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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.

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.

Mobile App for Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY)

Under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, the Hon’ble Members of Parliament are adopting villages for their overall development. The mobile app should be able display notifications, details of villages adopted, details of Hon’ble M.Ps, details of the institutions associated with the adopted villages, details of Program conducted & developmental activities initiated under SAGY.

ila 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.

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.

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.

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)×

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

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

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

Air and Water Quality Care System

2. 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

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

Smart domestic electric energy management system

2. 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 user’s 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

Cost effective On-Cloud (Privately owned by government) solution for Zero-Day Attack Protection for advanced Persistent Threat/ Advance threat prevention for Government sectors

2. 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. It’s 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.acf.in Phone no: 0191-2569223

Web based Data Analytics software/framework for performing technology impact assessment of any CSIR technologies

2. 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

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 intelligenc

2. 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

Computational approaches to understand corrosion mechanism under extreme conditions

2. 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

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

Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry. ×

Chronicle – stories of India’s 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 India’s 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. Chronicle – stories of India’s 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 India’s 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.

Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence ×

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 user’s 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 user’s 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

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

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 Id’s 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.

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.

Group Messaging Solution

Evaluation of a group messaging solution between senior executives of a group of organizations and concerned ministry’s 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 Management’s Laptops. Users of this system: Top management of relevant organizations and ministry’s 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.

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. User’s 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.

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.

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.

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.

Real-Time image processing and forensic verification of documents

The recent advance in the use of image processing applications has benefitted many areas including the forensic and digital verification techniques in cybercrime detection. At the same time the features of image processing techniques are used for producing digital evidence in criminal activities. Image processing tools have been associated with a variety of crimes, including counterfeiting of currency notes, cheques, as well as manipulation of important government documents, wills, financial deeds or educational certificates. Users of this system: The solution will help the document verifier/examiner find out and differentiate a fabricated document with an original one. Technology that can help address the issue: Open source image processing libraries like OpenCV, AI techniques can be used. Desired Solution : The solution should focus on the use of image processing tools for the examination of computer-manipulated documents. The altered documents once examined using a suite of currently available image processing tools should be capable of detecting computer-based manipulations of written documents.

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.

Tool for Transformation of Geodetic Datum’s (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 Earth’s surface with coordinates in latitude and longitude. Notable geodetic datum’s 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 datum’s 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 datum’s 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.

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.

Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment ×

Tracking parking designated for PwDs in external environment

Tracking parking designated for PwDs in external environment

Mobile appp/database on employment opportunities for PwDs in the country.

Mobile appp/database on employment opportunities for PwDs in the country.

Digital solution for effective learning of persons with specific learning disabilities

Digital solution for effective learning of persons with specific learning disabilities

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.

Picture exchange communication software for better understating of persons with intellectual disabilities.

Picture exchange communication software for better understating of persons with intellectual disabilities.

Development of customized keyboard for use of persons with intellectual disabilities

Development of customized keyboard for use of persons with intellectual disabilities

Mobile app for assessment of reading skill, arithmetic skills etc.

Mobile app for assessment of reading skill, arithmetic skills etc.

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

Department of Food and Public Distribution, Ministry of Consumer affairs, food and public distribution ×

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

Develop device to aggregate internet bandwidth of 2/3/4 G connectivity, alternate use of SIM’s 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.

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.

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.

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.

Department of Post, Ministry of State(IC) of Communications ×

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 carrier’s capacity 2) Advance Information of the load across the supply chain

Department of Space (ISRO) ×

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

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

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

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 people’s 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 one’s 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 don’t support time. Domain Expert (s) Dr. Sameer Saran and Shri K Shiva Reddy

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

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

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

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 Team’s 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

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

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

Department of Telecommunications. Ministry of Communication ×

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 TSP’s can take proactive measure for network quality improvement based on the feedback of common man.

