costs. Inclusion of the common
peoples resources in solving scientific problems giving the space research
infrastructure unparalleled power and practically infinite resources. Can be extended
to other image processing tasks like image segmentation/classification, interferometric
analysis etc. User Common people/scientists Expected number of users 100 300 Role
of user To download and install the app/software on ones electronic computing device
like Android mobile or desktop PC so as to become a participating compute node that
would do its part in contributing to the panorama construction Technicality Technical
Available solutions (if yes, reason for not using them) None available for this problem
domain in India Domain Expert(s) Dr. Dibyajyoti Chutia d.chutia@nesac.gov.in Shri
Siddhartha Bhuyan siddhartha.bhuyan86@gmail.com Shri Nilay Nishant
nilaynishant@gmail.com
67.Estimating path profile of rain rate from point rainfall and total path attenuation
data
Problem Statement Ka band satellite signals are highly attenuated by rain. For a
satellite signal, extended from the ground receiver to the satellite, the total attenuation
is the path integral of the specific attenuation (attenuation per unit length) along the
path under the rain height. The specific attenuation profile, in turn, is dependent upon
the path profile of the rain rate. However, it is practical to measure the rain rates at
only one location. Since the rain rate is spatially variable, this point measurement of
rain rate cannot be readily used for estimating the total rain attenuation for a signal
path. The problem expects development of a statistical function for the path profile of
rain rate as a function of the given point rain rate and the total rain attenuation over the
path in a definite frequency. This may be done for any particular location of the satellite
and ground receiver over Indian region. The expression for specific attenuation in
terms of the rain rate will be provided. The event wise spatial variation of rain rate,
available in the open sources may be used to obtain the directional spatial correlation
for such modelling. Datasets https://nrsc.gov.in/hackathon2018/ Domain SATCOM
Link Designing Challenge The challenge lies in appropriately functionalizing the
direction and location sensitive rain rate profiles for given rain point rain rate and
finding out the appropriate statistics. Usage By ISRO in modeling rain attenuation over
satellite links for designing links for Ka band Satellite Communication systems. User
ISRO, VSAT Operators No. of users Role of user To validate the model and use it in
system design for Ka Band Satcom system. Technicality Technical Available solutions
(if yes, reason for not using them) Not known Domain Expert Dr. Rajat Acharya, Dr.
Randhir Singh
68.New Position Estimation Algorithm using range differences from satellites
Problem Statement Navigation receivers for GPS, NavIC etc. use known satellite
positions and ranges from these satellites to receivers to determine its position and
time. The current position estimation algorithm uses linearization technique for such
estimation, which considers only first order variations of range and solves using
iterative operation. Further, the ranges measured at the receivers are contaminated by
the common receiver clock bias. This demands additional mandatory requirement of
finding the clock bias while solving for position. A new algorithm for estimating
receiver position may be developed which uses differences in ranges from different
satellites to the receiver (rather than using absolute ranges). Differencing the ranges
obtained from two different satellites at the same instant will eliminate the clock error
from the variables used for estimation. The algorithm should (i) estimate the unknown
receiver coordinates without any approximation, (ii) provide variances in the
estimation process in terms of variances in range measurements. Datasets
https://nrsc.gov.in/hackathon2018/ Domain Satellite Navigation Service Challenge
The challenge lies in selecting the optimal way for handling the consequent three
dimensional hyperbolic equations with minimum operations and without making the
process computation intensive. Usage In the NavIC receivers, as an improved
alternative to current position estimation algorithm User NavIC receiver designers
(ISRO, Private Vendors, Academic Institutes) No. of users 20-25 Role of user To
explore usage of Alternate PVT Algorithm Technicality Technical Available solutions
(if yes, reason for not using them) Not Known Domain Expert Dr. Rajat Acharya
69.Geofencing of data on NavIC/IRNSS signals
Problem Statement The Indian satellite navigation systems include the regional
primary navigation system, NavIC and the augmentation system, GAGAN. These
systems use message based signal structure, where every message transmitted is fixed
in length and has its own identified message ID. Apart from carrying the navigation
messages, the currently unused message IDs may be used for transmitting text
information for the purpose of disaster warning, location based services etc. Further,
the information may be geofenced. A geo-fence is a virtual perimeter for a real
geographic area. The use of a geo-fence is called geofencing. A location-aware device
can be geofenced such that it is able to read and display a transmitted message only
within a given defined boundary. This facility is disabled on the receiver exiting the
geo-fence. This project involves development of framework for total end to end
information flow with geofencing facility. It should include (i) the data structuring in
the message, (ii) message priority estimation, (ii) selection of appropriate encryption,
(iii) authentication techniques, etc. (iv) Further, a software module to be developed
that identifies, decrypts and displays the text information, with a simulated structured
message as input. The geofence boundary will be provided such that the decryption
ability will toggle inside and outside of it. Deliverable A full fledge application which
demonstrates end to end message dissemination in controlled manner. Datasets
https://nrsc.gov.in/hackathon2018/ Domain Satellite Navigation services Challenge
The challenge lies in proper selection of the key steps in designing a message structure,
like data formatting, choice of encryption protocol, optimized placement of key
elements in the message, etc. Also, precisely estimating the inclusion/exclusion within
the geofence and enabling the key sensitive to the geo location is also challenging.
Usage Dissemination of important information, to different categories of users based
upon their locations. Therefore, key use will be for disaster warning applications and
LBS. User ISRO,Strategic Users, General Public No. of users Role ISRO to validate
the scheme for NavIC . Technicality Technical Available solutions (if yes, reason for
not using them) Domain Experts Dr. Rajat Acharya, Atul Shukla
70.Content based Image Retrieval based on two themes i.e. burnt area assessment
and water body in the order of similarity ranking (based on reference image)
from large satellite imagery repository
Problem Statement Presently many satellite data centres have large number of satellite
image repository and it is difficult to catalog them on the basis of different
classes/themes. So it is imperative to develop algorithms in order to query them on the
basis of themes and further rank them according to feature similarity Desired Outcome
Rank all the input images on the basis of their similarity ranking w.r.t (i) burnt area
and (ii) water body Challenge Storage of satellite imageries in the DBMS and along
with image contents in the form of feature vector is a big challenge Datasets
https://nrsc.gov.in/hackathon2018/ User No. of users Role of user Technicality
Technical Available solutions (if yes, reason for not using them) Domain Expert (s)
Dr. Sameer Saran and Shri P.A. Verma
71.Garbage volume estimation using multi-view garbage photographs.
Problem Statement Garbage estimation specially at household collection center is time
consuming task and requires human resources to manage the logistics. An automatic
tool for estimating garbage from the uploaded garbage pics through crowdsourcing
will be helpful for the swachh bharat app developed by IIRS(ISRO) for logistic
management. Desired Outcome Real time total volume estimation from the sample
garbage site through mobile app solution Challenge Image understanding to measure
from unstructured data like image. How to extract volume from two overlapping
photographs. Datasets https://nrsc.gov.in/hackathon2018/ User No. of users Role of
user Technicality Technical Available solutions (if yes, reason for not using them)
Domain Expert (s) Dr. Sameer Saran and Shri Ashutosh Kumar Jha
72.Location Based Services Offline Routing Mobile App
Problem Statement Location based services (LBS) serves to provide information to the
mobile user based on their current location using onboard GPS on the mobile device.
Mostly these services are provided online i.e. depends on the Internet and thus have
limited use in case of limited connectivity. One of the desired functionality in such
apps is identifying shortest path between two locations. Desired Outcome Android
based LBS Mobile App providing routing functionality using any algorithm for
computing the shortest path (based on distance) between two user defined points
(locations). Challenge This project involves developing offline LBS mobile app
(Android) using FOSS4G tools for finding shortest path. Datasets Sample dataset is
provided. https://nrsc.gov.in/hackathon2018/ User No. of users Role of user
Technicality Technical Available solutions (if yes, reason for not using them) Domain
Expert (s) Dr. Sameer Saran and Shri Kapil Oberai
73.Optimal Connectivity of Unconnected Villages through Roads in Rural Area
(Uttarakhand)
Problem Statement 1. At present there are so many villages in the country which are
not connected with metaled roads. 2. For providing better road transport facility and to
access village resources for economic development in a better way, the connectivity
of every eligible village through all-weather roads is very much required. 3. Rural road
connectivity is a critical component in the socio-economic development of rural India
by providing access to amenities like transport, education, health, marketing, etc. 4.
There is a nationwide centrally sponsored scheme of Ministry of Rural Development,
Government of India namely Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY)
(http://pmgsy.nic.in). In this yojana, the officials of Ministry of rural development are
selecting un-metaled roads between villages and nearest district/state highways as per
the proposals of Gram Pradhan or block development officer but not using Technology
for selecting these un-metaled roads (which are to be converted into metaled roads) for
optimization of total road length and hence the government expenditure. 5. Geospatial
technology has tremendous potential to tackle such road transportation networking
problems. 6. This problem aims to connect all eligible unconnected villages (currently
connected through kuccha/un-metaled roads) in the country through metaled roads in
GIS environment. Desired Outcome 1. A GIS Tool of Minimum Spanning Tree
Problem for optimal solution of PMGSY. 2. Customization of the above GIS tool with
any open source GIS software. Optimal solution with respect to minimum road length
along with proper connectivity of all unconnected villages with the nearest connected
village or district/state highway. Challenge 1. Extraction of all Kachha/Un-metaled
Roads from every unconnected village to other nearby villages or district/state/national
highways using Satellite Data 2. Data design and editing for the solution of the
problem. 3. Understanding the network algorithms and computer programming for
connecting unconnected villages with metaled roads. 4. GIS Tool development in open
source software using optimal network Algorithm 5. Testing and validation of results
Datasets 1. https://nrsc.gov.in/hackathon2018/ (Example data of Road Network and
Villages Locations) 2. http://pmgsy.nic.in (PMGSY guidelines) 3.
http://bhuvan.nrsc.gov.in (Satellite Data) User 1. Officials of Ministry of Rural
Development, Government of India are responsible for implementing PMGSY in the
rural India. These officials need to identify the un-metaled roads between eligible
unconnected villages and nearest connected village or district/state highways in order
to minimize the total roads construction length and thus total government money. 2.
The villagers are also facing many problems while travelling or transporting crops
from their villages to other destinations/markets. No. of users Role of user Tool
Developer and Analyst Technicality Technical Available solutions (if yes, reason for
not using them) 1. Currently there is no readymade solution for this problem 2. Few
tools have been developed using network algorithm to find out the solution of
minimum spanning tree problem over graphs. Domain Expert (s) Dr. Sameer Saran
and Shri Hari Shankar
74.Efficient Indexing for Spatial-temporal Data in GIS Environment
Problem Statement Advancement of Location based services (LBS), IOT (internet of
things) and ubiquitous computing devices and high temporal and spatial resolution
satellite data acquisition has started flooding enormous data. In order to analyze these
data in GIS environment, the challenge is for faster execution of complicated GIS
algorithms and tools. There are many GIS tools which cannot directly handle large size
spatio-temporal data due to limited memory. To handle large size data, first data is
stored in database and then it is accessed by the GIS tools. Access is usually made
faster by making indexing in the database. Efficient indexing technique for spatial-
temporal data would in fact can reduce the execution time of these programs many
folds. In GIS there are two kind of data- Raster Data (Images) and Vector Data
(Geometry). Vector data can be of point, line and polygon. Indexing technique should
be able to handle point, line and polygon. Should be optimized at least for point data.
If possible, should be extendable to support Raster (Student may design different
indexing technique for raster and vector data). Desired Outcome A program library
(or API) to create in memory spatio-temporal index on geospatial data. o Optimized
for nearest neighbor and Intersection search in Space-time domain. o Should support
multi-dimensional (dimensions excluding space and time) indexing Example
program in python (preferable) using the developed API and comparing the results o
using spatio-temporal data with and without using index o using spatio-temporal data
with respect to using RTree index (only spatial index) o using only spatial data with
and without index using only spatial data with respect to using RTree index Challenge
Most of the spatial database have efficient indexing technique developed for handling
spatial data and attribute data. Challenge is to develop single indexing for both space
and time. Most of the GIS tools are designed to access data directly from the source
file like (tiff image, GML, csv or .shp file). Challenge is to design/implement in-
memory indexing technique for spatio-temporal data, so that it can be directly
incorporated into existing GIS algorithms. Datasets
https://nrsc.gov.in/hackathon2018/ User GIS User doing analysis and data mining over
spatio-temporal data No. of users Role of user Analyst Technicality Technical
Available solutions (if yes, reason for not using them) Rtree (please refer link for
details http://toblerity.org/rtree/) support spatial data type but dont support time.
Domain Expert (s) Dr. Sameer Saran and Shri K Shiva Reddy
75.To develop a mathematical tool for station-keeping of halo orbits with minimum
fuel consumption.
Problem Statement Assume that a satellite is moving on a L1-halo orbit of Sun-Earth
system in CRTBP. Due to perturbation forces satellite will not follow the reference
trajectory as initial halo orbits are designed with simplified mathematical models. Due
to this, satellite deviates from the reference trajectory path and to overcome this
situation a station keeping strategy is required which can keep the satellite within the
desired torus. So a mathematical tool is required to plane the maneuver strategy with
optimal (minimum) fuel consumption. The reference orbit is provided in the form of
data file. Actual orbit can be obtained by introducing some perturbations in the position
and velocity of the satellite at some instant and then propagating the state in future by
using the new perturbed state as the initial position and velocity. Desired Outcome A
mathematical tool to provide the L1 point halo orbit station keeping strategy. Dataset
Provided Domain Interplanetary Trajectory Challenge Algorithm design Usage For
Aditya mission User ISRO SATELLITE CENTRE, ISTRAC and other Space
Agencies. Expected number of users 10 Role of user To use it for designing transfer
trajectory to L1 point as a software tool Technicality Technical Available solutions (if
yes, reason for not using them) Not Available with ISRO Domain Expert(s) Jai Kumar
76.Public address system
It is observed that the announcements from public address systems at railway satations
are at times not audible. It may be due to train noise, crowding at the station, technical
defects in the public address system etc. A solution needs to be evolved so that the
passengers can listen to such announcements clearly on their personal devices like
mobile etc.
77.Machine reading of content of customer feed back
Indian Railways has online system of customer feedback in suggestion. Customers can
give their feedback on website, mobile application as well as through social media.
Since the number of feedback is large, machine reading of the content and
classification among various departments, zonal and regional offices can help in quick
transfer of such feedback to the concerned officials for immediate redressal. A solution
need to be developed for such a utility.
78.To design the transfer trajectory from earth parking orbit to halo orbit in the
Sun-Earth circular restricted three body problem (CRTBP) using differential
corrector.
Problem Statement Assume that a satellite is revolving around Earth in a 200 200 km
circular parking orbit. Our objective is to transfer the satellite from the Earth parking
orbit to Sun-Earth L1-halo orbit. Stable manifolds of halo orbits provide a natural way
to transfer the satellite but it takes more time than the desired time and also does not
pass to the desired altitude. Like by using manifolds the transfer trajectory takes around
328 days from Earth parking orbit to halo orbit. Hence it is desired to apply some other
mathematical tool to design the transfer trajectory. Differential corrector with
manifolds can be a suitable way to design the transfer trajectory. A circular restricted
three body problem model can be considered for this study. A transfer trajectory is
provided in the form of data file. But this trajectory passes at an altitude of around
5100 km from the Earth surface. Hence it need to correct to pass at an altitude of 200
km to touch the desired parking orbit. Desired Outcome A mathematical tool to provide
the L1 point halo orbit transfer trajectory. Dataset Provided Domain Interplanetary
Trajectory Challenge Algorithm design Usage For Aditya mission User ISRO
SATELLITE CENTRE, ISTRAC and other Space Agencies. Expected number of
users 10 Role of user To use it for designing transfer trajectory to L1 point as a software
tool Technicality Technical Available solutions (if yes, reason for not using them) Not
Available with ISRO Domain Expert(s) Jai Kumar

79.Enable customized animation over the internet


Problem Statement ISRO has archival of time series of various satellite data in the
form of time-stamped images. An efficient mechanism is to be developed to view an
animation of time series of satellite data by the users is required. User can choose the
start and end time / date and able to visualize its animation over the internet with
different speeds of animation. Desired Outcome Customized animation over internet
Datasets http://nrsc.gov.in/hackathon2018/animation Domain Software development
Challenge Development of light weight animation over the internet with a smooth
transition of images Usage Useful on ISRO web portals of Bhuvan, MOSDAC and
VEDAS User Public and Decision makers No. of users 500 Role of user Customised
Visualisation of animation Technicality Technical Available solutions (if yes, reason
for not using them) Current solutions are not providing smooth animation for large
number of images. Domain Expert(s) Shashikant A Sharma, Markand P. Oza
80.Telecom Connectivity
Indian Railways have telecom connectivity through RailTel OFC network, BSNL etc.,
for reserved ticketing counters, Unreserved ticketing counters, freight operations
information system terminals etc., across the country. The uptime of telecom channels
is monitored through network management system. A software solution to monitor the
telecom channels, analyze the status or performance of various channels and prevent
failures can help in improving performance
81.Text Extractor
Problem Statement Extract and Organize the regional text in the community assets
Photographs -With an emphasis on transparency and accountability various ministries
under Government of India have taken initiative of geo tagging the respective assets.
While geo tagging the assets the latitude, longitude, photograph and other important
attributes are being captured. -However, there is additional information of immense
value embedded in the photographs in Regional Languages which are currently not
used in decision making process due to lack of automated system for extraction &
organizing the information embedded in the photograph. Desired Outcome -The
Solution shall comprise an automatic (1) identification of the regional language. 3
Languages shall be attempted. English, Hindi & any one Regional Language of Teams
Choice (2) detection and extraction of text within the images (3) Organization of the
extracted info. in a structured manner & Linking with the geographic coordinates
Datasets https://nrsc.gov.in/hackathon2018/ Domain Computer Vision, Image to Text
Conversion (E.G) Optical Character Recognition (OCR). Challenge Automatic
language identification, extraction and Organizing the information Usage To enrich
the Community Assets Inventory which is an important input in Developmental
Planning User Public, Decision Makers and Panchayat Raj Institutions Expected No.
of concurrent users Extraction will be scheduled offline on the allotted directory of
photographs uploaded by the user, during geo-tagging. Role of user -To schedule the
execution of the automated solution on the allotted directory of photographs uploaded
by the user during geo-tagging Technicality Technical Available solutions (if yes,
reason for not using them) Not Available Domain Expert(s) Vijaya Banu. A, Uday Raj
82.Gram Panchayat Adoption Advisor
Problem Statement Analyze, Prioritize and Advise on selection of a GP for Adoption
-Having proven successful stories under Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana which
promotes the citizens of the country to adopt a village and work along with the
community at the grass root level towards development of the villages, Member of
Parliament, Academic Institutions, IT Professionals, Industries, NRIs, NGOs and
Individual volunteers are working to achieve the above mentioned goal in a
participatory manner. -Currently the selection of GP for adoption is done manually. -
Hence there is a need of an automated solution to rank the GPs based on various
developmental indicators integrating the available datasets, enabling the volunteers to
select a most backward GP for adoption. Desired Outcome -The Solution shall include
(1) development of a novel approach to analyze the spatial datasets available for the
GPs to understand the existing geographical, demographic, terrain profile and land-use
pattern of the GP, agriculture & production practices, availability & accessibility of
the basic amenities, opportunities in achieving sustainable development goals, access
to rights and entitlements, literacy, health, hygiene, sanitation, natural resource, safe
drinking water & sustainable livelihood opportunities, reach of ICT etc. (2)
Development of GP development index (3) Ranking the GPs based on the indices
towards adoption and (4) assess the developmental status & performance in
implementation of welfare and development program. Datasets Towards effective
utilization of space technology & application for Gram Panchayat Developmental
Planning and Monitoring, NRSC, ISRO with the collaborators has generated Satellite
Images, thematic maps including drainage, road, rail, land use land cover and slope,
etc, geo-tagged community assets at Gram Panchayat Level for the entire country. One
complete set of datasets available within ISRO for a selected GP will be provided.
https://nrsc.gov.in/hackathon2018/ Domain Geographic Information System, Spatial
Analytics and Data Mining Challenge Integration of available information from varied
sources and developing a practical GP development index Usage This solution shall
also be an input to comprehensive Gram Panchayat Development Plan. User Public,
Decision Makers and Panchayat Raj Institutions Expected No. of concurrent users 500
Role of user -To explore, access and analyze the developmental status of a GP -To
prioritize a GP for development To analyze and plan for the development of GPs
Technicality Technical Available solutions (if yes, reason for not using them)
Comprehensive solution is not Available Domain Expert(s) Vijaya Banu. A, Uday Raj
83.Development of onboard digital fuel gauge for power cars for fuel monitoring
At present, analogue type of fuel gauge of high least count is provided on the fuel tank
in under frame which needs to be improved upon for close monitoring of fuel
consumption. It requires development of digital fuel gauge for accuracy of
measurement while train is on the line.