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

DIPP, Ministry of Commerce & Industry ×

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 you’ve 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. FAQ’s 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

1.1 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

Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare ×

Technology to enable seamless marketing of agri commodities beyond the current geographic clusters

1 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.

Translate weather information to very actionable advisory to farmers

1. 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).

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 devise’s 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ministry of AYUSH ×

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

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.

To build a Program where visitor can navigate through the various facilities available in hospital

Sector : Health & Social WelfareCategory : hardwarePriority : high#AYUSH4 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.

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.

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.

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.

Ministry of Coal ×

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.

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology(MeitY) ×

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.

Computerized Application for Paper-less Examination Screening (CAPES) system for recruitment

i. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Create an app that can run on a Windows/Linux based desktop to aid the disabled persons to perform day to day tasks

General Problem Statement : The disabled (blind) persons currently need support to start the PC , login their user id and passwords and then the access to certain browsers to do browsing. We must try to resolve this problem. Users: Disabled (Blind) persons for reading / browsing / performing word documentation. Technical Solution : Create the service in windows that listens to the finger print sensors and if the sensors match to the PC owner, allow the person to login and immediately start listening to commands as the blind person will not be able to see the next window / or won’t be able to open something. Desired Solution : i. The app must begin as a service that shall run in the background. Allow to register the disabled person with one time help from non-disabled person. ii. The service must be integrated with figerprint sensors and must be able to validate the fingerprint of the disabled person and allow the access of this person to the app. iii. The service upon successful logon immediately allows you to start sending the commands that allow the blind person to perform web browsing iv. The service must allow to start accepting the commands to perform ms-word document. v. The service must be generic to accept new interfaces like using read out loud feature in pdf to open and read a pdf and integrate / operate the other windows applications

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.

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change ×

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 can’t 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

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 day’s 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

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

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.

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

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 hasn’t 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

Developing video based sensor technological network to address human–wildlife 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. India’s 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

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.

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 country’s 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 India’s 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.

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare ×

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.

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.

Knowledge Enhancement Platform

1. Several service providers in the field work in relatively isolated settings and don’t 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 can’t 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.

Ministry of HRD×

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

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 today’s 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.

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?

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?

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?

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?

Academic scheduling in a college with multiple courses, multiple disciplines based on the staff’s 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.

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.

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 body’s 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.

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 attacker’s call, phone no., service provider details etc., and stores them in a temporary memory. If there are any transactions in the customer’s 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.

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting ×

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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….

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.

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Ministry of Railways ×

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.

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.

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.

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 one’s programme. An online system of submitting request and allocation of rooms is required.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ministry of Power ×

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.

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.

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.  

Integrated Automatic Floor Warning and Alert System using IoT

1. 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.

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.

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.

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways ×

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.

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.

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.

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 Learner’s License.

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.

Applications to locate Skilled Labourer for Highway Construction works.

During any construction it’s 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.

Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship ×

Development of Entrepreneurship Facilitation – Guidance Centre Platform

Development of Entrepreneurship Facilitation – Guidance Centre Platform

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.

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.

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. Let’s 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. (it’s mapping a region with skills of persons).

From a potential employer’s 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.

System to track Labor market trends

Sector : Health & Social WelfareCategory : softwarePriority : high#MSD15 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.

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.

Development of Convergence of International – Central – State Start Up Platform

Hon’ble 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.

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.

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.

Development of Logistics Platform

Sector : Health & Social WelfareCategory : softwarePriority : high#MSD10 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.

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 – NGO’s – Charities like US Aid for procurement of supplies / consumables from this e-marketing platform.

Development of Social Entrepreneurship Platform

In view of various Initiatives taken by the Hon’ble 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.

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.

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.

Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation ×

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Engagement Management System (EMS) through an Application for Desktop as well as Mobile-phones.

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

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.

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.

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.

Ministry of Tribal Affairs ×

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.

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)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ministry of Urban development ×

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.

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.

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?

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?

Waste Management

Can we deploy sensor based technology solutions which can detect the nature of waste (organic, inorganic, inert wastes) and enable automated segregation?

Urban Mobility

Can we develop smart solutions to reduce traffic congestion in cities?

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 people’s 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.

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.

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

Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation ×

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

Identifying and reporting of sand mining activities

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 site

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.

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 .

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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 facility’s 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Ministry of Women and Child Development ×

National Creche Portal/App

Under the National Crèche Scheme and the erstwhile Rajiv Gandhi National Crèche Scheme, a number of crèches have been functioning across the country. These are mainly NGOs under the ambit of two mother NGOs. When the verification of these crèches 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 crèches and the staff that is working there. A database can hugely help in monitoring the scheme. General problem statement: i) At present, the crèches 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 crèches showed that a large number of the crèches are non-existent on the ground. System users: i) Crèche workers: for entering the data of children and staff ii) Parents: to locate nearest crèches iii) NGO managing the crèches including the mother NGO: for looking at the number of children, attendance etc. iv) District Administration: Should be able to access crèche-wise details. It is necessary for the purpose of inspections and monitoring v) State Government: Should be able to access district-wise crèche-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 crèches so as to know their precise location. The app should be able to give the location of the nearest crèche in case a parent wants to find the nearest crèche to his/her home. ii) Each geo-tagged crèche 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 crèche, a photo is taken and an auto generated receipt is also sent to the parent (that the child is in the crèche). At the time when the children leaves the crèche, 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 crèche. 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.

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 children’s 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.

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 centre’s 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.

C2C crowd-sourcing platform for projects on women’s empowerment

While there are a large number of individuals and organizations working for the cause of women’s 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 women’s empowerment including but not restricted to advocacy campaigns, research projects, technological solutions, art, films, social enterprises, NGO projects etc.

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) don’t 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 EWR’s 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) It’s hard to find proficient trainers that can conduct training in remote towns or village vi) The lack of automation to provide support and train EWR’s can become a huge obstacle developing the status of women in society vii) The need is to empower these EWR’s 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 EWR’s 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 EWR’s, 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 EWR’s 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 EWR’s get the required information in the least amount of time ii) The app will help all the EWR’s 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

App with Government Services for women

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

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.

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 API’s 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.

Internet of Things×

  1. Create the android app which integration IOT API.
  2. Create Smart home hardware hack based on IOT
  3. Create mobile-based app to control all your IOT devices.
Machine Learning×

  1. Building a solution to determine if a post on social media such as Facebook is fake or not.
  2. Create a solution for an educatioal institution which improves quality of education.
  3. A website that can be trained and predict human data.
  4. Design a chatbot to sell the product.
  5. Design a chatbot that uses NLP to give a personaloized result.
  6. Design a chatbot to provide daily feed such news, jokes, etc.
  7. Create Alexa or google assistant skill.
  8. Create an app to train people against fake/hate news.
  9. Write the neural net program to write a song.
  10. Write a neural net program to write a poem.
  11. Write a neural net program to estimate your age.
  12. Create a hyperledger platform on top of ethereum to store data in the college.
  13. Write hyperledger platform to store transaction within governmental institutions (Fighting corruption).
  14. Write a program to mask the car from the background. Optimize it for a set of images.
  15. Write a neural net to implement any soltuion which can be beneficial to the healthcare sector.
  16. Write a program which can be trained to predict stock market.
  17. Write a bot to play against a player in a chess game.
  18. Integrate Google Voice API and use NLP to create a voice to a voice-based solution.
  19. Create a platform that can teach nursery kids to spell alphabets.
Miscellaneaous×

  1. Build NLP Parser to extract formula output given textbook and create a molecular structure.
  2. Design wallet/other solution for a financial institution.
  3. Build hyperledger/betting site using API.
  4. Create AR/VR Healthcare solution.
  5. Create the system to use hyperledger for a government.
  6. Create an interconnected network for students to share data such as the movie, etc.
  7. Create hack which facilitates ease of accessibility for disable person.
  8. Peer to Peer Money wallet.
  9. Create the tinder style app that and give personalized suggestion to the users.
  10. Create a prototype of any web-based platform [Design challenge].
  11. Create a chrome extension using any of the above technology.
JECRC Hostel×