84.Speaking Geo GP Assistant
Problem Statement:Speak and Listen to your Gram Panchayat Assistant in Indian
Language. -Voice Enabled Applications improve the accessibility of the applications
to different target groups, convenience and easy usage. In addition to this the support
for regional language facilitates users to communicate and understand in their native
language thus inviting a larger audience for application. -Government of India made
an announcement mandating support for 22 Indian languages on all phones sold in
India from July 2017 onwards -At Present only menu driven geo-portals are available
to access the datasets, analyze a Gram Panchayat and generate plans for the
development -This approach may reduce the accessibility & usability of the application
and hence may miss a group of potential and intended users. Desired Outcome A
Mobile Phone based software system which can listen and speak to the user in any one
of the Indian Language and provides insights about a Gram Panchayat in GIS Domain.
The Query and Responses related to GP developmental planning, to be implemented
in the solution are as given below but shall not be limited to: -User: Go to Gram
Panchayat Ambala. The Assistant navigates to Ambala on Map and responds User:
What is the Population of Ambala GP. The Assistant says that the Total Population is
n. Male Population is n and Female Population is n. User: What is the Area of Gram
Panchayat. The Assistant answers n km2. User: How many Schools are in Ambala
GP. The Assistant answers n. User: Which is the nearest school for the settlement
Balapur. The Assistant answers XY School which is 1 km from the Balapur Settlement.
User: In education sector show me the gaps in Ambala GP. Assistant: Ideally 3
Schools should be there. There is a gap of one school. User: Which is the optimal
location to build the school. Assistant: Navigates to the location in the map after
successful analysis of the data. -The Above shall be in any one of the Indian Language
Datasets Towards effective utilization of space technology & application for Gram
Panchayat Developmental Planning and Monitoring, NRSC, ISRO with the
collaborators has generated Satellite Images, thematic maps including drainage, road,
rail, land use land cover and slope, etc, geo-tagged community assets at Gram
Panchayat Level for the entire country. One complete set of datasets available within
ISRO for a selected GP will be provided. https://nrsc.gov.in/hackathon2018/ Domain
Automatic Speech Recognition, Natural Language Processing, Digital Signal
Processing, Geographic Information System & Mobile Application Development
Challenge Implementing Speech recognition techniques & App development in any
one of the Indian local languages in GIS domain. Usage This will extend the reach of
the solutions, built using Space Technology and Application for GP development. User
Public, Decision Makers and Panchayat Raj Institutions Expected No. of concurrent
users 500 Role of user -To explore, access and understand about GP -To analyze and
plan for the development of GPs -To Monitor the Developmental Activities of the GP
Technicality Technical Available solutions (if yes, reason for not using them) Not
Available Domain Expert(s) Vijaya Banu. A, Uday Raj
85.Digital Signature Verification in Local Area Network using ASP.Net & C#
The objective is to develop a digital signature program for authentication and signing
of documents for internal use of the organization. Problem scenario I : Each user will
be given his/her own eToken containing a digital signature corresponding to the user.
The application should have the following feature: 1. The application will have to
authenticate the user using the public key of the user stored in the server. Java Applet
or any other code segment which has browser dependability issue cannot be used in
the client side, the developer can make use of JavaScript for Client Side Code. 2. The
server side code to be written exclusively in C#. 3. The application should make use
of the private key stored in the eToken and there should be some encryption through
the private key and decryption through the public key happening to authenticate the
user. 4. The application should show a False if the logged in user and the inserted
eToken DO NOT MATCH and the result to be True if the inserted eToken and the
Logged In user is a MATCH. Problem scenario II : A word/pdf/excel document to
be uploaded to the server should get signed on the fly whenever eToken is plugged in.
1. The application has to apply the users digital signature on the document being
uploaded and the fly. In the server the signed document will only reside. 2. Java Applet
or any other code segment which has browser dependability issue cannot be used in
the client side, the developer can make use of JavaScript for Client Side Code. 3. The
server side code to be written exclusively in C#. 4. The document should be signed
using the users private key residing in the eToken. The signature on the document to
be verified using the users public key residing on the server.2 Users of this system :
The users would be Employees of the organisation for digitally signing documents.
The IT department of the organisation can deploy the Digital signature module in their
applications. Technology that can help address the issue : Digital Signature APIs
available in ASP.NET. Desired Solution : a)Authentication of the user using public
private key pair b)Digitally signing the document using private key
86.Creation of Mail Dashboard
Outgoing Mails & Incoming mails to a particular Mail Id. Within this, segregation
should be made between internal domain & external domain. Day/Week/Month/Year
Wise reports should be available. Top 10 Mail Ids by No. Of Mail received / sent,
Size of mail Boxes, Total size of Attachments sent / received should be made available.
Inbound & Outbound Mail Analytics to be gathered and shown Users of this system: :
HOD (IT), Mail Administrator Technology that can help address the issue: A JAVA
based in-house Portal can be made with a MYSQL database to store Mail Data. Desired
Solution : Better Management of Mail Boxes. Proactive monitoring. Detecting any
suspicious activity
87.Group Messaging Solution
Evaluation of a group messaging solution between senior executives of a group of
organizations and concerned ministrys workforce. The solution should be secure and
only encrypted messages should be allowed, with no uploading of any file. The
solution should support Group conference. Development of a shared & secure
messaging solution between Top Management of a group of organisations. Important
discussions, plans can be discussed. Messages to be encrypted while sending &
retrieving. The Messaging server can be kept in ministry. The Messaging client can be
installed on Top Managements Laptops. Users of this system: Top management of
relevant organizations and ministrys executives. Technology that can help address the
issue: A solution on the template of Google hangouts which can support group
messaging between two executives as well as group messaging. Desired Solution : A
safe and secure professional communication between two people or a group of people
when needed.
88.Prototype/application for controlling wireless connectivity inside the premises
Wireless connectivity can be detected by devices that support Wi-Fi connectivity such
as laptops, smart phones, handheld devices etc. from within organizational premises.
If password is hacked/known unsolicited user(s) can access Wi-Fi from within the
organizational premises. Mechanism for blocking of wireless connectivity is not
known. Users of this system: Every individual connected to the cyberspace in O. F.
organization which consists of i. Users who directly access the PCs of the
organization. ii. Server administrators. Technology that can help address the issue:
Stationary hi power sensor(s) that detect(s) Wi-Fi connectivity inside the premises and
debar access is suggested. The system running on the hardware device/sensor can be
developed through java or any other API (Application Programming Interface).
Desired Solution: Stationary hi power sensor(s) that detect(s) Wi-Fi connectivity
inside the premises and debar access is suggested. A prototype is required to be
developed for this purpose. This will ensure full assurance regarding implementation
of MoD guideline of not permitting Wi-Fi within organizational premises.
89.Prototype/application for whitelisting of USB devices in OFB which can be
subsequently used on internet as well as on intranet
USB white listing becomes essential for demarcation of pendrives/ external hard drives
issued by organization and fit for use to handle official data. USB white listing can be
done in such a manner so that same USB storage device can be accessed from any PC,
server and laptop issued by the organization, irrespective of their connectivity to the
internet or to the intranet. It may also be ensured that the encryption mechanism
remains standard and uniform throughout the organization. Outside systems should not
be able to access such encrypted storage devices. Users of this system: Users using pen
drive to transfer data from Intranet to Internet & vice-versa. Technology that can help
address the issue: An integrated system that will provide MAC addressing based bulk
whitelisting of storage media. It can be developed through java or any other API
(Application Programming Interface). Desired Solution: A prototype/application of
national system for media access that will encompass standard policies/guidelines for
media/USB device access control policy and data recovery can be deployed, preferably
open source. There will be improvement in internal efficiency saving of time and effort
as well as improved user experience.
90.Design of cyber physical surveillance system for smart cars
Algorithm to be developed for maintaining secure communication for smart cars.
Algorithm for situational awareness. Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) are integrations
of computation, networking, and physical processes. Embedded computers and
networks monitor and control the physical processes, with feedback loops where
physical processes affect computations and vice versa. The economic and societal
potential of such systems is vastly greater than what has been realized, and major
investments are being made worldwide to develop the technology. The technology
builds on the older (but still very young) discipline of embedded systems, computers
and software embedded in devices whose principle mission is not computation, such
as cars, toys, medical devices, and scientific instruments. CPS integrates the dynamics
of the physical processes with those of the software and networking, providing
abstractions and modeling, design, and analysis techniques for the integrated whole.
These days the development of smart cars is on the rise. Self-driving cars equipped
with sensors is in high demand in the research field. Users of this system: The solution
will be used for in vehicle communication and vehicle tracking application Technology
that can help address the issue: Sensor integration / Cloud computing Desired Solution
: The solution is to be developed for secure communications between sensors in the
car as well as the secure communication between smart cars to prevent cyber-attacks
on smart cars.
91.Vision based algorithm for sensing of railway tracks.
These days the sabotaging of railway tracks has been causing immense accidents and
loss of lives. Algorithm to be developed with the help of computer vision and Internet
of Things based methods to detect any anomaly on the railway tracks. The solution
should comprise of sensors which can keep tab on the railway tracks and the
consolidated picture can be seen at a local and global surveillance shelter. Besides
sensor based surveillance the solution should also be camera based and video based
surveillance systems to monitor the railway tracks and detect anomalies within a buffer
area of the railway tracks. This solution should be able to identify/track railway tracks
health index and any deterioration must be accompanied by alerts and alarms and the
geo location of the tracks. Sensors needs to be installed on the tracks and internet based
surveillance of tracks shall be developed. Users of this system: The solution will be
used in sensing the railway tracks. Technology that can help address the issue: Sensor
integration / Cloud computing Desired Solution : The solution should be able to
identify/track railway tracks health index and any deterioration must be accompanied
by alerts and alarms and the geo location of the tracks.
92.Consumer Price (CPI) data collection for Rural & Urban Sectors through mobile
based application software CPIAPP(R) & CPIAPP(U).
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.
SMART INDIA HACKATHON
INDIA & THE WORLD
Women Welfare Schemes under one canopy
Challenge Description with context : Government of Gujarat implementing a many
women welfare schemes in the State. All the schemes fall under the various
departments administrative control and each scheme have different criteria for
selections of beneficiaries. It is right time to develop a dedicated website where all
departments women related updated schemes information is available for citizen.
Information regarding brief description, district level contact person, address of office
and eligible beneficiary criteria etc. If such problems are resolved on the digital
platform that could help to promote women welfare scheme and awareness across the
State. Expected Outcomes : All information available under one umbrella for
beneficiaries. All scheme related information will be easily available to women.
Information about application forms and lists of necessary supporting documents.
Geographical mapping of district office locations or contacts for support women
welfare activities. Geographical mapping of such NGOs/CBOs/Shelter homes/Child
Homes/Old age home etc.
Mapping of crime against women
Description : Because of the conservatism and mentality of the society, the violence of
women in some areas of the state / districts continues to increase. If there is accurate
information about the status of womens violence in the area, then it will be very
effective improvement can be done in the area. What Exact Problem is being Solved?
: Getting details of various types of violence against women in the state, especially in
case of domestic violence, sexual harassment, dowry,child marriage, sexual
harassment and the extent of violence in the different area. Expected Outcomes : To
make mapping easier by area in relation to the type of violence so that specific
strategies can be prepared to prevent specific violence Arrangement of registration
of cases of violence incurred by area and arrangements for getting 3 to 5 year trends
easily Manage the causes and beliefs of the same violence easily Violence can be
classified according to the area Different agencies, organizations can be interlinked
to solve this problem
Geographic information about working women/ shelter home/ short stay home
Description : We do not know the status of shelter home/short stay home/working
women at the state level, and it is necessary to create an easy monitoring system for
their needs and the steps to be taken for the improvement. The lack of technical
arrangements for the discovery of the girls original place so it has to be done manually,
which is complicated and slow Shelter home/ short stay home/working women hostel
is not interconnected. What Exact Problem is being Solved? : Problem in identifying
the status of shelter home/ short stay home/working women and their residential
address . Expected Outcomes : Mv Geography mapping of Shelter home/ short stay
home/working women hostel Mv Interconnection and integration of Shelter home/
short stay home/working women hostel MISAAAppl Application which give detail
information and situation of shelter home/ short stay home/working women
Interconnection and integration of Shelter home/ short stay home/working women
hostel so that we can know their residential address and send to their home Interlink
Shelter home/ short stay home/working women hostel with other state agency and
institute so that we can welfare, rehabilitates and empowered them.
Random selection of samples of THR for laboratory testing and distribution
Description : Take Home Ration are providing to ICDS beneficiaries as a form of
Supplementary nutrition. The procurement of THR is being done through outsourcing
agency and the same is being supplied at AWCs. As per the GoI guidelines, the THR
should be tested before distribution to measure the desired quality. At present random
sampling is being done by manual process and being sent to laboratory. Laboratory
officials test the samples and send the report to state. After confirmation of these
reports, state guides to district to use it or not as per the testing report. There is no
particular mechanism to collect the sample from which place. Expected Outcomes :
We need have such digital system which automatically select the sample on random
basis, provide information to various laboratories, concern officer of food and drug
department and ICDS, collection of samples from various sites and provide the testing
report to each of concern officers. Random Sampling of THR in District, testing of
food through Food and Drug Department. Auto sms/email should be generated for
collection of sample to Drug Inspector. He/she will collect the sample from particular
site and send it to nearby laboratory. After testing, report should be sent to taluka
level, District level as well as State level with description.
Anganwadi Performance Management System
Description : How we can generate demand from Anganwadi Centres for the
beneficiaries of ICDS for Supplementary Nutrition and Take Home ration (THR).
What Exact Problem is being Solved? : ICDS Gujarat having More than 60 lakhs
beneficiaries and 53029 AWCs. Beneficiaries -6 month to 3 yrs of children, 3 to 6
years Children, Pregnant and lactating Mothers and Adolescent girls. Commodities
(Like as Oil, Wheat, Rice, Pulses, Etc) are distributing at Anganwadi centers for
providing to beneficiaries. How we can generate demand as bottom to top approach
(from AWC- Project-District- State)? How many of them are getting daily benefit
(Availing) the various services (SNP, PSE, Growth Monitoring) providing through
AWCs Expected Outcomes : Presence through Photographs with time stamp along
with numbers. Generate xls sheet at server side to measure demand, supply and actual
distribution at the end of month. Verify beneficiaries for the Take Home ration
through digital mode (either biometric or face recognition) Presence of children for
preschool education Presence of Children for Supplementary Nutrition at Anganwadi
center. Concurrent evaluation for nutritional status of children at the regular interval.
Identify available parking spaces at Bus Depots and within the City
Description : In many parts of the city there is a lack of designated parking spaces. It
is occasionally seen that parking is being done by commuters on both the sides of an
already narrow road. This leads to chocking of traffic in roads connecting main roads.
There is a lot of chaos and difficulty is experienced by city dwellers on weekends for
having parking facility near multiplexes, Malls and Key Markets. There are also a lot
of people who have to travel from Vadodara to nearby industrial towns for work. A lot
of small businessmen travel to Ahmedabad, Bharuch, Anand and Surat for purchase of
goods for trade. Heavy pressure exists on parking requirement at Central Bus Station,
Station, and prominent bus depots in the city. There is a plan to establish Zonal and
Central Bus Depots with multilevel parking system and the process occurs in real-time
to inform users about available vacant spaces. What Exact Problem is being Solved? :
Requires automated parking management systems which can be used by citizens to
find the available parking spots in the city/nearby area and pay parking bill for the
available spots. Should also provide an option of monthly pass/ day or night
reservation/ waiting list to up to 40%/25%/5% of total parking slots in each of the
transport hub through mobile SMS messaging system. Once booked if the user does
not come for up to 30 min of the allocated reported time the slot will get released for
booking by other users. 50% charges will be deducted for non-reporting. Users :
General public, corporations, municipal corporations, Agencies Expected Outcomes :
The system should be capable of having providing information to the commuters
about the available parking spaces in real time and also allow them to book their
parking slots before they start from home, also they should be able to take monthly
pass for parking online on the app itself. The app should also be capable of having
some quota for waiting list and information about availability of parking slot and its
reservation shall be possible online. The parking lot should also be capable to
indicating the number of empty parking slots for commuters who drive into the Zonal
& Central Bus depot without having any prior reservation. The app should also be
integrated with parking management system available with major malls, multiplexes,
parks, convention centers and designated parking near no vehicle entry markets.
Online verification of caste certificates
Description : As per the reservation policy of the Government, for the recruitment in
Government jobs and for various Government benefits, the applicants produce caste
certificate to the authority. It is important to verify the genuineness of caste certificate.
However, there is no such mechanism to verify the certificates on the spot. What Exact
Problem is being Solved? : At present, the applicants produce physical copy of caste
certificates to the Government authority for Government jobs or benefits. It is a very
lengthy process to ensure genuineness of the certificate as the copy of certificate is sent
to issuing authority to match unique certificate number, photo and/or name of the
certificate holder. Users : Any Government authority for availing benefits. Expected
Outcomes : An online data bank of caste certificates which can help to verify the
genuineness of caste certificates just by entering the unique certificate number or name
of the certificate holder. Impact : If, online verification of caste certificate is made
possible, lot of time and money can be saved by reducing the effort. It will be ensured
that, only genuine reserved category applicants avail benefits.
Forecasting of Road Submergence (Web Application)
Description : (1) Road & Building Department of Government of Gujarat is committed
to provide basic minimum requirements of people of Gujarat. One of the primary task
of this department is to provide village connectivity to all revenue villages and their
habitations with all road network to connect them with Taluka/District Head Quarters.
This road connectivity ensures the services like Health, Education, Social Services,
Agricultural product marketing etc. to all the citizens residing in rural areas. (2) During
very heavy rains and also in case of sudden discharge of flood water from Dams, these
roads get submerged and the villages/habitations are inaccessible for many days
resulting into untold hardship to villages and they cut off with all basic services. What
Exact Problem is being Solved? : With the advantages of information technology and
forecast based on Satellite revolution. It is not impossible to forecast the likely
occurrence of submergence of road network in advance and accordingly preparedness
for coming hardship and its remedial measures to ease the hardship. Users : The field
officers of Road & Building Department & higher authority assigned to attend the
problems. Expected Outcomes : Establishment of early forecast system at State level
under disaster management will help both villagers and administration to tackle the
forthcoming problem of submergence of road network, thereby helping early
evacuation of likely trapped villagers, livestock (cows, buffalos, goats) and their
belongings well in advance and saving their precious life. Impact : Saving precious life
and belongings of people of affected area. Flow of Work : Data will be collected from
Weather Forecast Department for rainfall and discharge of water from dam by
Irrigation Department. These data will be analysed by R&B Department using this web
application to know submergence of road network and same will be informed to
revenue authority for further actions.
Safe distance alarming system in vehicles
Description : In vehicles, there is always safe braking distance depending upon the
speed of the vehicles. If it can be detected while vehicle is running we can reduce many
accidents on road. Expected Outcomes : Safe braking distance depending upon the
speed of the vehicles and measures front vehicles distance with the use of sensors and
software.
Portable weight measurement device
Description : Today overloading of vehicles damages roads. We need to control this
nuisance to save revenue using in road and its maintenance. In enforcement officials
need to weigh the vehicle so he can check whether vehicle is overloaded or not. But
weighment is not available everywhere and official has to suffer a lot. Expected
Outcomes : Easily carrying software based weight device which can be operated by
use of sensors depending on number of tyres.
SOS System in Vehicle
Description : Now a days vehicle population increased tremendously. With the
increased population problems related to vehicles like traffic jam, road accident, break
down etc occurs. These problems become common in our day to day life. In case of
emergency we need to contact our relatives/police/medical/fire etc. Expected
Outcomes : SOS software which can contact automatically particular help depending
upon the requirement in case of emergency.
Road Symbol Detection Software in Vehicle
Description : There are many symbols related to driving on roads. Some are
mandatory, cautionary and informatorily. All are necessary for road users. But all road
users do not follow the signs and symbols and lack of knowledge increases accident.
Expected Outcomes : Sensor base symbol detection system which act according to
road sign and symbol automatically when vehicle is running.
Integration between RTO police and insurance company in case of fatal accident
case.
Description : In case fatal accident police, RTO and insurance company plays a role.
But today they are working separately. Due to this the procedure becomes tedious and
time consuming. Because of all this the victim couldnt get the benefits of insurance
and has to suffers a lot. Expected Outcomes : To develop online portal for fatal accident
in which for police, RTO and insurance company can report at any time and any place.
So we get whole detail at one place and cases of fatal accident resolved easily and one
can get all the benefits in time.
Data Mining based MoU monitoring portal for Progress review
Description : Many times it gets difficult for investor to reach the Government and
discuss about implementation status of the project as per MoU. Government cannot
expedite the process until they come to know under which stage the investor need help
in approval from them. What Exact Problem is being Solved? : Common portal for all
investor who made MoU with Government for investment. Government and investor
can track under which process the project is getting delayed and necessary solutions
can be brought to reduce the MoU dropped. Fetch the details of various MoU from
industries website. Users : Investors having intention to invest in Gujarat. Expected
Outcomes :One stop portal for all the MoU project updates and status of their
respective projects. Ease of investing in Gujarat without loss of interest. Impact :
Increase in investment in Gujarat. Increase in GDP of Gujarat
GPS tagged factory license and pollution certificates
Description : For the planning of new industries there is unified system for all data and
putting on caps on individual parameters of pollution safety, water consumption versus
availability, public amenities etc. So if the entire license procedures are GPS tagged
and the date are analyzed automatically then it will act as a decision support system.
What Exact Problem is being Solved? : For issuing letter of recommendation for land
conversion the data will help in taking quick decision. Users : MSME Facilitation Desk
Expected Outcomes : Quick processing time for issuing clearances. Impact : Quick
processing time for setting up a factory.
AI for bank statement verification
Description : Now the investor has to input all the figures of amount, interest, period
total etc. manually for subsidy claim. Instead of typing all manually, if the bank
statement of is given access by the investor and the entries are automatically done then
it will help investors in claiming the subsidy. What Exact Problem is being Solved? :
Now no investor wants to spend so much of time unnecessary work, results in taking
help of a consultant. Users : MSME Facilitation Desk Expected Outcomes : Ease the
process of subsidy claim. Impact : Easy process will reduce mistakes in claim module.
Azimuth finder
Description : In the horizontal coordinate system, used in celestial navigation and
satellite dish installation, azimuth is one of the two coordinates. The other is altitude,
sometimes called elevation above the horizon. Today, the reference plane for an
azimuth is typically true north, measured as a 0 azimuth, though other angular units
(grad, mil) can be used. Moving clockwise on a 360 degree circle, east has azimuth
90, south 180, and west 270. There are exceptions: some navigation systems use
south as the reference vector. Any direction can be the reference vector, as long as it
is clearly defined. Users : Any users Expected Outcomes : Application for giving user
information using the Azimuth finder.
Reporting and counseling of cyber- bulling incidents
Description : Cyber bullying can have devastating consequences. Suicide is one. Cases
of young kids committing suicide as a consequence of cyberbullying and sexting are
increasingly coming to the publics attention. Cyberbullying is the use of information
technology to repeatedly harm or harass other people in a deliberate manner.
According to India Legal Definitions, Cyberbullying could be limited to posting
rumors or gossips about a person on the internet bringing about hatred in others minds
or it may go to the extent of personally identifying victims and publishing materials
severely defaming and humiliating them. Users : Any users Expected Outcomes : Web
portal or app for reporting and counseling of cyber- bulling incidents.
Compare differ human voice samples and gives the percentage of matching for
the given human voice samples
Description : Based on the different input human voice samples, find out the
percentage of the voice matching in human voice. So different criminal cases
investigation sometimes it is required to verify and compare the different human voices
and to find out some conclusion based on this evidence. Users : Any users Expected
Outcomes : Application will give the similarity percentage of the human voice samples
using the matching criteria.
Prediction of Anti Tuberculosis Drugs
Description: TB patients require daily drugs for at least 6 to 9 months. Thus, supply of
Anti Tuberculosis Drugs becomes essential. What Exact Problem is being Solved? : If
we can predict the requirement of drugs for each TB centre, we can match the supply
of drug. Users : Officials of RNTCP(TB project) Drug & Logistic dept. Expected
Outcomes : Uninterrupted supply of drugs to TB patients will help to cure the disease
Impact : Cure rate of TB will increase
Accurate daily Load forecasting
Description : Daily Load forecasting is an important component for power system
energy management system. Precise load forecasting helps the electric utility to make
unit commitment decisions, reduce spinning reserve capacity and schedule device
maintenance plan properly. Also it helps an electric utility to make important decisions
including decisions on purchasing and generating electric power, load switching, and
infrastructure development. But there is always gap between actual load and forecasted
load. Short-term load forecasting several factors should be considered, such as time
factors, weather data, possible customers classes, the appliances in the area and their
characteristics including age, the economic and demographic data and their forecasts,
the appliance sales data, and other factors. What Exact Problem is being Solved? : An
accurate and convenient short-term load forecasting (STLF) system, which helps to
increase the power system reliability and reduce the system operation cost. In the
modern electricity market, the energy trade and the spot price establishment are based
on a precise load forecasting result. Users : Utility and power generators Expected
Outcomes : Web Impact : Distribution utilities and power generators.
Mapping of all state and central government services to e-District portal
All schemes of the Delhi Government as well as Government of India can be mapped
on the e-District Portal so that when a person provides his/her data for a scheme, the
data may be matched with all other schemes and alerts generated about the persons
eligibility for the same. This would enable convergence of all schemes across Delhi
and Govt. of India and also prevent duplicacy.
Tool for energy meter data analysis for improvement of power system
Description : Energy meter data is acquired from Automatic Meter Reading (AMR)
enabled meters at 66 / 11kV Substation Feeders, DTRs, High Tension (HT) Consumers
and Selected Low Tension (LT) Consumers at regular intervals or real-time data using
on-demand polling. This data will be used to monitor the distribution parameters, for
accurate billing purposes and generate exceptional and Management Information
System (MIS) reports for analysis, decision making, planning, monitoring, and
managing the business activities correctly. MDAS Meter Data Accusations System,
MDM Meter Data Management System The MDAS deals with acquiring data that
will be used by MDM for Storage, Management and generation of Reports. Sometime
meter data is not acquired due to communication problems. The system will capture,
extract, analyze and integrate the data on common data structure from meters of
various manufacturers at Substation feeders, DTRs, HT Consumers, and select LT
Consumers. There will be point out un metered energy by energy accounting form data
collected from meters. What Exact Problem is being Solved? : Tool for meter data like
value of Voltage, Current, Power factor, frequency, Energy Demand and use of energy.
Tool/System for improvement of quality of power supply and reduce energy loss.
Users : Power Distribution Utility Expected Outcomes : Web
Develop a software where old age pension applications are queued up and pulled
up
Department is currently enrolling all Old Age Pension Scheme beneficiaries online
through e-District Portal. The scheme has a finite number of vacancies for each
constituency. Therefore, once the available vacancies are filled-up, the portal does not
accept any new forms, nor are they queued up. Whereas as the cases are processed,
some may be rejected and accordingly some vacancies will become available.
Development of a software where the Old Age Pension applications are queued up and
can be pulled up as and when vacancies become available.
Tariff benefit to consumer at the time of excess power generation in system.
Description : There is difference prices for every power generators with respected to
time and locations. There are instances where low cost power is available but actual
demand in is not available. To meet this, tariff benefit pass to the consumers in their
bill by shifting their use of load in low cost power generation period. TOD-Time of
Day Billing Central level of generation monitoring and requirement of demand. Meter
should be capable to measured energy and transfer 15 min interval data to central
server. What Exact Problem is being Solved? : Consumers will get tariff benefits for
shifting their non-critical load in low tariff period. Utility broadcast information of low
tariff period. By implementing above practice, we can able to reduce our peak demand
and make flatten demand curve. Users : Utility and consumers Expected Outcomes :
There will be web & mobile base mechanism which easily pass information to
consumers for use of power in low tariff period and available surplus power in grid.
Impact : Interested all consumers who wants dynamic tariff benefits
GIS-GPS base new connection estimate generation by using their Mobile/web
base application
Description : On-line registration for new connection demand in prescribed form along
with GEO Co-ordinates of prospective connection locations. System will verify the
documents and Check feasibility of the connections from nearest feasible network. The
system will prepare feasibility report and generate estimate/Firm Quotation as per
norms and will appear in mobile App / Web. GIS- Geographical Information System
GPS- Global Positioning system Generate one or more link-node calculation networks
for each project, starting from the registered source network. Analyze the distribution
network around the potential work site to trace which valves need to be closed and
which customers it will affect. What Exact Problem is being Solved? : GIS based
Decision Support System which will provide various online services to
consumers/prospective consumers, a handy tool to the utility staff to assist in their field
work and a platform to the management to analyze, plan and implement various
business requirements The Mobile App will provide various facilities to DISCOMs
employees for GPS mapping of electrical network on base map, updates of network,
tracking of pending connections applications, release of connections, decision making
for network strengthening, feeder bifurcation, creation of new substation, complaint
resolving, connection checking, viewing of updated circulars, rules, regulations etc.
Users : All Power Distribution Utilities Expected Outcomes : Applicant get immediate
generate estimate for new connection through e-services.
Identification of meritorious students in primary education
Description : Gujarat government has nearly 90 lac students studying in primary
education across state. They are in different cities and villages across state. There is no
mechanism to identify bright students who are performing well in study, sports or other
activities. Web portal can be designed to acquire date about such students and can be
analyzed on different parameters. What Exact Problem is being Solved? : Such
identified students can be provided with extra resources or special attention can be
given to their upbringing. Users : Education department, Universities Expected
Outcomes : Web portal Sample data required : No
Prediction of Admission & Jobs in Engineering & Technology
/Management/Pharmacy with respect to demographic locations
Description : AICTE grants approval for establishment of new technical institutions
and starting of new courses in the field of Engineering and Technology, Management,
Pharmacy, Architecture etc. At present the criteria for grant of approval for such
courses is based mainly on infrastructure available as per the minimum norms
prescribed by AICTE (Approval Process Handbook). However due to lack of
information on employment potential for the proposed courses AICTE is giving
approval and the students pass out from such Institutions/Branches of
Engineering/Management/Pharmacy etc. remain unemployed. At present, there is no
mechanism available to find out how to estimate/forecast employment potential for
any branch(s)/course(s) in Engineering/Management/Pharmacy etc. on short term and
long-term basis by correlating data from various sources and formulating computer
program/application using neural networks OR any other programming tools.
Development of Application Software to estimate/forecast employment potential of
Graduates/Post Graduates in different branches/courses on short term and long-term
basis by correlating data from various sources could be useful for granting approval
along with infrastructure and other facilities. What Exact Problem is being Solved? :
Predictions of jobs can be done and based on that courses and intake can be approved
Users : Universities, UGC/AICTE, Education department Expected Outcomes :
Application using algorithms to estimate/forecast employment potential for any
branch(s)/course(s) Sample data required : No
Mobile location based student attendance
Description : Smart phone is very common for all college going students. Location
based application can be made which check for the student attendance based on
location. Furthermore, attendance data can be saved on server and analytics can be
provided as and when required. GPS/ IoT/ WiFi login range or many other solutions
can be opted. Automatic message can also be sent to parents regarding student presence
in the institute day to day. What Exact Problem is being Solved? : Student attendance
can be assured more effectively. Users : All academic institutes, Universities. Expected
Outcomes : Mobile application with server connectivity having administration module,
student module and parent module. Sample data required : No
Traffic Management based on air pollution monitoring system
Description : Current scenario: We have static information i.e. raw data regarding air
pollution What Exact Problem is being Solved? : To reduce traffic or divert the traffic
in order to balance the air pollution level Users :General Public Expected Outcomes :
Machine learning based air pollution level prediction system Impact : Reduce the air
pollutants which will results in to good health
Centralized handheld Information Tool for Farmers
Description : A farmer will be able to get all relevant information on specific subjects
around his village/block/district. Subject and contents should be dynamically
updatable from the authenticated users. There should be n-Level of dynamic subject
with their contents under any specific subject. Data transaction should be maintained
through proper API. There should be option for language (English/Hindi/Gujarati) and
easy search functionality. Input : Parent Subject, Name of Subject, Content, notifiable,
other required parameters Environment : Android Subject hierarchical example: Crop
-> Wheat -> Care -> Contents Crop -> Wheat -> FAQ -> Question -> Contents Input
-> Seed -> Crop -> Variety -> Contents There should be Crop, Input, Scheme, News
etc. Authenticated User : State Agri. Uni. Extension, State Agri. Department
Permissions : Assigned Authenticated User to subjects. Only those can update. What
Exact Problem is being Solved? : Majority farmers will receive information from
trusted source directly. Users : Farmer, Student, stockholder of Agriculture Expected
Outcomes : End user can easily download. GUI and navigation of subject should be
user-friendly. Notifiable subject should notify to end user about update. Impact :
Farmer will able to get information from hand held device which is published by
Agricultural Department or Universities.
Real time monitoring of physical and financial progress of schemes being
implemented at District level under various schemes
The Department is facing immense difficulty in terms of real time monitoring of
physical and financial progress of schemes being implemented at District level under
various schemes, usually leading to poor implementation/under performance. In case
of any lacunae detected in implementation of schemes, mid way
intervention/Correction is also not possible due to remoteness/long distance. A suitable
mechanism would be helpful for effective monitoring and overcoming the
impediments being faced.
GIS Based Mobile application for Emergency Response System for Disaster
Situation
The State requires a GIS Robust based Mobile application for Emergency Response
System to respond to calls or SMSes from citizens under security threat with intelligent
system to- a. Identify the location of caller or SMS sender b. Automatically send to
concern sectoral in-charge of emergency response team. The users of this system: i.
Police department /disaster management control , who will receive alert from
Emergency Site. ii. Person in emergency will use this App to report a incident/problem.
Desired Outcome: i. System should report location of emergency situation and
automatically send alert to concerned area in charge ii. The system should also take
care of situation where there is no internet at the site of emergency.
Request for online nomination
At present, for different training to be held in this Directorate, request is made to all
HoDs of Departments of GNCT of Delhi, to forward the nominations. The request is
in the form of Circular issued through letters and e-mail. As such, nominations may be
made through the link to be made available on the website of this Directorate.
App for real time information on discharge data of rivers & streams
Information of discharge data of river at a particular point of location on real time basis
is required. ii. It can assist in planning for of power generation, disaster management
and flood control. The users of this system: i. Admin user will keep track of discharge
data of rivers on real time. Give early warning in case of floods/disaster management
and plan power generation. Desired Outcome: i. A system which will keep track of
data related to above problem statement.
Disruption In Teacher Training & Capacity Building
One of the important aspects governing quality of education in schools is the quality
of teachers. Teachers are in general subjected to various trainings that are related to
matters related to subjects they are teaching. However, there is a lot of apathy shown
by teachers in terms of attending these trainings. In the changing times and advent of
various technologies that are being utilized by schools to a large extent, there has been
a vast shift in the training needs of teachers. Reach of technology has also made it
easier for public in general to access online content related to subject matter or
otherwise. However, there is very little motivation for teachers to make use of these
contents due to various reasons. There are a few exceptions wherein technologically
oriented teachers are making use of technology for not only dissemination of content
but also creating content. These initiatives in silos have shown promise in terms of rise
in interest levels of teachers and thus a resultant improvement in learning levels. What
has also been observed through a few experiments is that teachers tend to make use of
content and subject matter developed by peers with a lot of interest. But there are
almost no means for these teachers to share content which would encourage a
collaborative environment amongst the teaching fraternity. The Government believes
that if such an elaborate platform is created for collaboration and creation of content
that would also cater to the training needs of the teachers with help of technology, the
quality of learning issue can be resolved to a great extent.
Mapping and Digitization of Road using Mobile Application for PWD Staff
Under this PWD engineer shall point road chainage along with Latitude and Longitude
and upload physical features of Road and Buildings. This will pinpoint the locations
on STATE DATA MAP available with Department. The Location of Bridges will also
be uploaded with photos on the map Other important objects like Petrol
Pump,Hospitals,Toilets, nearby Villages, Police Stations,info and Tourist place
information will also be uploaded
Online DPR Management System
Develop an online application to fill, submit and track the Detailed Project Report
(DPR). b. Develop an application with predefined templates of DPR of all the three
verticals of PMAY. c. Implementing agency who wish to submit the DPR to Nodal
Agency, should have authorised credentials to access these templates. System should
have provision for this. Using those credentials, agency shall login and fill the DPR of
respective PMAY Vertical. It should also have a facility to upload supporting
documents as necessary. d. Once the DPR is submitted, respective stakeholders should
get a notification of the same. The online scrutiny of the DPR shall start and the nodal
agency should be able to comment or give feedback on the same. e. The respective
feedback should be visible to implementation agency. Agency shall make the required
compliance and re-submit the same. f. Above process shall repeat at each level of
approval. i.e at SLAC, SLSMC and CSMC. A dashboard with status of all the DPRs
to be displayed
Online PMAY Training modules for ULBs and Citizens
Develop an e-learning application for capacity building of Urban Local Bodies in
Maharashtra and create awareness among the citizens on Pradhan mantra Awas Yojana
(Urban). b. The application shall have 2 sections separately. One being for Urban Local
Body and other for General Citizens. User should get to select either of the option on
visiting the homepage. c. The section for Urban Local Bodies will be accessed by login
credentials. The system should have provision to create such users. Post login, various
topics related to PMAY with their detailed description can be accessed. At the end
each topic should have quiz. d. The section for general citizens having the scheme
information can be accessed without any restrictions. e. Deployment of content
management system for both the sections enabling department to update content from
time to time. The content could be of text, images or video. f. e-Learning Module needs
to be developed Bilingual i.e. Marathi and English. By default, the webpage should
open in Marathi language.
Online Dashboard for Real Time Monitoring of Projects Status of CSMC
approved Projects
Create a Real Time Monitoring Application (Website and Mobile app) for Pradhan
Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) projects in Maharashtra approved by Central
Sanctioning Monitoring Committee (CSMC). It should allow the following
functionalities. a. Enable to add / update project details of all the project approved by
CSMC. b. The respective implementation agency shall be responsible for real time
status update of the Project. Implementation Agency shall have a separate user account
to update the status with a facility to upload images / video of the site and respective
details regarding the project. c. Display of all the projects details in a structured manner
with an option to sort the projects by selected parameter like status, ULB name,
expected completion date etc. d. Restricted access to add / update any field related to
project to selected users. e. Use of colour code to quickly gaze the project status. f.
Notification / alert to respective stakeholders in case of project schedule slippage
Secure digital ticket passes
Passengers can avail the facility of passes to commute using public service vehicles. These
passes are prone to forging and may be used by someone else also. An innovative solution
may be developed to transform it to paperless pass and secure it through ICT solution so
no other person can use the same pass. Sample Data Required No Existing system a)
Paper based passes (Daily/Weekly/Fortnightly/Monthly/Quarterly/Half-Yearly/Yearly)
for various types of buses (A.C/Non AC/Inter-State/Airport Express, etc.) are collected at
counters. b) Bus passes are printed on papers, which may be stolen, forged and used by
someone else. c) Difficult for bus conductors to verify the pass manually. Stake holders
may include General Citizens for normal passes students, disabled persons, freedom
fighters, national awardees, sports persons, etc. for concessional passes Road transport
staff for pass issuance and bus conductors for pass verification. Innovative solution to
automate the process Automatic pass issuance without manual intervention d) Can an
automatic system be developed to obtain a digital bus pass, which may be sent to a
persons mobile directly? Securing the digital pass e) Can the digital pass by intact to a
persons identity so that it may not be used by anyone else? f) Can the digital pass be
made secure enough to prevent any forging? Easy verification of digital pass g) Can a
solution be developed for bus conductors to verify the digital pass easily? Recharging the
passes with ease h) Can an intimation be sent to the person in advance regarding expiry
of pass? Expected outcome i) Paper less bus passes j) Secure and less vulnerable pass
k) Easy verification of digital passes by conductors l) Advance intimation to recharge the
pass.
Count of boarding/de-boarding of bus passengers using a sensor
A counting sensor and associated application to be developed for counting the number of
passengers that board/de-board a bus. The State Transport Undertakings / Operators may
validate boarding / de-boarding of passengers against the ticketing data. The device should
also be able to sense open/close state of bus gates. This information will help operators to
check compliance of safety standard. Sample Data Required No Existing Problems- a)
No mechanism available to count number of passengers that board/de-board a bus b) No
system available to verify the ticketing data with number of passengers boarded / de-
boarded a bus c) No mechanism available to intimate operators/department regarding
open/close status of bus when it is moving Stake holders may include bus driver,
passengers, operators, and department. Innovative solution to resolve problems
Counting number of passengers board/de-board a bus d) Can number of passengers be
counted while boarding / de-boarding a bus through a sensor? e) Can an associated
application be developed to store the count of passenger that may be used by related
applications including ticketing system? Safety compliance f) Can the same sensor be
leveraged to sense open/close state of bus gate? g) Can the intimation of state of bus gate
be sent to operators/department to ensure the safety compliance? Expected outcome h)
Automated mechanism to count the passenger while boarding / de-boarding the bus to
validate ticketing data and assess route wise bus requirements, stress zone, etc. i) Safety
compliance.
Innovative add-on features for existing Poochh-O & Carpool app
Using Poochh-O/Carpool app available for Delhi commuters as a base application,
innovative features may be developed as a plug-in to these apps that can provide further
useful information and services to the commuters. For example A plug-in may be
developed for large organizations/associations/societies may use Car Pool add-on for their
specific and targeted needs. Sample Data Required Yes. APIs of the existing apps will
be shared. Plug-in features A plug-in is a software component that add new/specific
feature to an existing application. Plug-in enables customization and extension of an
existing application and exchange the data through protocols. Existing application The
major features of Poochh-O/Carpool app include the following Real time status of
Auto/Taxi Search auto/taxi on map at your desired locations Initiate journey request
by entering source and destination Call auto from icon pop up view Next Bus
Information Car Pool facility A ppt is attached herewith describing the function &
features of Pooch-O/Car Pool. Stake holders may include Passengers, Auto/Taxi drivers
and Bus operators Innovative plug-ins on Pooch-O/Carpool app a) Innovative plug-ins
may be developed by using APIs, whose data field may include vehicle details, source,
destination, types of car pool, etc. An example A plug-in may be developed for large
organizations/associations/societies may use Car Pool add-on for their specific and
targeted needs. Expected outcome b) Enhanced use of Poochh-O/Carpool app with more
features for targeted needs of citizens.
Interlinking auto fare-meter with drivers and passengers mobile app
Problem Statement: To develop an innovative solution for real-time linking of the
driver/commuter mobile to the Auto fare meter. This solution should utilize wireless
technologies (like fare meters SIM card or a NFC module) to connect the mobile app of
the driver/commuter to the fare meter when they are in the auto. This will enable
development of smart phone applications for both the drivers and commuters by extending
the fare meter functionality to their smartphones. Sample Data Required No. (Fare meter
specifications will be provided) Electronic Fare meter with GPS/GPRS- The Electronic
fare meter with GPS is an integrated device, which constitutes of fare meter, GSM/CDMA
module, GPS Tracking Device and other necessary peripherals. The vehicle mounted with
this integrated device communicates to the server through protocols. Stake holders may
include commuters & their relatives/friends, Auto drivers and Government department
concerned. Gaps identified a) Currently, the communication through GPS based
Electronic fare meter is limited to get location of auto and trip details. b) No mechanism
is available to connect mobile app of driver/commuters with electronic fare meter on real
time basis when they are in the auto. Innovative solution may be developed as below c)
Can mobile app of driver/commuters be connected to the electronic fare meter when they
are in the auto by leveraging existing SIM card of fare meter, Near Field Communication
(NFC) module, etc.? d) Can innovative smart apps be developed for both drivers and
commuters by extending the fare meter functionalities to their smart phones? An example
Passengers may allow their parents/relatives to trace their location with vehicle details
through a mobile app when they are in the auto. Expected outcome e) Track real time
information of vehicle, passenger and driver through mobile apps while connecting them
to auto fare meter. Technical specifications of electronic fare metter :attached
Knowledge Bank
: PWD Delhi is executing various projects of road as well as building infrastructure. The
PWD Engineers encounter certain problems during planning, execution and handing over
the projects. The documentations of these problems and their solutions including
innovative initiatives are not circulated amongst PWD Engineers. These important
documentation if made available on PWD website can benefit the PWD Engineers as well
as other Engineers of the country. A web based and mobile based solution is required by
which all the Engineers can refer these documents during such problems while executing
the work as well as refurbish their professional knowledge.
Centralized Attendance System
PWD Delhi has employee strength of approx. 3500 employees, which is scattered in
different offices located all over Delhi. More than 40% are engineers, who visit site office
directly and spent most of the day time in the field/site. A web based and mobile based
solution is required by which all the employees can mark their attendance at any place
including facility to mark in time and out time at different locations and multiple time in
a day. System will capture their location and timing and information will be transferred
to centralised server. Controlling officer will be able to check their staff, which is under
their jurisdiction and help in tracking performance of employee.
Baggage Tracing and Handling System using RFID and IoT for Airports
Aviation industry is one of the areas which have a strong potential to benefit from Radio
Frequency Identification (RFID) and the Internet of Things (IoT). The most common
loopholes experienced in Aviation industry for Baggage Handling are mislaid baggage,
lost baggage and damage to belongings. So for providing a better and secure system to
the passengers, a design of baggage tracing and handling system using smart RFID tags
and IoT which is based on cloud server is to be proposed. a prototype at two locations
having both check-in and check-out processes are to be designed. A more secured
algorithm is used for generating tags that are attached to printed baggage label with the
details of passenger and airline stored in it. RFID readers in the check-out areas facilitate
step tracking of baggage which prevents baggage loss. The baggages real time position
is tracked and stored in a cloud using IoT and unique ID can be retrieved by the passengers
wherever and whenever necessary. The same ID can be used while collecting bag at
check-out counters. The system provided ensures less consumption of time, security for
baggage and is economical hence provides customer satisfaction. The modern society is
evolving to IoT based hyper-connected society which is possible to control and manage
to diverse resources in real time. In this environment, the baggage is effectively controlled
using a system approving RFID tag at domestic and foreign airports. However air-baggage
tracking service for passengers is still not being provided, and also passengers will wait a
long time to find for their baggage. In this proposal suggest an IoT based system which is
possible to trace passengers baggage in real time for greater efficiency. Problem:
Baggage tracking System 1. At present, baggage tracking is done on airport on arrival
manually,and display the flight number while user baggage on the rotational dray. 2.
Trackingt checking is manual process and due to shortage of staff, only at the arrival
placethe flight information only display while arriving users baggage on the rotational
dray. 3. There is need for solution which can ensure the position of baggage at each stage..
4. The solution should be such that passenger feel that their baggages on under his virtual
view. Sample Data Required: Yes Problem Redefined: Relooking at the problem 1.
Design of RFID antenna for maximum volume coverage. 2. Optimal positioning of RFID
readers so that they cover entire travel cycle liveliness of baggage. 3. Design of good code
mapping for all possible events for efficient communication between readers and cloud.
4. Cloud storage of necessary information in a log for retrieving the required information.
5. Big data analysis on logs to find all possible patterns of moving baggage. 6. The
proximity calculation between user and users baggage so as to provide trust to user that
his/her baggage moving towards him/her 7. Design a simulation for the baggage track
environment and showing the status of baggage on that environment in user mobile. 8.
Alert message for increasing the proximity between user and his/her baggage. If we look
at the entire process 1. Where the baggage should be dropped and what are the processes
to be done? Entering the baggage dropping point, get RFID info of your baggage, board
on flight.Using RFID tag for tacking your baggage and arrival airport At which point
should your baggage to be collected 2. How to track the baggage? Down load the mobile
app through the server. A display of airport baggage travel map along with the direction
of your view. Could the system detect GPS and find out the current location of your
baggage. If this baggage tracking system is automated could there be a way by which
the baggage can be detected how much proximity the baggage is from the traveller?
Whether baggage is moving towards right direction or not. 3. How to find the loss of
baggages? It may ready to board on wrong flight instead of moving your baggage to
arrival dray due to overlap of other baggage RFID tag. An Alert message is to be given
to you. You can immediately contact security to get back your baggage. If other traveller
by mistake took your baggage. Using proximity of your baggage at current location you
can track your bag with the help of security. 4. Notification system At each and every
stage RFID reader read info of your baggage and sends this info to server. The sever send
message to your mobile and update the display environment. If your baggage is wrongly
handled. How to approach to rectify the problem to get back your baggage. 5. Should
there be a loop for exceptions are created? The exceptional case should be handles and
record these exceptional cases on the log for future enhancement of the baggage tacking
system to handle that exceptional case.
Face recognition based attendance app
Design an automated attendance marking app using face recognition. The system should
be carry out the following tasks: 1. Capture input: Use a CCTV camera placed in the
classroom to take a snapshot of the entire classroom 2. Face recognition: Mark all students
present in the image as present. 3. Teacher interface: Combine this with an interface on
the teachers mobile where he/she can check the absentees and confirm their absenteeism.
4. Learn: If a person is wrongly marked absent, allow the system to take another picture
and learn. Dataset: A database of front facing pictures of all students
Empower women in technology and education
Design an app which provides women access to resources, guidance, and opportunities
with a strong connected community for Indian women in technology. Despite several
measures, many women are left behind in the tech careers due to lack of exposure and
gender imbalance. There is a need to build a self-sustaining community of women in
technology. Given a database of female academicians and professionals, create a mobile
app to enable the following: 1. Login and new registration facility with inputs for CV
details such as educational qualifications, skills set, experience etc. 2. A search engine to
search services for nearby mentors 3. A channel for one-to-one communication between
members 4. Newsletter facility with sign-up to receive news 5. Facility to organise and
manage meetups and events and send sms invites Dataset: An extendable database of
existing professionals with their email address, location, occupation, skill-set and work
experience.
Mess food wastage saver
Problem Statement: Minimize the amount of food wasted by estimating the appropriate
amount of raw food materials required for each meal that is served in a mess. Predicting
the quantity of raw food to be used per meal is a problem for mess in-charges. If they use
too much, a lot is wasted and if they use too less, students go hungry. At any instant, the
number of students present in the hostel can be known by the data provided by the ID card
scanner at the only entry/exit gate to the hostel. Given the number students present in the
hostel before a meal preparation starts and the current days status (date, season, special
events), estimate the amount of raw food materials required for cooking for that very meal.
The system should be able to refine the estimates based on available historical data.
Dataset: The following databases are used: i. Menu DB: A database of menu items with
their per person raw food material requirement, such as vegetables, grains, fruits etc. ii.
Weekly menu planner a 7 by 3 matrix (Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Dinner (D) for each
day of the week) containing the menu items planned for each day-meal combination. iii.
One year historical data for each meal containing date, meal type (B,L,D), season, special
occasion (such as festival, event, exam time etc), number of students who dined in the
meal, number of students present in the hotel before the meal.
VIRTUALCAMPUSASSISTANT(CampusMitra)
A university campus remain abuzz with activities round the clock. While performing their
work users including faculty members, staff and students at times notice issues related to
campus infrastructure and other problems but many a times fails to bring them to the
notice of the concerned as they soon tend to forget while they move along doing their core
activities. Due to limited administrative staff this leads to delay in action. It is therefore
desired that users be provided with a handy application which let them bring such issues
to the notice of concerned authorities on the move. A virtual Campus Assistant App would
allow reporting such issues and problems to the notice of the concerned for quick redressal
of issues. System Users: System users would comprise two broad categories of users viz.
Nodal Officers/Problem Administrators responsible for remedial action and users who
reports problems including faculty members, university staff and students. Broad
Categories of Problems Although it is envisaged
thatsystemallowforreportingofanycategory ofproblemasrequired by the
institutionhowever,tostartwithsomeofthebroadareasofproblemreportingareasfollows:
Sanitation Security Electrical Work Civil Work Ragging Sexual Harassment
System Modules Backend Setup
ThisallowstheSystemAdministratortocreatethefollowing:
NodalOfficer/ProblemAdministrator:Name,EMailAddress,MobileNumberetc. AppUser:
Username, Email Address, Phone No, Passwordetc. Problem Types: Problem Area,
ProblemAdministratoretc. Reported Problems Thismodulewillstorethereported
problems.ProblemAdministratorswillalso haveaninterface
toupdatethestatusofthereportedproblems. Modules System Administrator:
Tocreateproblemtypes, Problem Administrators AppUsers:
Toregisterthemselvesandreportissues.Reopentheissueincaseofnon-satisfactory response.
Problem Administrators: To view the pending/all complaints reported to them, to change
status of complaint with remark. Once status of complaint is changed, an email/SMS is
sent to the user whoreportedtheproblem. Dashboard: Summarize the complaints received,
and their status with mean closure time etc. Thisfacilitywillremainpubliclyaccessible.
Expected Outcome 1. Auserfriendlysystemforproblemreporting 2. Responsive,
efficientandaccountablegovernanceforcomplaintsredressal. 3.
Analyticalreportstosupportstaffrequisitionanddeployment

Students Feedback System for Quality Enhancement in Universities


Problem Statement: 1. At present Students Feedback on academic and infrastructural
quality is obtained through manual process. 2. To take feedback of teacher the HOD
deputes a different faculty member who goes to the class with copies of feedback forms
and asks students to fill up the forms for the teacher concerned. 3. Feedback form is
designed to take feedback of one course taught by the faculty. Multiple forms are required
for obtaining feedback on multiple subjects taught by a teacher. 4. In addition,
infrastructure feedback forms are also tobefilled bystudents.Thus, onanaveragea student
fills about7-feedback forms persemester.Given that IGDTUW has about 2500students,
35,000 pages are required for recording thefeedback.This means approximately half a tree
is to be sacrificed for the sake of obtaining the feedback from students 5. The collected
feedback is converted into excel sheets by manual data entry work. For this purpose, staff
is to be specifically engaged. With the assumption that a person is able to feed 1000-
formson daily basis, it requires 270man-hour effort to enter the forms. 6. Errors rebound
to happening such data entry work and need correction. This work further adds to the total
man-hour effort estimated above. 7. Producing analytic reports from the above data is also
time consuming activity. 8. As the activity is predominantly manual, time consuming and
error prone, the management is unable to use the output of the process effectively in
identifying gray academic and administrative areas for bringing possible improvements
in the university. 9. Many teachers are not comfortable with the above process and cites
deficiencies such as authenticity of the anonymous feedback, vague values or remarks
written by students, access of feedback forms to other people while processing, feedback
given by academically poor or disgruntled students etc. 10. Many just want to avoid it for
fear of embarrassment and exploitation by fellow colleagues Governance Challenges: 1.
To change the perception of the users I.e. faculty, students and administration towards the
system and position the system as a constructive tool for quality improvement 2. To help
individual teachers identify his/her weak areas and help them improve without publicly
sharing their weaknesses to avoid embarrassment and possible exploitation. 3. To reduce
the time and cost of process and achieve maximum accuracy. Technical Challenges 1. To
develop an effective process to accurately and securely capture students feedback in
shortest possible time and reduce or eliminate manual interventions described above. 2.
To identify and handle the biased feedback given by students. 3. To help individuals assess
their performance and check the improvements made. 4. To produce Summarized
Feedback Reports over a period of time for placing before promotion committees. System
Users: System users would comprise the Universitys Academic Department, students,
faculty members, Feedback Auditor Architectural View The system will have the
following sub-modules: Feedback Form Management: Create/Update/Delete Feedback
Forms Assign schedule to Feedback Form Feedback Capture: This module would allow
students to record their feedback against feedback jobs created by Universitys Academic
Department Feedback Dashboard: This allows allows a faculty member to view the
feedback for the courses he/she has taught Feedback Auditor: Using this account feedback
of any teacher may be printed during two given dates. Desired Output If the challenges
are addressed fully the following is envisioned: 1. The Universitys Academic Department
will create a Feedback Form and give it a name. 2. The Form will comprise MCQs seeking
ratings of students on different aspects 3. The Form will be assigned a schedule including
the start-date and end-date for recording the feedback 4. It will be assigned to a group of
students viz. Ph.D. Postgraduate, Graduate etc 5. Email or SMS notification is given to
students asking them to provide feedback 6. Students will be able to give feedback as per
their convenience. 7. Teachers will be able to see the aggregated scores of students
feedback on different aspects through the dashboard provided to them. Details of
individual scores given by students is never tobesharedwithotheruser. 8. Teachers will be
able to see the aggregated scores of students feedback on different aspects through the
dashboard provided to them. Details of individual scores given by students is never
tobesharedwithotheruser. 9. Teachers will be able to print year-wise aggregated feedback
on different aspects through the dashboard provided to them. 10. UserwithFeedback
Auditor Privilege will be able to print the year-wise aggregated feedback of any teacher
which will be placed before the Selection Committee for verification purposes.
Profiling of all criminals at FSL
Creating a database, DNA indexing system for unidentified bodies, criminal repeat
offenders & other Antisocial elements in coordination with Police with a commend centre
at FSL.
Mismatch between water connections with their respective survey numbers
Revenue departments data is not in line with water resources departments data.
Mismatch between water connections with their respective survey numbers Revenue
departments data is not in line with water resources departments data.
Linking Police verification portal of Delhi Police to PSARA licencing Portal of Home
Department.
Delhi Police has a portal for CVR (Character Verification Report). Security Guard
agencies apply for licence to operate a security guard agency on a online portal of Home
Department. If the information from Delhi Police site can be ported to PSARA site of
Home Department online, it can reduce processing time.
Tracking NHRC referred Cases.
Home Department is the Nodal Department for cases referred by National Human Right
Commission to various Departments/ bodies of Delhi Govt. All the cases taken up by
NHRC is listed on their website with status on each case. Home Department as the Nodal
agency in Delhi needs to have a corresponding portal & with ways of retrieval of the data
from NHRC portal, collating the same with action taken by various Department of Govt.
of Delhi. This facility should also generate alarms, issue reminders with a dashboard for
Senior Officers to monitor the development of individual cases.
Linkage of fired cartridge cases/bullets received from different police Stations in
different FIRs at different times.
Crimes are committed by a criminal using same firearm at jurisdiction of different Police
Stations at different times. A firearm imposes unique characteristic marks on fired
cartridge cases/fired bullets. The fired cartridge cases/fired bullets are deposited by the
concerned Police Stations for examination at FSL. But we have no tool/software to
connect these crimes committed by the criminals using the same firearm.
Need for GIS based integrated solution in Municipalities on Land Management
(Town Planning), Property Tax Management
Municipalities in Telangana dont have GIS based solution on Land Management (Town
Planning) & Property Tax Management. Digitized & geo-referenced map Government &
Private Land is not available. There is a need of a GIS based solution for the
aforementioned solutions. Existing solutions Property Tax Management Solution
(GHMC, GWMC etc.) Role of Technology GIS Data to prepared for Base Map GIS
Platform for Application Development and Database Preparation Unique Database of
the Municipality Land Data Field Survey, DGPS Survey etc Source of data Municipal
Offices at Districts, should have the required data, if the data is not available, survey
should be done for data preparation. Desired outcome Efficient Planning and Decision
Making Central Repository of Base Map for All Departments Improved Asset
Management and Decision Making Paperless Governance
Social Media Sentiment Analysis
General problem statement in simple words Government of Telangana use Social Media
(Twitter, Facebook etc) to engage with Citizens. A large number of Tweets, Facebook
Posts are required to be analyzed to understand the citizen sentiments and key problems.
Advanced Social Media Sentiment Analysis with English Local Language Support
(Telugu, Hindi) Existing solutions Manual Role of Technology Natural Language
Processing Deep Learning, Neural Networks Python, R 6 Source of data Facebook,
Twitter APIs 7 Desired outcome Sentiment Analysis with Local Language Support
Need for GIS based integrated solution in Municipalities on Utility Management
(Water Supply, Sewage, Drainage, Road & Transportation, Storm Water).
Municipalities in Telangana dont have GIS based solution on utility management, where
capacity management, demand management, maintenance, 3D mapping of existing
network etc. can be managed. Existing solutions: No Solution Available Role of
Technology 1) Different GIS Data Layer are to prepared for Base Map 2) 3D Mapping of
Network 3) GIS Platform for Application Development and Database Preparation 4)Field
Survey, DGPS Survey, GPR Survey etc. Source of data: Hyderabad Metro Water Supply
Board, Municipal Corporations in Districts Desired outcome 1) Efficient Planning and
Decision Making 2) Central Repository of Base Map 3) Improved Asset Management
Monitoring of Micro Irrigation Project, Horticulture Department
Micro Irrigation Project is being implemented by Horticulture Department to support
small and marginal farmers. Horticulture Department is facing challenges in managing
the third party verification process and periodic inspection by field staff. Department
intends to streamline the third party verification and field inspection process by
implementing a GIS based system. There is no existing system to monitor and track third
party verification and field inspection process. Existing solutions:Existing system is
manual, where third party agencies and field officer are performing periodic inspection
on the field to investigate the drip irrigation infrastructure. Role of Technology : Data
Digitization to create boundary maps of the agriculture fields, to create geo-fencing GIS
Platform for application development & database integration Mobile App for field
inspection, with geo-fencing & vehicle routing feature. Source of data: Horticulture
Department Desired outcome: Visibility into manual process of field inspection Digitized,
Geo-referenced Agriculture field maps
Smart FFRO system in Telangana state
General problem statement in simple words Desktop Application No smart alert
system, no concrete tracking mechanism No automated information linkage between
Police and External Affairs Existing solutions Police using manual process of capturing
the information from the RP seeker in their Desktop Application Role of Technology Link
with other department systems and Automatic Alert System Source of data Police and
External Affairs Desired outcome In case expiration of Resident permit alert to concern
department SMS alert to the foreign national 15 days in advance Resident permit
linked to external affairs, police and other relevant departments (Education/Health .)
Intelligent Traffic Management System
Manual Process, No Automated control or data-feed / sync with other department system
/ Police, Health, Education, RTA/GAD Existing solutions Traffic Signal based control
system Manual co-ordination between traffic police staffs Manual information to
traffic authorities by other departments in case of any events Manual planning of traffic
flow based on manual information received 5 Role of Technology Automated Control/
Automated Data-feed and system linkage with other department systems 6 Source of data
Police/ Health/GAD/RTA 7 Desired outcome Automated traffic management Better
control and load balancing at critical signals during VIP movements Better co-ordination
between health and Traffic during organ transplant process Would help in developing
strong historical database for future traffic planning. Information to civic society
Issue of registration certificate to NGOs/organization working for persons with
disabilities under new Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016
A separate portal should be develop to receive online application in prescribed format
district wise from NGOs/Organization working for PwDs. All relevant documents are to
be scanned and uploaded. Generation of e-receipt on submission of application. b.
Linkage with site of Registrar Society to verify online authenticity of registration
certificate/ Trust Deed. c. Physical inspection of the NGOs / Organization by concerned
district Office and uploading inspection report on portal. d. Receiving inspected cases on
portal by DD (Disability) online. e. Scrutiny and online transmission to Account Branch
or refer back to district online for clarification. f. Online verification of audited statement
of accounts of the organization by Account branch. g. Back to DD (Disability) for online
issue of registration certificate with registration no. 6 Management Information system
w.r.t. Homes / Institution of Social welfare department. a. Online access to real time
visuals and data about Homes / Institutions b. CCTV Cameras installed in Home /
Institutions to be link to portal that can be access by Senior Officers sitting at Head
Quarter. c. Daily updation of data at level of Homes Superintendent about he number of
resident , availability of facility, staff attendance, significant incidents viz
deaths/Illness/accident/ any other to be access online through portal by senior officers. d.
Periodic inspection by senior officers report to be uploaded on portal.
Centralised Wireless Home Appliance Control
A smart mobile app which could indicate the energy consumption of each of individual
appliance and electricity item being run in the household can be developed so that the
consumer can manage the power consumption of the household at an instant. A consumer
is aware how much energy he is consuming at a given point of time which can help in
reducing the electricity consumption. The Mobile application could also control power
consumption of appliance by suggesting best approach towards power saving depending
upon the requirement and features of individual device. This app can recommend digital
solution in harness and savings power and indicate maintenance and servicing issues. It
can be beneficial to the consumers. Sample data: Data should be simulated by participants
Identification of Power outage and tracking of Improvement of infrastructure.
General problem statement in simple terms: 1. Delhi being a Metropolitan city relies on
heavy usage of electricity for heavy residential and commercial activities. 2. The city
experience heavy usage of power during summer season during months of May to August.
3. Since the power usage is high, the transmission sometimes suffer breakdown at various
places in the city. 4. The Power Department has directed distribution companies to submit
the details of power outages that occurred in city. 5. The distribution companies known
as DISCOMs submit the report everyday to the department regarding power outages
occurred in the city on previous day. 6. The Department then compiles the data and sends
to higher authorities for observation. 7. The electricity consumers also lodge complaint
with the Public Grievance Cell, a part of Power Deptt for grievance redressal. 8. The facts
furnished by the DISCOMs cannot be corroborated with real time outages and the Power
deptt has to rely on the information provided. 9. The manual reports also fail to co-relate
with the faults generated at level of Transmission Company. 10. No real time information
on the efforts which are being made at a given point of time by DISCOMs to address the
issue of Power Outage in given area. 11. The department also wants to know if there has
been any significant improve in power position in said area since last year. The manual
reports cannot be compiled for analysis of the data. 12. The lack of medium to reach
consumers to inform them of ongoing projects for betterment of Electricity transmission
infrastructure in the city and difference between the position of electricity supply during
current year and previous year. The users of this system are: 1. The Govt of Delhi and the
Department of Power. 2. The Generation Company. 3. The Transmission Company. 4.
The Distribution Company. 5. The Electricity consumers. Technology that can address
the issue: 1. A common platform where all above users can meet in real time and submit
their information. 2. A digital platform where the details of ongoing projects, power
outage occurring at a given point of time, the efforts being made by Companies to address
the power outages at different locations in the city may be reflected in real time. Desired
Outcome: 1. The Ministers, Officers of Govt of Delhi will be able to check the electricity
supply condition of the city in real time. 2. All user can check the Power situation of area
in r/o no of power outages that are actually reported by consumers. 3. The consumers will
be able to check the status of electricity supply in their area on the basis of their connection
number and get their grievances redressed in real time. 4. The consumer can check in real
time if the Power situation of the area has got better since previous year. 5. The DISCOMs
and Transmission companies will be able to co-ordinate in real time over faults in
electricity supply. 6. The Department will be able to avoid loss of manpower hours wasted
in reconciliation of information related to Power Outages submitted by DISCOMs
Real Estate Regulation ACT, RERA ACT 2016
The L&B Deptt is in the process to implement the RERA Act , an application needs to be
devised for RERA to get the registration of builders with their projects and escrow
accounts. All the details of the projects , layout plan, status of sanctions & permissions
from various deptts for the projects with the time line to complete the projects will be
mandatory part of this software to facilitate the buyers. Before buying/ registration for any
projects of any builder, the buyers would be able to check all the details of the project
with CREDIE rating of the builder. This application will bring the transparency and the
builder will be bound to complete the project in scheduled time.
Digitization of the properties of Evacuee Property Cell
The Evacuee Property Cell of the Land & Building Deptt is the custodian of Evacuee
Properties left by migrants at the time of partition in 1947. It has been observed that due
to poor maintenance of records, some properties of EP Cell have been encroached by the
illegal occupants. If all the properties of EP Cell are digitally marked and uploaded on the
website and put in public domain through NIC Server, it will be easy to identify the EP
Cell properties with their present occupants and physical structure. Once all the EP
properties are digitized wrt longitude and latitude locations and physical status , it will be
easy to identify any change in the structure of that property with a mobile app. For this all
the EP properties need to digitize with all the relevant records.
Unified annual returns for employers under various Acts web enabled applications
of the employers to be synchronized with web site of Labour Department by giving
unique identification number to each
Unified annual returns for employers under various Acts web enabled applications of
the employers to be synchronized with web site of Labour Department by giving unique
identification number to each employer.
Webportal for Single Window Clearance System for providing online approvals for
Film Shooting permissions in Delhi
As per Policy objective of Government of NCT of Delhi, DTTDC is the nodal agency for
facilitating National and International Film Producers for getting permissions /approvals
for film shooting in Delhi. Presently, film makers have been approaching the concerned
agencies independently or in some cases through DTTDC, for the purpose. DTTDC
operates by forwarding and following, their requests with concerned 16 stakeholder
agencies, having nearly 200 film shooting locations, which process the same internally by
receiving offline applications as per their prescribed formats and charge pre-defined fee
to grant permissions for shooting films in their domain areas. These stakeholders agencies
belong to the different departments related to Government of India, Government of Delhi,
Municipal Bodies and Police etc. These departments are Not linked online and all
communication happens in offline mode. An online webportal linked with all stakeholder
agencies is needed for creating a Single Window Clearance system, which may facilitate
to receive online application, to be processed by concerned agencies and grant online
approvals for film shooting besides accepting requisite fees through e-commerce
transactions. Proposed online solution may provide hassle free and transparent process.
Sample Data :
http://www.delhitourism.gov.in/delhitourism/dttdc/Film_Shooting_Facilitation.jsp
Contact : Sh. Maniksha Bakshi, Sr. Computer Programmer (edpho@delhitourism.gov.in,
9811260507) and Sh. Sudhir Sobti, Chief Manager (PR & Publicity)
(sudhirdelhitourism@gmail.com, 9810422633)
Parking Space Availability Check, Guidance and Speed limit check
Problem Statement: Due to increasing student intake and increasing staff strength, there
is shortage of parking space availability and to add to this there is problem of poorly
parked vehicles. An application based solution that uses IOT sensors, IOT data integration
and GPS is required to guide the people for the best available parking spot. At the same
time the software should flag an alarm to security personals when there is disobedience
of parking rules in the university. The software should also be capable to detect over speed
and should report the plate numbers of the offenders.
All time availability of Popular Brands at Liquor Vends.
Mobile Application for making available all popular brands, at all our Liquor Vends, all
the time by integrating with the Excise Supply Chain Information Management System
(ESCIMS) as there is always a big time lag between the request made by a particular Vend
and the actual supply being made at that Vend. Sample Data Required : Receipt and Sales
Data for a Vend from ESCIMS System
Presence tracking of Staff posted at Liquor Vends.
: Presently there is no system of monitoring the presence of staff posted at our 105 Liquor
Vends located in different parts of Delhi. We are looking for a cost effective solution for
monitoring their physical presence at the Vends on real-time basis. The Aadhar based
attendance system is not only costly but also do not provide real time monitoring Sample
Data Required : No
Nationwide integration of all pharmaceutical groups (Education, Industries and all
stake holders) to share policies, updates, summits, seminars/expo
There is no single window from where the students or targeted participants get to know
the latest developments in the pharmaceutical sector. During policy making too the sample
size may not be large enough to get to know the success of the policy as sufficient
participants do not participate just because of the communication gap. The young students
will also develop interest in Govts policy making decisions if they get to know from a
single app through the integration and can give some contribution.
To propose a non-invasive & non-destructive technological solution to alert the
District administrators & villagers about the location of wild life. To reduce human
animal conflict.
Human-Wildlife conflicts are becoming common in recent times. In the state of
Chhattisgarh incidences of Man-Elephant Conflicts have increased over the years. To
radio collar these wild elephants could be one solution to track their locations, but
execution of tranquilization processes of such a huge size of animal is the problem area.
MGNREGA and PMGSY are important flagship programmes of the country. The
activities under these programme include creation assets.
Presently, these assets are being geotagged as static single geotagged photograph of the
asset, irrespective of being a location specific (single point) asset or linearly stretched
(like roads) asset or plantation activity being carried out in an irregular polygon. This
video when played should show the changing location of each video frame as function of
time on a map.
Development of rule engine for fire safety guidelines as per UBBL and NBC
Development of rule engine based on the provisions of the Unified Building Bye Laws
and National Building Code of India 2016 for online approval of building plans
Web based software for inspection of various buildings from Life and Fire Safety
Point of view.
Development of App/web based software enabling Delhi Fire Service authorities to
conduct inspections of various buildings and capturing images of mandatory fire and life
safety systems, maintaining database and generating reports.
Ambulance tracking system for 108 services.
Ambulance tracking of 108 service like that of OLA through App, so that patient can plan
whether to wait for ambulance or go to hospital through his own resource in emergency,
can track the nearest ambulance before booking and can contact the driver allotted
Mobile App for alcohol addiction management.
Nowadays alcohol addiction has become a major concern specially amongst rural and
urban areas youth and labour class people. Addiction is causing bad atmosphere in their
families, economical problem and finally untimely death of addicted person leaving
women helpless alone with whole responsibility of children. The challenge is to develop
a suitable mobile app for government to help in recovery and monitoring of alcohol
addicted person.
Digital Monitoring of the city bus for proper stoppage at the bus stand only to avoid
the traffic congestion.
To identify probable and suitable site for bus stand for stoppage at the bus stand only to
avoid the traffic congestion To monitor stoppage of bus at the stoppage digitally To
monitor and control the bus stoppage, other than the specific bus stand digitally in a
specific route.
Identification of accident black spots on expressway
Identifying black spots by available software and sending information to server
Preparing software and sending message to instrument connected in vehicle, Preparing
such instrument.
Smart e-challan system to control traffic violations
To implement traffic disciplinary action against traffic laws Taking snapsat the traffic
square by surveillance cameras /digital of the person / Vehicles who violates traffic.
Sending this with vehicles no. to server by proper technology. Preparing challan ,making
software to deduct money from concerned person and sending challan to his/her cell
phone
Smart automatic washroom cleaning system for trains.
Making prototype system to control the mechanical washing machine Preparing
database to maintain timing of on-off position machine Sending data to main server to
monitor the machine at server Preparing software to monitor all machine by server
Monitoring of street lights at market places
The challenge is to monitor the proper functioning of street lights during nights with cost
effective alert system.
Managing 247 water supply
Municipal Corporation of City has more than 135 litre/ capita/ day availability of water
for a City and is planning to make it available 247. The challenge is to implement this
plan successfully by taking account of water quality and leakage.
Management of Resources and shelters during Natural Disaster
(Earthquake/Floods/Tsunami/ Cyclone etc)
General problem statement in simple terms. i) At present, the allocation of
accommodation in identified government schools / muster stations s is done manually. ii)
The general public needs to wait for the direction of authorities to move for safe shelters
in case of any Natural disaster. iii) Today, there is no mechanism to advise the public
about status of possible shelters which causes chaos difficulty in planning the resource
allocation. iv) This lack of information and standing instruction from authorities create
delay. The users of this system are two-fold: i) The government officials at Panchayat,
Tehsil and District levels responsible for the work need access to actual data and
accommodation / shelter facilities in the area ii) The applicants who request
accommodation/ shelters only need to know the status of their nearby shelter iii) The
shelter provision need to interface with the providers of food, water supply and sanitation
during such natural disaster Technology that can address this issue partially. i) An online
shelter information system for enquiring the accessibility and location ii) Capacity details,
the availability of space status during disaster by user as well as by authorities iii)
Information regarding facility of Food, water and sanitation facilities/ resources in the
affected area. Desired Outcome: i) A transparent allocation system, with specific nuances
such as constraints of resources and capacity. ii) This can potentially improve service to
the affected people , allocation of resources and prevent overcrowding. iii) For the
authorities , the confirmed space for shelters will give scope for planning and identifying
more spaces to removes any uncertainty during the actual disaster.
DFC-State Transport Authority Vehicle Hypothecation Channel
DFC and State Transport Authority has to communicate quite often about hypothecation
of vehicle financed by DFC. This takes time and causes anxiety to only the two entities
but common public too. A channel may be provided online where information may be
viewed, inserted and updated online and on reali time basis. User : Government financing
agencies, STAs and common public.
National Registry of Financing Oragnisations
A national portal of financing oraganisations may be created which may include all those
under governments like SFCs,PSUs, banks etc, with name, addresses (all branches),
contact numbers, e-mails, website-addresses. It may be queried by common citizen as well
as corporate and government oraganisations on the basis of some parameters like purpose
of loan (personal, industrial, trading), jurisdiction or work area, location. The portal may
have hyperlinks to the oraganizations websites, if available. It may serve as single point
of view to branch out to the desired list of financing organisations. An option may be
provide to compare financing schemes of short-listed organisations including, but not
limited to, the interest rates, repayment period, special conditions applicable. User :
common citizen as well as organisations
Intelligent distribution of water (system that autocorrects leakage, misuse, overuse
etc).
Sensor network can help the effective distribution of water by autocorrecting the leakage/
misuse/ overuse etc.
Compact soil tester that can spontaneously advice farmer about fertilizer and
irrigation
Farmers visit soil testing laboratory to get the soil of their farm tested for the effective
crop yield. If a compact soil testers is available then the farmers may not to visit the lab
and testing can be done in the farm itself. It will decrease the testing time and expenditure
of the farmer.
Storage of wheat that retains nutritional value
Storage of wheat may reduce the nutritional value of the food. A smart system is required
which can check the nutritional value of wheat before storage and after retrieval from
storage. This system should also suggest ways to retain the nutritional value of wheat.
Intelligent irrigation
Farmers irrigate their farms using water pumps during day as well as night time. A system
is required in which farmer can control the irrigation from mobile phone. This system
should also help the farmer to judge the requirement of amount of water for a particular
crop depending on the localized environmental conditions.
Handling of wheat stubble so that farmers do not burn stubble
A method to effectively utilize the wheat stubble so that farmers should not burn the same.
It should also be able to detect the burning using some images of data from satellite.
City Air Pollution tracker
This system combines the data taken from various air pollution sensors installed in the
city using the IoT. It creates a GIS Map and show the air pollution on the map using the
different color indicators. This information can be disseminated to other seeker of this
information.
Finding the Bus Occupancy
This system tracks the bus as soon as it leaves from bus depot. The commuter in bus
purchase bus tickets either using the mobile app or by using the ticket vending machine.
It tracks the mobile app user by comparing their GPS value and GPS value of Bus. It
determines the final occupancy of the bus by adding both type of commuters. This
information will be disseminated to all the commuters waiting at next bus stop.
Determining the average speed of vehicle on the road
This system uses two artificial markers on the CCTV footage of camera installed on
intersections. It determines the time taken by a vehicle to cross these markers. This system
first detects the vehicle before the first marker and then finds out the number of frames it
is visible before it crosses the second marker. Using the frame rate value, it determines
the speed of the vehicle.
Theft Detector in the Bank ATM using Acoustics
In a typical bank ATM, there are typical acoustics related to Door opening/closing of
ATM, AC working, card swiping, button pressing, foot taps, human speech etc. Any
sound other than this or any sound generated during the theft can easily be classified from
the normal acoustics. This system classify each sound generated during the 500ms
window and classify whether any unusual sound related to theft has occurred or not. On
detecting the theft, this generates alarm and start sending the live CCTV feed to some
remote location.
Video preview generator for saving the Internet Bandwidth
Daily, more than millions of videos are shared over the Internet. But all of them are not
of interest to receiver. So, unnecessary bandwidth is wasted by downloading the whole
video, when we can determine the contents of video by just looking at 10% of the video.
So, an application is required that can pick the best 10% of frames from video to generate
the preview video. This preview video can be used to determine whether rest of video is
important or not.
Automatic Attendance Log Generator using CCTV camera in Office
Using the live feed of CCTV camera installed in office, this application will maintain the
automatic log of presence of official in the office. It will determine for how long an official
is sitting or present in the office during the office hours. To preserve the privacy of the
office, this system will destroy the video captured after maintaining the log. The Log data
will be stored remotely on another system on Internet.
e-HealthCare
HealthCare is the prime duty of every Government of the state. Many healthcare schemes
launched in the past has performed poorly due to poor implementation at different levels.
Also there have been records of duplication of different schemes launched at different
points of time. A solution is required for solving these problems so that the benefit of
launching these schemes can be availed by eligible citizens. The solution must keep track
of the chronological record of the different schemes launched with their implementation
results. The solution developed must be capable of adapting to wide range of
organization(s) with implementation of data mining techniques.
Smart Parking System
Vehicle parking is a major concern in most of the cities of India. Currently a user has to
look for multiple vehicle parking station to finally get the space to park the vehicle. This
could lead to wastage of money, fuel and time. Instead of this a real-time Smart parking
mobile app can be designed which can provide us information about nearby space
availability based on the location of the user. IOT and Cloud Computing technologies
could be used to create this app.
e-Rozgaar
To seek the services of government schemes, people submit request in the form of file
consisting of relevant documents. At present File tracking in various government offices
and institutions is performed manually which is a cumbersome and time-consuming task.
An automated online file tracking system can be designed and implemented to track the
route and status of time-bound file submitted by the user.
ICT as a new technology in disaster management &Information Technology in
Emergency Preparedness and Response
The Internet is cited frequently as an important component for information-sharing during
the emergency phase of disasters. Use of Internet as a communications tool for providing
improved access to literature on natural hazards emergency management and as a real-
time communications tool for sharing information in emergencies. Solution required:
Application of Information and Communication Technology in natural Disaster
Management and greater emphasis on development of new technologies & tools in
disaster mitigation. Developing a Mobile Apps for disaster safety tips, emergency location
information etc. The apps may also feature with interactive videos and simple step-by-
step advice including customized warning indicators in areas prone to disasters (flood,
landslide, earthquake etc).
Encroachment information system through use of smart technology
Increase in population adds to demand, issue of social justice and equality coming in to
conflicts. Every society must devise ways in which its members will share this gift and
under what conditions that land will be passed on to the next generation. Every inch of
community land should undergo a detailed examination of inter-generational needs before
it is diverted for any other purpose. GIS Mapping, demarcation, green fencing, protection
of all PGR & VGR, Wet land and swampy land is highly essential. These are the
community land that should be owned by community. By constituting Village Land
Management Conservation Committee (VLMCC), Department has created an
institutional mechanism to protect such land and for judicious use and preserve for next
generations requirement. Solution required: Conduct of detailed survey, GIS mapping,
demarcation of land boundary, green fencing in PGR & VGR in order to encroachment
free of community land. Developing tools in an IT platform for real time monitoring and
assessment purpose. It should also provide a mechanism to identify the new encroachment
for administrative purpose by using SMART technology.
Lack of Centrally Fund Tracking System
While utilizing the Grants received from Central Govt. RUSA, Assam is also facing the
following problems: 1. Problems of delay in submission of UCs by the beneficiary
institutions. 2. Problems in monitoring/ tracking of beneficiary institutions during initial
works like tendering, processing, releasing the fund to the vendors etc. It depicts the
requirement of a digital solution for improving the efficiency of States own Progress
tracking system. RUSA Assam is expecting the following outcomes if the above
mentioned problems could be solved: 1. To track the quality to Higher Education System
of the State by tracking the absorption of Students after completion of their degree
Courses. 2. To track the enrolment & dropout of Students in Higher Education. 3. To track
the financial & physical progress of the beneficiary institutions timely and smoothly by
the State. 4. To improve the utilization of RUSA fund by the beneficiary institutions. 5.
To guide the beneficiary institutions during the fund utilization.
Lack of Central Data base on pass out and dropout students of Higher Education
Institutions
To ensure access , equity, and excellence in Higher Education System in the State
institution based data are considered as the main base for planning and implementation of
Schemes/ projects for the development of Higher Education System. But unfortunately in
our State we do not have a reliable central database where information of the entire pass
out and dropout students from the colleges/ universities are kept apart. RUSA Assam is
facing the following data related problems: 1. Lack of college based data regarding
number of admission of students in Higher Education institutions in the State. 2. Lack of
Category wise data of Students i.e. SC, ST, OBC etc. in the institutions. 3. Lack of Data
relating to drop out of Students from the higher education institutions. 4. Lack of Data
regarding appointment of Teachers, vacant positions etc. 5. Lack of data relating to the
courses provided by the colleges. 6. Information regarding the absorption of students in
different occupations after completion of their Degree courses.
To bring all advertisements of vacancies for Govt jobs under one umbrella in
Personnel Departments website
All unemployed youth look forward for vacancies in various govt jobs which become
available from time to time in different govt departments/ organizations. It will be of great
help to the unemployed youth seeking employment if all available vacancies in the state
govt. can be published in one portal in the website of the personnel department with all
relevant information required to apply for the respective jobs. IT solution to bring
advertisements for all available vacancies under one umbrella is sought.
Real time monitoring of Mid-Day-Meal Scheme
For successful implementation of any programme, effective monitoring with an efficient
information system is utmost essential. Any programme requires close co-operation and
co-ordination of the various stakeholders / agencies involved in the implementation of the
scheme. The online monitoring system (Automated Reporting & Management System) is
the instant reporting system of meals served in various schools of the State, every day
though SMS from the mobile phones of the teachers to the system, so that this information
is available with the Education Department on real time basis. This system will ensure to
know the daily attendance of students, the amount of money and food available in each
school for proper implementation of mid-day-meal scheme. It also helps to know the state
about closing down of schools or any other pressing issue concerned with mid-day-meals
on daily basis, so that these can be addressed immediately. This system definitely will
help in addressing the loopholes and the information provided will be cross-checked to
maintain right records. The phone numbers of the Head Teacher and in-charge of mid-
day-meal scheme of every school in the state are to be added in the system database and
the information will be provided through the channel of SMS on daily basis by the teacher.
Crime Mapping
A technical solutions is required to created digital crime maps that can be generated real
time and get populated after every incident. The software can feed in GIS information of
the place of occurrence along with other details and plot it on a map. A click on those
points should give all details related to that particulars crime in form of a pop up. This
would greatly help in predictive analysis and enhance Police capabilities for providing a
safe and secure environment for the people.
Unmanned aerial monitoring for Pre Survey purpose
Due to the hilly terrain, it becomes difficult for the government officials to survey the area
especially during disaster like event and most of the areas at times inaccessible . What we
want:A low cost unmanned drone which can be used for surveillance. Challenges: Low
range drone for Hilly Terrain .
Appllication developemnt for waste management
It is often difficult to quantify and know the kind of waste generated from a particular site,
since the waste is only noticed after it is created. The human mindset make it a unhygienic
to segregate or quantify from the bins. Unless we dont know the kind of waste being
generated and the quantity, it becomes difficult to work out a proper strategy for plan of
action. What we want:An application that will inventorize all items like office utilities,
stationeries and workshop, event and automatically calculate the amount of waste being
generated on weekly, months basis. So that a proper strategy on timely basis can be
planned. This app can be applied to all institutions and department across state later stage.
Challenges:No stock inventories are today entered online, this need to be incorporated so
that all item coming to office is entered at one point
Connecting Student Volunteers to various schemes and programmes of the
Government.
It is often noticed that many of our Graduates and High School Students do not have much
knowledge about Schemes and Programmes happening within their villages. There is
always a low participation of youth category in such programmes. What we want: An
application which serves as a common platform to mobilize volunteers from various
school and colleges . The app should be able to capture the details of volunteers , his/her
interest area, location and duration .
Mapping of area of Open Dumping using GIS
The settlement in the villages are sparsely populated and unnoticed area of open dumping
is increasing everyday. It is difficult to physically monitor these areas. What we want: An
app where any person can upload the pictures of open dumping and get it geotagged along
with the dumpsize. When these particular area is geotagged, it should automatically get
reflected in the dashboard where the department can get the relevant information and can
do necessary action accordingly.
Automatic Electronic Shutdown of an electronic devices
Most of the electronic devices is left on by employees after leaving Office. This leads to
wastage in Power which eventually generates huge sum of Electricity bill which will be
additional burden to the Department. What we want: An Automatic System where all the
electronics devices get switched off when all the office staff leaves the office using
sensors.
GoSPED, Application development for Government of Sikkim Pensioners
1.Government of Sikkim Pensioners, Employee Database (GoSPED): This is mini scale
Software which is needs to be re-engineered using Angular JS2, MVC6 and Web API so
that this will be integrated on later phase with Sikkim Integrated Financial Management
System (SIFMS). Data Exchange between SIFMS and GoSPED will be done through
WEB API.
Power department Services app
Consumers should be able to view their monthly electricity bills and even pay their bills
online conveniently. They should be able to view tariffs and other important notifications
and circulars of the department. They should be able to request for new service
connections, raise complaints on bills and other revenue/maintenance related concerns
like power failure, etc. They should also be able to monitor their complaints. This system
could serve as a great solution for local consumers who have begun embracing technology
by making e-payments via our desktop website.
Propose a path breaking technological solution that would foster the coast guard
officials to effectively monitor the Tamil Nadu fishermen and alert them if they sail
inside the other countrys border
To propose a path breaking technological solution that would foster the coast guard
officials to effectively monitor the Tamil Nadu fishermen and alert them if they sail inside
the other countrys border
To develop a software platform (dashboard) to track the medical records (case
history) of patients in government hospital
To develop a software platform (dashboard) to track the medical records (case history) of
patients in government hospital
To develop a cost effective biometric authentication device (hardware)
To develop a cost effective biometric authentication device (hardware)
A surveillance system for air pollution monitoring warning and management
A surveillance system for air pollution monitoring warning and management
Software Image to Word .Doc Converter Governance
The objective is to develop an indigenous cost effective software for converting the
files/records (scanned government documents) in jpg, png format to word (.doc and text).
The output (converted .doc file) should be editable. In other-words, the objective is to
scan a old records and convert it to word format (.doc) and further edit in the same.
Feasibility of doing the same in Tamil language can also be explored. Old Record
Scanned Image Word File Edit Word File New Record
Creating an Automatic Pitch Deck Creator
A lot of Startups find it very difficult to present themselves as a potential opportunity for
investment and mobilize funds from investors and banks. Entrepreneurs also do not have
an idea about what banks are looking for and end up losing funding opportunities. A
technology solution is required that would help educate entrepreneurs on how to prepare
financials to propose to a bank for funds and further create a template where startups can
put in there data in a format which could be accessed by any investor who wants to fund
startups. Hence, there is a need to standardize and automate the process of creating a pitch
deck whereby the user feeds in the inputs asked by the platform, and in the end as an
output there is a standardized business plan that comes up. Sample list of inputs required
for automating the pitch deck: Problem Addressed Product/Service Description
Market Size Customer segment Competition Other Players, USP, Customer
Retention Strategy etc. Revenue Model Scalability of solution Current financials and
projections Requirement of funds & valuation Team Composition etc. 5.1 Synopsis
The platform should capture the following: Automatically check the information that
needs to be covered in a pitch deck Ask user for information required to create a pitch
deck including but not limited to: o Problem addressed o Product / Service description o
Market size o Customer segmentation o Competition: Other players, USP, Customer
retention strategy etc. o Revenue model o Scalability of solution o Current financials and
projections o Requirement of funds and valuation o Team Composition Output a
standardised and cohesive pitch deck 5.2 Additional information on the problem statement
5.2.1 Terminology- KEY WORDS Term / Acronym Meaning Business Plan A business
plan is a formal statement of business goals, reasons they are attainable, and plans for
reaching them. Pitch Deck Pitch deck is a presentation usually used to give your audience
a snapshot of your business plan Market Size The number of individuals in a certain
market who are potential buyers and/or sellers of a product or service. Customer
Segmentation Customer segmentation is the practice of dividing a customer base into
groups of individuals that are similar in specific ways relevant to marketing. USP A
unique selling proposition (USP) refers to the unique benefit exhibited by a company,
service, product or brand Customer Retention Strategy Customer Retention Strategy is
about keeping the customers youve invested in to acquire. Revenue model A revenue
model is a framework for generating revenues. Scalability Scalability is the capability to
handle a growing amount of work, or its potential to be enlarged to accommodate that
growth. CLV:CAC Ratio Customer Lifetime Value : Customer Acquisition Cost
Customer Lifetime Value is the prediction of the net profit attributed to the entire future
relationship with a customer. Customer Acquisition Cost CAC can be calculated by
simply dividing all the costs spent on acquiring more customers (marketing expenses) by
the number of customers acquired in the period the money was spent. Current Financials
& Projections Financial projection is a forecast of future revenues and expenses Valuation
Financial value of the company Team Composition Team composition refers to the overall
mix of characteristics among people in a team, which is a unit of two or more individuals
who interact interdependently to achieve a common objective. 5.2.2 Existing
process/method in practice Current process Manual / Semi-Automatic Who are the people
responsible for creation of Pitch Decks? Generally, the founders / co-founders of a
company or aspiring entrepreneurs are responsible for the creation of pitch decks. What
information is currently included in a pitch deck? The creators of the pitch deck decide
which materials to include in the pitch deck. Hence there is no standardization of material.
How are pitch decks designed? Third party designers or existing templates are used for
design purposes. What platforms are used in the creation of Pitch Decks? Platforms used
popularly include PowerPoint and keynote. Furthermore, templates are available on the
internet 5.2.3 Challenges with current system Challenge Impact / Inconvenience caused
Lack of standardization of information included in pitch decks Prevents investors from
being able to effectively compare different startups based on common metrics and
information. Different startups may use different categorizations and terminologies to
present similar information. Lack of knowledge regarding information to be included in
pitch decks. All aspects of a pitch deck may not be included in the pitch deck and
information may be partial or incomplete. Lack of Design and Flow in the pitch deck Pitch
decks are improperly designed and are unable to present information effectively 5.2.4
Users (staff members) involved in the current (and possibly new) system and their
responsibilities, system access privileges User Role Access level, responsibilities,
remarks Access: View + Edit Platform Responsibilities: Develop and design the pitch
deck automation platform Constantly and consistently update platform with the objectives
of making it more user friendly and faster. 5.2.5 Break-down of the challenges into smaller
logical operations: NOT REQUIRED 5.3 Identify all subsystems and interactions among
them Link for some sample pitch decks: Pitch Decks Figure 1: Information to be presented
on Pitch Deck 5.4 Technical feasibility: NOT REQUIRED 5.5 Desired outcome of the
solution to be built The problem of standardization and inconsistency of information in
pitch decks will be solved fully with the help of an automated pitch deck creator since all
users will be prompted to enter a given set of information. Moreover, the pitch deck will
be designed automatically and information will be presented in a logical and sequent
Creating a platform for aggregation (information and application) of loans to Start-
ups
2.1 Synopsis The platform should capture the following: Loan scheme under the ministry
Eligibility criteria for applying for the loan Loan ticket size Need for collateral yes
or no Application Link Documents required List of bank/loan centres with their
contact details 2.2 Additional information on the problem statement 2.2.1 Terminology-
KEY WORDS Sample terminology added in the table below. Please replace as necessary
Term / Acronym Meaning Loan A thing that is borrowed, especially a sum of money that
is expected to be paid back with interest. Collateral Something pledged as security for
repayment of a loan, to be forfeited in the event of a default Ticket Size Money value
range in which the loan is disbursed, e.g. Rs. 5 lakh to 20 lakh Loan scheme under the
ministry Various ministries are disbursing loan, e.g.: Technology development board
provides loan for commercializing purposes (TDB Guidelines) 2.2.2 Existing
process/method in practice Current process form Semi-automatic How is information
provided? Department nodal officer creates the loan guidelines. This is available on
website or the individual needs to contact the nodal officer. How can one apply? The
application process is usually through their regional offices. 2.2.3 Challenges with current
system Challenge Impact / Inconvenience caused Segregated Data No single platform for
the information on all loan schemes Lack of awareness Large number of start-ups are not
aware of the various loan schemes available from the government. Start-ups avail loans
from private banks and paying a higher interest rate. Lack of quality proposals Due to the
lack of awareness, many good Start-ups/entrepreneurs do not apply for these loans. Thus,
leading to a lacunae of quality proposals. Tedious process Currently, an entrepreneur
needs to browse through various websites and departments. Mention below users/staff
members currently facing the mentioned challenges. 2.2.4 Users (staff members) involved
in the current (and possibly new) system and their responsibilities, system access
privileges Sample information has been added. Please replace with the correct
information. User Role Access level, responsibilities, remarks Department nodal officer
(Current) Access: View data / report about start-ups Responsibilities: 1. Creating the
funding guidelines in text format 2. Resolving the applicant queries 3. Filtering the
applications DIPP Access: View, Edit, Add, Delete access to the entire system
Responsibilities: User management (create/modify/delete users in the system Assign
roles and access levels to user. 2.2.5 Break-down of the challenges into smaller logical
operations Serial # Broken down component/flow/user case/subsystem 1 2 3 2.3 Identify
all subsystems and interactions among them The suggested solution will be a part of the
Startup India Hub. Various tabs to be covered in the portal: List of departments 1. Loans
available under each department Guidelines Eligibility Criteria Ticket Size Need
for collateral (yes/no) Application Link Required documents List of bank/loan
centres with contact details Feedback Back end access to department nodal officers
Refer to the following link for a sample portal: CGTMSE 2. FAQs 2.4 Technical
feasibility Not available 2.5 Desired outcome of the solution to be built 1. Easy
accessibility to the information. 2. Availability of information/reports in real time 3.
Create improved user experience for all stakeholders 2.6 Availability of sample data
Kindly refer to the following loan schemes which can be used for aggregating the data
Standup India Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana SIDBI Startup Assistance Scheme
Growth capital and equity assistance Union Bank of India CGTMSE 2.7 Non-
functional requirements Some sample parameters are listed in the table below. Please
modify as appropriate. Requirement Details Volume or rate of data inflow N.A 2.8
Existing competing solutions in the market Are there existing solutions in the market that
fully/partially address the challenges? Currently, there is no such portal available.
Creating a platform that tracks and measures the impact created from all the start-
ups recognized by DIPP and others as well
Synopsis The platform should capture the following: Have start-up categorization as per
the lifecycle stage, location and sector Number of jobs created by each start-up in the
current year and jobs expected to be created in the upcoming years Growth in revenue
from date of incorporation till date Number of patents applied and number of patents
granted 1.2 Additional information on the problem statement 1.2.1 Terminology- KEY
WORDS Sample terminology added in the table below. Please replace as necessary Term
/ Acronym Meaning Recognized Startup Startups recognized under Startup India
Programme. Refer to the following link: Startup India Registration Current year for a
Startup Jan 1st -Dec 31st 1.2.2 Existing process/method in practice Please describe
(preferably in bullet points or tabular form) the current process that captures this
information. I have included a skeleton below you may leverage it or replace with a
better suited format (diagrams would be helpful if available): Current process form
Manual The entire information is collected by the respective Startups for their own records
The information available on the respective website of Govt. bodies. Currently have to
collect the information from Startups Going forward will create an automated system 1.2.3
Challenges with current system (Some sample / imaginary challenges are listed for
example. Please replace with actual challenges) Challenge Impact / Inconvenience caused
Startup India is unable to track the progress of recognized Startups 1. No real-time
information availability about the Startups Manual process of collecting and maintaining
data 1. Currently, to understand the status of, nodal officer need to reach out to the Startups
and collect the information. Mention below users/staff members currently facing the
mentioned challenges. 1.2.4 Users (staff members) involved in the current (and possibly
new) system and their responsibilities, system access privileges Sample information has
been added. Please replace with the correct information. User Role Access level,
responsibilities, remarks Start-up registration clerk Access: View + Edit + Add
information about start-ups Responsibilities: 1. Read and validate an application for a
start-up registration 2. Enter data into the system/ledger (minimum info required: name
of start-up, names & contact details of founders, address, area of work, any other) 3.
Generate report of start-ups registered within last month/quarter/year (mention what data
would be exported/included in the report) 4. Export data of start-ups registered within last
month/quarter/year 5. Send data/report to DIPP DIPP officer-1 Access: View data / report
about start-ups Responsibilities: 1. Retrieve number of jobs created / expected to be
created by start-ups in a given time period 2. Retrieve revenue details of start-ups in given
time period 3. Retrieve information about patents filed, approved, rejected for start-ups in
a given time period DIPP System Administrator Access: View, Edit, Add, Delete access
to the entire system Responsibilities: 1. User management (create/modify/delete users in
the system) 2. Assign roles and access levels to users 3. Take period back up of data 1.2.5
Break-down of the challenges into smaller logical operations Serial # Broken down
component/flow/user case/subsystem 1 2 3 1.3 Identify all subsystems and interactions
among them The following system can be incorporated in the Startup India website. Tabs
to be included are as follows: Startup Details (Contact details) Stage Sector
Funding Status Number of jobs created by each start-up in the current year and jobs
expected to be created in the upcoming years Growth in revenue from date of
incorporation till date Number of patents applied and number of patents granted
International recognition Any other relevant details Tab for startup clerk to access the
backend data 1.4 Technical feasibility To be analysed 1.5 Desired outcome of the solution
to be built List desired outcomes of the solution, how the outcomes would address existing
challenges, what benefits it would yield for each user and department in general (e.g.
improvement in efficiency, availability of information/reports in real time, reduce
effort/revenue leakages, create improved user experience for all stakeholders
Availability of aggregated data of all the recognized Startups Measurable impact of the
startup India programme Future policy amendments/creations based on the data 1.6
Availability of sample data List of recognised Startups have been captured in the
following link: Startups 1.7 Non-functional requirements Some sample parameters are
listed in the table below. Please modify as appropriate. Requirement Details Browser
compatibility The web based portal should work on the latest versions of Chrome, Internet
Explorer and Firefox browsers on Windows 7 or Windows 10 operating systems. User
interface The screens should be easy to understand, fill in and navigate for non-technical
government users and entrepreneurs. 1.8 Existing competing solutions in the market None
Chronicle stories of Indias international trade
History has been modulated by trade significantly- both as the means and also as end of
human efforts. Trade was the medium of transmission of cultural influence, best practices,
language and also introduction of new species- plants, animals fashion and technology
across world. Stories related to international trade have been documented through books.
An online effort to document stories, historical facts and anecdotes of Indias international
trade, will boost interest in trade.
Exim traffic map- Live Logistic congestion indicator & logistic planning tool
The time taken for export adds to cost of export, lowers clients satisfaction and can be a
major risk factor in poor export performance. Live information is not available regarding
time being taken at various logistic sectors and routes. Logistic components are serially
connected e.g. ICD to railways to port with transit points & transaction functions in
between. Congestion and delay at one point has a spiral effect on the chain. Model need
to develop to give live information regarding the Exim traffic live and possibly also map
cargo routes like the Google traffic map including expected transit time for the cargo via
various modes and routes.
Devise a model to capture the components of cost for export Cost to export index
While cost of product is the key component, many costs add to the cost of exported goods.
Cost is the most measurable method to gauge impact of economic factor conditions. A
model needs to be devised to capture key elements that add to cost of export post
production. Categorization and selection of standardized products from key locations to
key ports will enable development of a cost to export index which over a period of time
could develop as a barometer index to gauge and plan policy interventions.
A Smart project management system using mobile and video grab technology.
It is a tedious process to keep track of all power generation details from wind stations
where number of generation units are very large and sometimes scale upto few kilometers.
In such cases a smart grid solution would be helpful to relay data real time.
A suitable IT solution may be developed to measure water quality and motor
temperature in borewells using some sensors. A centralized alerting system may also
be developed.
Townships normally have multiple borewells for water supply. These borewells are not
monitored centrally often leading to dry run and burnout of motors. IT solution for
Borewell Monitoring and Operation from single location based on Motor temperature,
Sand Content in the water, Water level in the borewell and other related parameters will
help to reduce -^maintenance cost and bring in operational efficiency.
Price and quality data aggregation of Private Hospital Data
The Kerala Clinical Establishment Act mandates that the clinical institutions make public
disclosure of the prices they charge for services. 2. Given the information asymmetry that
exists between consumers and providers of health services it may be not possible for a
consumer to rationally analyse the data and arrive at an optimal solution. 3. As a first layer
if price data for each service by different service providers are available with attendant
decision support systems this would help consumers take rational decisions. 4. The
establishments also disclose data on infrastructure and HR. 5. If this data is linked to the
price data and an indication given on value for money it would further refine the decision
making process of the consumer. 6. Further layers can be added to improve the quality of
consumer decision making. 7. If a structured feedback can be obtained and is available to
potential consumers that would improve the quality of decision making and provide an
incentive for health service providers to improve quality. 8. If reports of false information
and violation of assured services and quality that would help the regulator. Sample Data
Required: Yes What the health department can provide: 1. Create an electronic reporting
format into which the clinical establishment must mandatorily provide the price and
quality data. 2. Transfer the data that is in the public domain to the app provider so that
the back end data for the programme is updated as and when provided by consumer. 3.
Set up interactions with service providers to sort out issues, if any. 4. Create framework
under which the app provider can generate revenue. 5. Act on complaints of false
information and violation of assured service. Potential consumers of the app 1. Patients,
especially those with elective procedures, looking for value. 2. Patient welfare
organizations negotiating volume discount. 3. Hospitals who need the exposure. 4.
Regulatiors 5. Researchers. Risks: 1. Hospitals have fought successfully to stop the
passage of the bill. They may succeed again. 2. They may win legal injunctions against
disclosure of relevant data
Development of Software/ App to give monthly data on solar radiation based on
coordinates
Knowing of solar radiation in a particular place is essential to understand power
generating potential of a particular place. There may be software available, but it needs to
be simplified in the form of App and work in mobile handsets. The data may be made
available when coordinates of a place is entered in the App.
Geographic information System (GIS) mapping and tracking of beneficiary of the
department
At present the department is providing livestock and poultry units for the uplift of rural
economy over 20 districts of the state. ii. GIS system to track Mithuns bovine species , As
such the Mithuns are let loose free in the forest leading to ownership disputes thieving
and sometimes become prey to the wild beast iii. GIS mapping and authenticity of
vaccinated/non- vaccinated animal in the herd. iv. The department is putting constructive
effort in prevention of disease out-breaks in different pockets of the state and accordingly
department is looking forward for effective monitoring of the vaccinated animals. v.
Forecasting of animal disease out-break and pest infestation and for forecasting of the
animal disease outbreak and parasitic infestation for effective prevention and control of
such diseases. vi. Tool for monitoring the beneficiary of the subsidy schemes The users
of this system: i. App admin which keeps track of cattle and its owner through system.
ii. Cattle owners: They will be updated by Admin users regarding schemes/ provide
solution for problems. Desired Outcome: i. It should help in tracking Mithuns in forest.
ii. Help in forecasting of animal disease out-break and pest infestation. iii. Monitoring of
beneficiary of schemes Sample Data Required: Yes
Integrated Call Numbers and Prediction of Wild Fires & Earthquakes
In case of any man made or natural calamities, it has been observed that sufferers/viewers
have to call for help simultaneously to various departments. i) We have several
departments to help like Fire & Emergency Services, NDRF, Department of Disaster
Management, Hospitals etc. ii) It takes longer duration to initiate action and increase
response time for all at once. iii) Increase in response times leads to more loss of lives and
property. The users of this system: i) Department officials responsible for responding the
situation. All officers will get notification through single interface only. ii)
Sufferers/viewers of the calamity. Desired Outcome: i) This problem can be reduced by
designing such software integrating all the stakeholders that information once passed
would reach all the stakeholders simultaneously. ii) It should work without
Internet/cellular network (Similar functionality like emergency calls). Sample Data
Required: Yes
Development of an app for dissemination of satellite imagery data in jpeg format of
INSAT-3D and INSAT-3DR from central server placed in Satellite Meteorology
Division on real time basis
Development of an app for dissemination of satellite imagery data in jpeg format of
INSAT-3D and INSAT-3DR from central server placed in Satellite Meteorology Division
on real time basis. The app should have user selection features such that: Satellite
Selection Payload Selection (Imager, Sounder, Data Relay Transponder (DRT), Satellite
Aided Search and Rescue (SAS & R) Transponder) Channel selection Sector selection
Product Selection Date &Time Selection Animation feature should also be provided in
app with the data of at least last two days, along with user selection features as mentioned
above on the lines of RAPID (https://rapid.imd.gov.in/). The app should be able to run on
Android/Windows/MAC OS. Sample Data required: Yes
https://satellite.imd.gov.in/archive/REQUESTS/Data_Samples_Hackathon2017/MES8/
Objective The main objective of the Real Time Satellite Imagery Dissemination App is to
provide a user friendly platform with animation to observation, monitor and predict the
weather events as well as to assist the study of climate which helps: To monitor and
predict atmospheric profiles(temperature and humidity) over Indian landmass and
adjoining areas. To observe and to monitor land and ocean surfaces for weather
forecasting and disaster warning. To forecast and caution about the disasters like floods,
droughts, cyclones, earthquakes and landslides. To provide various meteorological as
well as search and rescue services. Need for App Development With the development of
technology, more and more apps are needed in the mobile market for Real Time
Worldwide Satellite Imagery. It is estimated that more than 10,000+ users download all
the real time images transmitted by the INSAT3D AND INSAT-3DR satellites and
display it on the tablet or smartphones for various applications. Present Indian Scenario
India has been traditionally vulnerable to natural disasters on account of its geo-climatic
conditions. Floods, droughts, cyclones, earthquakes and landslides have been a recurrent
phenomenon. About 60% of the landmass is prone to earthquakes of various intensities
over 40 million hectares is prone to floods close to 5,700 km long coastline out of the
7,516 km, is prone to cyclones about 68% of the cultivable area is susceptible to drought.
The Andaman & Nicobar Islands, the East and part of West coast are vulnerable to
Tsunami. The deciduous/ dry-deciduous forests in different parts of the country
experience forest fires. The Himalayan region and the Western Ghats are prone to
landslides. Moreover, climate change has strong influence on natural systems.
Monitoring and assessment of impact requires long-term databases of parameters,
gathered employing remote sensing and ground based methods. Also, there is a demand
for suitable models to forecast the changes with a focus on specific indicators like glacier
melt, desertification, land use and land cover change and agents, like, GHGs, Aerosols,
etc. which is a major issue. Design Requirements/Considerations/Guidelines: 1. For each
satellite you can see the whole nation or only zones in high-definition. For each view you
can choose the type of image displayed: visible light, infrared of different wavelengths as
well as different standards of digital processing of the images. 2. Animation feature should
also be provided in app. 3. The data of at least last two days should be made available. 4.
This application should manage a cache to re-display offline images. 5. The application
must use an online index to update the list of available documents without having to
update the application. 6. The app must include the automatic addition of new views or
new satellites without intervention. The App development must also consider the
following facts: 1. It can send some data like: Application name and version of the
Operating System used, brand type and device identifier. 2. The application should not
access the following: personal files, personal information, location, address book and
should not have capability to send phone calls, SMS or emails. 3. It must not create a user
profile and must not allow data exchange with other users. 4. The application must not
affect the operation of the device or other applications installed on it. 5. Removing the
application should leave no trace on the device and usable by any public of any age. Users
of the system: The users of this system are manifold. This will be used by researchers,
student and common public. The system developed should be self-explanatory and user
friendly. Desired Outputs: From the user selection features available in the RAPID,
developed app must satisfy the following: 1. Animation feature should be provided in app.
2. Given satellite imagery, a list of the features that can be extracted has to be displayed.
3. It should be able to estimate wave radiation, quantitative precipitation estimation, sea
surface temperature, snow cover, cloud motion winds, etc. 4. It should provide vertical
profiles of temperature, humidity and integrated ozone for a selected region over Indian
landmass and for the entire Indian Ocean Region. 5. It should collect and disseminate
meteorological, hydrological and oceanographic data from remote, uninhabited locations
over the coverage area from Data Collection Platforms (DCPs) like Automatic Weather
Station (AWS), Automatic Rain Gauge (ARG) and Agro Met Stations (AMS). 6. It must
pick up and relay the alert signals originating from the distress beacons of maritime,
aviation and land based users to the Indian Mission Control Centre (INMCC), located at
Bengaluru. 7. All the data must be made available for at least last two days.
Optimized energy utilization at Railway departments to reduce energy wastage
Expenditure on energy is one of the biggest heads of expenditure for Indian railways.
Energy utilization by various locomotives, buildings, stations premises, office needs to be
optimized to prevent wasteful usage. Software solution can be helpful in monitoring the
actual usage of energy and it can also compare usage by similar entity across the
organization. Cases of excessive usage of energy over and above the the requirement can
be identified. Sample data required: yes Improvement of energy efficiency is another way
of lowering energy related costs. But this cannot be done without precise measurement
and evaluation of present consumption, regarding all influence factors. On the other hand
the railway section itself faces great changes. At the same time they should earn a
reasonable return on its assets to assure adequate maintenance and development of
railways infrastructure. Energy related costs are a significant cost factor of railways
operation. Technology that needs to developed: 1.Rail vehicles are to be equipped with
digital energy meters or fuel flow meters. 2. Rail vehicles are to be equipped with GPS
and GPRS communication devices. 3. Digital energy meters with computer interfacing
should be provided to buildings, stations premises, office. 4. Energy management system
is to be developed to receive data form the above said devices and monitor in near-real
time. 5. Comparison of energy utilization by the locomotives, buildings and offices based
on manufacturer specification and current utilization by the devices should be made.
Technology that can address this issue: 1. Data collection from the energy meter/ fuel flow
meter is performed by regular reading of the serial port of the communication device. The
created file in the communication device contains the profile of energy flow on the
pantograph for active energy, reactive energy and recuperated energy in one minute
resolution. 2. The GPS sensor feeds data of UTC time, latitude, longitude, hemisphere and
speed over ground. 3. The communication device connects in regularly every few minutes
interval to the GPRS network. 4. It sends data files through VPN connection into the
application runs on a central server. 5. Similarly energy consumption data of buildings
offices on real time basis are to be fed through LAN/ GPRS network to energy
management system. The system output should: 1. Provide real time energy utilization. 2.
Provide Energy wastages information. 3. Provide Energy management information. 4.
Provide information of the components which requires immediate maintenance work. 5.
Provide information for energy conservation
Involving Passengers in Upkeep of Railway Stations
Railway stations are used by two categories of passengers daily commuters and
occasional travelers. Involving passengers in station upkeep through education and active
participation can help in finding a lasting solution. Software to keep people engaged about
the need to maintain the railway stations is required.
Condition of Railway Tracks
Nowadays instead of manual checking of railway tracks, automatic monitoring of tracks
done by software systems using sensors. 2. The capability of the sensor is limited, only
for particular distance, the sensor will the monitor the defects. So, Number of sensors used
will be more. 3. There is a need for solution that can ensure 100% safety of the railway
tracks. 4. The solution should be such that the system should generate auto warning
messages about the need of urgent maintenance that helps in preventing untoward
incidents. Sample Data Required: Yes Problem Redefined: Relooking at the problem 1.
Can the system work in the same way such that the former work done manually? 2. Due
to the usage of sensors, will the system does the work in automated manner? 3. Whether
it is possible to monitor the track 24*7 or periodically? 4. Does the monitored and
collected data will be sent to the maintenance team via SMS or through some other means?
5. Providing sound warning or immediate warning along with the information
transmission alert to the relevant teams will be the suitable solution. (Will it invoke
automatic braking system in case of any defect in the track?) Relooking the entire process
1. Where to place the sensor and the type of sensors used? The position and the location
of the sensor in the railway track is very important in this system since it needs accurate
prediction of defects. Should it placed within the tracks / under the tracks, in one side /
both the sides of the tracks? What sort of sensors should be selected in order to provide
best results (wired / wireless sensors)? 2. Distance covered: How many sensors will be
used in this process and at what particular distance they are to be placed? Whether the
sensors at different locations can communicate with each other? Whether the sensor
senses the presence of train from a particular distance? At which point the sensor will
notify the defects and at which point it will transmit the message? 3. Systems essentials:
Whether any microcontroller is required for controlling the sensors? The sensor needs
to observe the situations and send the information to the nearby maintenance team through
SMS alert or by some other means. For this information transmission, which component
is used? For communication, which protocol is used for immediate action process?
What are all the software interfaces required to keep track of the condition of the railway
track Whether the system requires temporal data processing? 4. Notification System:
Will the system provide alarm warning along with the monitored information or it will
merely check for the defects. What immediate action will be provided in case of crack
found on the track? Will the monitored data execute false alarm at any situation? 5.
Things to be monitored: Will it measures the load being carried by the train and inform
the capability of the track? Track condition is also affected by the mud holes which is
the reason for the rough riding and subsequent speed restrictions. So, whether the system
will ensure the presence of mudhole and generate warning? Whether it automatically
sense the availability of ballast for tamping (Track maintenance process)? Will it senses
the interlocking disabilities found on the track (unnecessary objectsthat makes the
interlocking of tracks a difficult one)? Will the system is capable of sensing any defects
in the internal structure of the railway bridge due to heavy loads passing on it? (Inclination
in bridge, bridge cracks, pressure on bridge and crack conditions? Does the sensor senses
the rail stressing? 6. Performance of the system: Upto what distance the sensing process
will be active? (Distance Coverage) Will the system ensure accuracy for the safety of
the track? How quick the information is sent to the respective invigilator? Is the system
works 24*7 or will be monitor the condition of the track periodically? Whether the
system will work in the same way, how workers checked the tracks earlier manually?
Will the system fails due to any natural disaster? Will the system auto-repair itself ?
(fault tolerance)
Management of Railway Rest Houses & Holiday Homes
At present, the allocation of accommodation in Railway Rest Houses, Holidays Homes is
done manually. The request is to be given in writing and there is no mechanism to advise
the applicant about status of booking of rooms. This causes uncertainty and difficulty in
planning ones programme. An online system of submitting request and allocation of
rooms is required.
To develop Acute Coronary Syndrome Risk Predicting Model
Existing system issues Patients needed to be ACS tested by taking them to Hospitals at
their high risk situations ACS risk and general Chest pain are treated in same manner by
emergency departments(ED) Data are entered manually in GRACE Risk monitoring tool
Not smart App Enabled Issues can be overcome by Identifying ACS risk patient from
all other chest pain patients So, as a solution only ACS risk patients are to be taken to
ED Wearable latest devices like(Life Tip, iBeat, smart watch etc) can be incorporated
Hint: you can narrow down to any one device Sensors devices can be used to sense and
read heart pulse rate Problem Defined Can patients be monitored while at home, work
place, sports ground, while travelling etc Do we need automated device? If Yes what
type of device and Why Will it be affordable price for all category of people to use
Will it monitor better than GRACE tool How it will be better than GRACE? Will it be
Reliable in all environments Will it be Accurate at all time and location Do we need
smart device with WiFi Do we need special App for it? IF so what App? Why Can one
App work for any type of wearable device Process for Real-Time 1. How and where the
Patient should be monitored? Type of wearable device chosen for your system How to
get input to the system form patients How to monitor form device Do we need sensors?
What type of sensors can be used? Will it be reliable at any environment/Location
What sort of set up is required to monitor the patient at home, work place, sports ground,
while travelling etc 2. How to identify ACS Patients? What features are incorporated to
identify ACS risk patients With what parameter they can be categorized as High-risk,
moderate-risk and Low-risk patients What will be next process for each categories after
identifying What type of special spontaneous action is carried for High risk patients 3.
Automatic Notifications made through smart device Intimation to Ambulance service
Can it check for nearest and Ambulance available service What is next priority if nearest
Ambulance are not available by Automated device What type of algorithms can be used
to shortest Ambulance service tracking What type of instructions are given to moderate
level Are they given medical adviceto minimize their risk further 4. What type of
monitoring done with what type of Parameters for different risk categories? What type
of decision making algorithm is dome to identify ACS High risk? Is it feasible with
devices used? If not feasible, what action to be taken How? 5. How to establish
connectivity/ configure with Devices, App etc How to interface wearable device, sensor
, App etc Will your App can be used in low cost smart mobile What type of feature is
incorporated to use App in any type of Mobile OS Or, do you need special type of smart
device? If so, will it be at affordable cost to be utilized by patients who take treatment
at GH 6. Reliability and Accuracy How do you confirm that your system is reliable?
Do you need any special tool/program for reliability checking? 7. If Network fails ,will it
work through satellite
Passenger Security
Security of passengers and their belongings is of paramount importance for Indian
Railways. In case of any untoward incident or incident of crime against passengers and
their belongings matter can be reported to Government Railway Police at Railway stations
and on trains and also through given security helpline telephone number 182. A software
solution needs to be provided for online registration of FIR over entire network of Indian
Railway for speedy initiation of action by GRP.
RADIONOMICS: EPITOME EXTRACTION FROM MEDICAL IMAGES
General Problem statement: At present, medical images have become the contemporary
method for disease diagnosis. Having the advantage of noninvasive procedure, medical
imaging techniques like MRI, CT, Ultrasound are used to diagnosis different diseases and
provide the right treatment. Each disease affecting the body change the characteristics of
the tissues it affects. Currently physicians use the medical images to give diagnosis from
their observations of the medical images. Hence there is a need for tools that would extract
these epitomes or features from medical images of diseased persons and classify them
according to the disease for data analysis and resource management. Technology that
needs to developed: 1) Image features that are conventionally used to diagnosis diseases
are shape, size, texture and colour. A tool that could extract features or epitomes from the
given medical image. 1.1. You have the choice on the type of imaging technique like CT,
MRI, US , etc and choice on the particular disease you want to diagnose. *You could
choose any open source medical image database. 1.2. for eg, you could choose MRI of
brain and extract the features to detect tumor size and classify as malignant or benign.
Another eg, you could choose a fundus image of the eye and detect and classify the
presence of glaucoma and its magnitude. 1.3. The feature extraction algorithm should
extract only relevant features and not access the patient information 1.4. The feature
extraction algorithm should extract optimal features only. This is to take care that storage
requirements are not high. 2) Though medical image repositories are available at many
hospitals currently, however, there is no mechanism by which the features extracted for a
particular disease from a medical image are classified and stored. Hence, the system
developed should classify the features according to the disease before storage. 2.1. A multi
level classifier should classify the presence or absence and also the type. 2.2. The feature
database should be updated as new features get added. 3) As the data base of the feature
information is a large one, an efficient indexing mechanism is also to be incorporated to
the system being developed. 3.1. The indexing should help retrieve features of a particular
disease. 3.2. For example, If the user keys in a query of a particular disease , then the
features of normal and similar abnormal conditions should be listed. Users of the system:
The primary user of the system are physicians and radiologists. The system developed
should be explanatory and easy to handle. Desired Outputs: A GUI interface facilitating
the physician, showing the input medical image, condition to be checked, result of the
classification, list of features of normal and similar abnormal cases has to be developed.
The system output should: 1. Create a database with features extracted for a particular
disease from a particular type medical image. 2. Given an input image, a list of the features
that are extracted has to be displayed. 3. The result of the classification needs to be given.
4. The features extracted has to be updated to the database. 5. List of similar such cases
also can be displayed for physician to take a final decision.
Automatic Issue of Notices
Problem Statement: 1) There are many cases wherein the traffic rule violators are not
stopped on the scene and most of the times only the vehicle number can be captured. Also
images captured by the citizens of vehicles violating traffic rules are sent to the Traffic
Cell via Facebook or email. The police personnel also manually monitor the video stream
captured by cameras situated at various locations. 2) Using the vehicle number captured,
the police manually search the vehicle owner details on the internet. 3) After they obtain
the address of the vehicle owner, they send the Notice under Section 133 of Motor
Vehicles Act, 1988 to the police station nearest to the vehicle owners address. 4) The
police personnel then takes the notice to the house of the vehicle owner in person, and the
notice is served to the vehicle owner. It may also happen that the person may not be
available at that time, or may not be presently living at that address. The notice thus
remains not served. 5) This process has to be completed within 7 days of the traffic rule
violation. 6) Once the notice is served, the owner/driver has to visit the Notice branch
(Traffic headquarters) on a working day (within 30 days) where the traffic offence can the
compounded by paying the mentioned compounding amount. Many of these traffic cases
remain pending due to i. The correct details of the vehicle owner could not be searched
on the internet. ii. The vehicle owner could not be served the notice in the given time
frame. Desired Outcome: 1) A system that can automatically find the valid information,
with respect to the owners of the defaulting vehicles 2) The information regarding the
traffic violation to be sent to the owner through SMS or email. 3) Payment of the
compounding amount to be done online. Sample Data Required: No
Full Immunization Coverage
Problem Statement: 1) Full immunization is defined as receipt of BCG, three doses of
OPV, three doses of DPT or Pentavalent, and a dose each of Measles in the age group of
12 23 months. 2) The current mechanism of keeping track of immunization details are
Manual and Work plan Generated from Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) Portal
where online registration and updating of Eligible couples, pregnant women and children.
3) The updating of the system, Post immunization is done manually on the RCH Register
by the Health workers and on the existing system that is RCH Portal by DEOs. 4) The
private sector reports immunization coverage through manual data collection Desired
Outcome: 1) A system may be derived whereby parents of the beneficiaries bring the child
regularly on the due vaccination dates so as to achieve vaccination coverage till five years
of age. 2) Information regarding the due date of vaccination may be provided by sending
alerts through SMS/emails to all the mothers. 3) A system may be derived to cover the
high risk areas like the slums and floating population 4) A system may be derived to
facilitate reporting from private sector
Power / Water consumption in the offices, schools, hostels and facilities
The Department have various offices, schools, hostels and other facilities spread across
the state of Maharashtra. To run these facilities the department spends huge amount of
money for power and water consumption. It becomes difficult for the department to keep
a close watch on the power and water consumption manually due to which the department
faces a huge loss directly which they can utilize in making the life of underprivileged
better. Ideas may be sought wherein the technological solution can be identified to stop
unnecessary power and water consumption due to manned errors. This will help the
department in saving huge amount of expenses and help the department in spending the
taxpayers money in the right direction and for the right/needy people.
Caste Validity Certification System
Integrating CVC with Caste certificate application The applicants for caste certificate
issuance should also an option to opt for caste validity certificate at the same time by
filling a relevant form, attaching scanned documents and paying any processing fee
online. The trigger to begin the process of caste validation can be the successful grant of
caste certificate. This will reduce the time and effort required by the applicant Issuance
of Family Caste Validity certificates Typically, in case an elder of a family has a valid
caste certificate, then the process of obtaining a caste validity certificate of his/her off-
springs should be simplified even further. Family caste validity certificates can be issued
in such cases
DOP network has approximately 30,000 locations across India and divided into
Circle. The problem is SLA reporting, SLA calculations, payment processing and
payment projection for future.
Current Scenario: 1. DOP has network integrator and his responsibility is to maintain the
network. NI vendor responsibility includes: a. Primary network service provider (NSP1)
currently BSNL b. Secondary network service provider (NSP2) currently Sify c. There
may be more NSPs in future d. Managed services to maintain link, network devices 2.
There are multiple types of bandwidth a. MPLS, b. Broadband c. Dongle d. There may be
other types also. 3. There are different types of offices depending upon number of users.
Offices are classified into a. Class A Very big offices having MPLS connectivity b.
Class B Big Offices having MPLS connectivity c. Class C Small Offices having MPLS
connectivity d. Class D double hand office having 2 persons with Broadband
connectivity e. Class E Single hand office having 1 person with Broadband connectivity
f. Class F VSAT connectivity where no other means of connectivity is possible. 4.
Different bandwidths like 2 Mbps MPLS, 512 Kbps MPLS, 512 Kbps broadband is
provisioned depending upon class of offices mentioned at point 3. 5. The SLA reporting
frequency is monthly and payment is quarterly to each NSPs and managed services. 6.
The SLA reports come from NMS tool and each DOP offices has one unique code. 7. The
SLA is different for each NSPs. E.g. a. For NSP1 i. >95% uptime no penalty, ii. 95%
90% uptime 10% of payment deduction. iii. 90% 80% uptime 20% of payment
deduction. b. Similarly different SLA for NSP2 and calculations would different. 8. The
Managed services penalty is applicable if office is isolated means both NSPs are down
simultaneously or router is faulty. There may be some other scenarios where DOP location
is showing is not operating due to DOP reasons like power, local holidays force majeure
etc. 9. The managed services charges are bandwidth-wise and different for each year. 10.
The bandwidth of DOP locations are upgraded / downgraded as per requirement and
accordingly charges changes from date of commissioning. 11. The SLA and uptime starts
from the date of commissioning of DOP location. 12. The bandwidth rate of each NSPs
is different for each year. Expected Scenario: a. Which is fully flexible / configurable
which can give the expenses till now, , current quarter payment. quarterly projection,
yearly projection. b. The software should be role based login: i. So that network integrator
can upload the office-wise SLA for each NSPs, managed services. ii. DOP verifier can
verify and accept or reject. If accepted it should go to DOP approver and if rejected it will
go back network integrator. iii. DOP approver can accept or reject. If accepted then
generate MIS report and if rejected then go back to DOP verifier. iv. Reporting and MIS.
v. Suitable checks needs to be in place so that users can not amend, delete, add the data.
vi. The data should be imported or exported to xls, csv etc. vii. Application should be
enterprise level.
Devising methodology and a system for tackling the flow of data related to mail
operations under low bandwidth/failure of network.
Current Scenario: The mail operations right from booking to delivery presently work in
an offline mode. The nodes communicate with the central server through a client for
exchange of data. The IT modernisation project aims to make all mail operations online.
Expected Scenario: The present mail operations of the Department rides on an offline
solution, whereby the data resides on local servers and data exchange happens with the
central server on a set frequency. The ongoing IT Modernisation project intends to
integrate the entire mail operations right from booking to delivery into an online process.
Since the entire system rides on a sturdy network and given a situation when the network
fails, the communication of data (various scans of articles viz. booking, dispatch, receipt,
bagging etc) may not get communicated. The Department needs a light IT solution
whereby key functionalities of the IT system are run on a mobile or tablet , so that the
same may be used to carry out the work as an interim and push the data into the central
server using low bandwidth. Alternatively, a system may be developed to capture the data
in an offline mode and push the same into the servers as an when the internet connectivity
resumes.
Mechanisation of parcel sorting at parcel processing centres (parcel hubs)
Current Scenario: The Departmental sorting facilities have traditionally been aligned to
handling documents and small packets. The existing parcel sorting happens manually
either on floor area or on conveyer belts at select locations. The entire parcel processing
does not have any Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) which brings down the sorting
efficiency. Expected Scenario: The Department is in the process of mechanising the
sorting of parcels at its sorting facilities. Mechanisation has commenced with use of
conveyor belts, pin code based primary sorting (through backend integration with
barcode) and DWMS (Dimension and Weight Measuring System). At the primary sort
level, articles are sorted into groups of range of PIN codes to be sorted further (secondary
sort) and bagged for destination hubs. The secondary sort requires a skilled sorter to find
the correct destination bag. Can the secondary sorter is guided by the system itself as to
which bag the article has to be dropped? Can the article be scanned and a light over the
appropriate bag come on using PTL (Put to Light) solution? A prototype solution may be
provided which should be scalable for number of sorts that may range from 30-90
destinations.
Design and demonstrate a digital addressing system as an extension of the existing
PIN code
Current Scenario: The existing limited address database has merely the physical
addresses. The data base lacks geo-spatial information and any standardised format of
addressing. Expected Scenario: The Department is in the process of developing a digital
address database for the entire country. A digital address database means that the physical
address of any location is to be complemented by its geo-coordinates, both of which have
to be mapped together. The digital address may be an alpha-numeric code or otherwise,
and shall have to be an extension of the existing PIN code system which defines the
delivery jurisdiction of a post office. Latest GIS technology, along with data analytics
need to come together to develop the digital address database. The database format,
manner of data collection of physical addresses and layering it with geo coordinates etc.
need to be decided.
Design of parcel drop off kiosk and integration with the present Departmental
software ecosystem which is offline as well as the proposed online ecosystem
Current Scenario: Customers have to book their articles (Speed Post, Registered Post, and
Parcels- Express & Business) at the Post Office counters. The bulk customers and e-
commerce players book their articles/parcels either at the Business Post Centres operating
at select post offices or at dedicated parcel booking centres. Expected Scenario: The
Department is soon going to make its web portal transactional to enable web based
booking of retail and bulk articles such as Speed Post, Registered Post etc. Once booked,
the article has to either be picked up or dropped off at identified locations to be physically
inducted into the system for processing. At the time of induction, the weight of the article
has to be validated to prevent any leakage of revenue. For the customer, the process of
dropping-off should be as hassle-free and take minimal time. A kiosk with necessary IT
support to enable the above and allowing for making payment (in case of additional tariff
to be paid) or having the amount credited (in case of higher tariff paid) is required
Cost calculation system for products which have to travel across multiple offices
Current Scenario: The existing cost calculation is based on some random / sample
assessments/studies done very long back. There is significant change in the product
portfolio of the Department since then. As different products are handled by the same
operator/office, there is no cost segregation for each service/product. Expected Scenario:
Arriving at the cost of the product/service where the stakeholders are from different
offices spread across the length and breadth of the country
End to End mapping of Network to arrive at the expected time of delivery
Current Scenario: Currently there is no mapping available in the system. However, based
on the geographical areas like metro cities/state capitals etc and also based on the Circle
boundaries, time limits are prescribed in Citizen Charter for delivery of articles. Due to
non availability of accurate mapping of entire network and routing channel, there are no
standard delivery norms between one post office to another post office Expected Scenario:
To map entire chain of Post Offices and Sorting hubs so as estimate the probable date of
delivery at the time of booking itself.
Digital Addressee System with Unique address for each addressee location
Current Scenario: No such database now. However, while booking mail articles/money
orders etc., complete address of the addressee/payee is captured and stored in the database.
But this data is not used for any purpose once the article/money order is delivered/paid.
Building a digital addressee system based on the above data could not be materialized.
Expected Scenario: Post Office should be able to build its own digital addressee system.
Building a preliminary digital addressee system based on the data available with various
government agencies and then enhancing /updating the same from the addressee data
being captured (as mentioned in above para)
Load management for transport planning
Current Scenario: There is no Transport management system in place. Therefore, the
proposed load to be handled in ensuing 2-3 days could not be foreseen till the same is
received at Sorting Office/Post Office. This results in poor resource management which
ultimately increases costs due to last minute planning and significantly lowers the
efficiency. Expected Scenario: 1) Smart planning for low costs by combining the
shipments, based on the carriers capacity 2) Advance Information of the load across the
supply chain
Mechanism to avoid duplication of beneficiaries of various welfare schemes
Description : Every year State Government gives benefits of financial assistance or assets
to deprived section of the State. The number of beneficiaries under one scheme ranges
from several hundred to several lakhs, for e.g. under the State sponsored pre-matric
scholarship every year around 15 lakhs students are provided with scholarships amounting
to Rs. 500 an onwards. What Exact Problem is being Solved? : At present, there are 03
housing schemes under which deprived section of the State is given financial assistance
for house building. These schemes are Indira AwasYojana, Sardar Patel AwasYojana,
HalpatiAwasYojana, and housing scheme for individual tribal beneficiaries. At the time
of giving benefit under one particular scheme, it is very difficult to check whether the
beneficiary has obtained benefit under another scheme for the same purpose i.e. house
building. Users : Government Department Tribal beneficiary Expected Outcomes : If,
at the time of entering name and / or Aadhaar No. of a beneficiary, a digital solution (Data
Bank) can check whether the applicant has availed such benefits in past, the duplication
of beneficiary can be controlled. Impact : By controlling duplicate beneficiaries under
various welfare schemes, huge amount of Government money can be saved and with this
money the genuine beneficiaries can get benefits. This kind of a digital solution can be
replicable for hundreds of Government schemes.
Automatic Ticket Checking System in Jetties and Wharfs for Interisland shipping
services
At present, ticket checking is done in Jetties and wharfs before boarding the Boat/ship. 2.
Ticket checking is manual process and long queue of passengers often delay the boarding
process and time. 3. There is need for solution which can ensure 100% ticket checking. 4.
The solution should be such that passenger need not have to wait for getting his ticket
checked. Sample Data Required: Yes Problem Redefined: Relooking at the problem 1.
Can the system work with the way current ticket issuing mechanism is working? 2. Can
Ticket Checking of current unreserved tickets be done by an automated system? 3. Making
small changes in the Design of the current Ship/Boat tickets help in the way ticket
checking can be automated? 4. Or is it more of a problem of redesigning the way tickets
are issued, or the kind of content present on the tickets? 5. Ticket redesign could probably
be a part of the solution. 6. The concept of QR code or barcodes for easy checking of
tickets can be introduced 7. Can the solution work on redesigned form of ticket design,
and can it also accommodate any future upcoming? If we look at the entire process 1.
Where the tickets should be checked? Should there be multiple checks? Entering the
Jetty/ Wharf near boarding a boat/ship. There might be different people with different
requirements. At which point should ticket checking commence and at what point should
ticket be deleted. 2. How to track the distance travelled by the bearer of the ticket is
appropriate? It is a punishable offence to take a ticket of shorter distance and travel for
a longer distance. How does your solution detect such cases? Could the system detect
GPS and find out the amount of travel done by the bearer of the ticket. If ticket issuing
is system is automated could there be a way by which it can be detected how much has
the bearer travelled on the ticket? 3. How to find people not buying ticket at all? It is
evident that the most important aspect of this solution would be finding people who
haventbought a ticket. Point 1 would play an important role in finding the people
travelling withouttickets. What mode of communication would your solution use with
the traveler? Not all travelers of carry mobile phones. And most of them do not even carry
a physicalform of a ticket. Can the Solution differ for reserved and unreserved category
of tickets? If thesolution is at a location, how can we identify who are the passengers
who trying to enter asmultiple people in one ticket? 4. Notification system Who should
be notified when a ticket offender is found? Should the Captain or Port official in next
jetty in charge be reported? What details should be sent to prevent offences in the form
of no ticket boarding orboarding a ship for more than specified ticket journey What form
of Details should be sent when a ticket offender is found? Could there be a mechanism to
notify the bearer of the ticket of his/her upcoming station and that he/she wouldbe
requested to de-board the ship at that specific jetty. For offenders without tickets what
form of data should be identified and how should the data be transferred to the respected
personals. If the person has not bought a ticket, there is no way of identifying him/her.
How does our solution sell correct data about such offenders to therespective personnel
such that action could be taken on them? 5. Should there be a loop for exceptions are
created? Boat services could be used in special cases for free. Should the system give
away such loopholes? (Example : For transporting patients /sick people) What are the
suggestions your ticket checking system give to the system redesigning the ticket
designing system? Would it be necessary for ticket design system to provide a card or a
hardware device with RFIDon it to be able to identify the journey of each ticket bearer?
Application to map disabled-friendly Locations across Maharashtra
Maharashtra has 3 million disability population. Disability makes simpler task difficult.
Enabling any platform that makes their live bit comfortable can be a great services to the
noble cause. New regulations enforces public institutions to setup any new infrastructure
disability compliant. Following shall be envisaged for disable friendly applications a. The
application shall populate geo-tagged places with photograph, category, and type of
disable friendly facility b. Data population mechanism shall be through crowd source
mechanism with moderation for photograph and place population c. The application shall
listen to and provide voice navigation to user with visually challenged. d. The application
will aid find out places near the person which are having disable friendly infrastructures.
(Ex: Special toilets for disables, ramp for wheel chair, Brail letters on lift buttons, Disable
schools etc, with categories like, banks, schools, railway stations, bus stations, ATM,
Hospitals, Malls etc)