  1. COLLEGE HOSTEL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

    Problem Statement:
    We have three hostels in our campus, which consist of two boy’s hostel and one girl’s hostel.
    For smooth conduction of the operations in hostel we have identified following problems:
    • Managing the student data room wise and attendance procedure in morning as well as evening.
    • Management of grievances of the students regarding maintenance/cleanliness and prompt action to rectify them.
    • Grant of permissions for various activities outside the campus along with justified documents, to the students of hostel.
    • To minimize wastage of food by timely intimation of the number of students taking the meal at a time.
    • Generation of various reports as required.
    An Android App cum web based system may be developed which deals with the problems.

JECRC Departmental problems.×

  1. Develop an online application for Certificate(s)

    A pass out or regular student can apply to get the underlined certificate(s) from registrar office. The request can be an online application for
    (i) NOC Certificate
    (ii) Transfer Certificate
    (iii) Character Certificate
    (iv) Bonafide Certificate.
    The dispatch information should also flash and once delivered should be acknowledged and updated.

  2. Develop an online application for E-CONTENT

    Design of website which can provide easy access to econtent to all the students as
    (i) NPTEL
    (ii) video lectures
    (iii) e-books
    (iv) e-Journals
    (v) NDL
    . In addition to e content the website should provide information related to the availability of the book.

  3. Design an ERP System with following support:

    (i) Database: Facility of downloading latest student data.
    (ii) Fee Submission: Any type of fee submission such as Main/Back exam, Passout students back exam, Bus fee, Regular fee etc. Generation of notification for fee submission
    (iii) Caution/Hostel Security Money: Request for caution money through Google form. Tracking system for caution Money
    (iv) Pay Slip Generation: Salary calculation module with biometric support.

  4. We have a website www.jecrcalumni.com, we would want the app to be synced with it for all those who are registered there do get counted as registered on the app too.

    Log in with linkedin and facebook only for registered users.
    (i) Auto synchronization from FB and LinkedIn- any information of the user that gets updated (professional update –job, designation etc, contact details, phone number , mail id, profile picture, etc must be auto updated in the admin database with us)
    (ii) Tracing the present location of Alumni- for eg: when any alumnus has entered Jaipur, or may be any alumnus who is out of India comes to India, we are notified for it (admin) and he gets a push notification for “welcome to your graduation city, Hi from JECRC!”
    (iii)Tracing active email Id and Phone No.- as described earlier (if he is registered and has not updated his contact details with us , it can be auto collected from his other social media accounts).
    (iv) Auto Sync. Photos, events and announcements, whatever we upload on our website of FB page (@jecrcalum) of the JECRC Alumni Association , they must get the notifications for that, to register for the events they must get redirected to the original post.)
    (v) Notification message for B’day, if it’s the user’s b’day, he must get a b’day msg “ for eg: Hey Priyanka, a very warm bday greeting from your alma mater, JECRC wishes you a very happy bday, (if possible it can also have a some image for bday)
    (vi) Reminder of someone’s promotions, job etc to congratulate- just like linkedin –the registered users as well as the admin should get a notification for this so that we can congratulate the user.
    (vii) Job Post – Redirect to website original post, if any user has posted a job or internship on the website, all the registered users should get the notification for it, and the link should redirect to original post for them to apply.
    (viii) Star achievers story to all registered users, so they be able to congratulate him(Eg. LinkedIn)- success stories that we post on website should be notified to all registered- redirect to original post.
    (ix) Search – Name, Batch, Branch, City, Country and Company.
    (x) If there is a topic posted in discussions and polls, has to be notified to all registered.
    (xi) Alumni Expert Panel, registered users should be able to raise questions to them and they be notified for the same and when an answer is received, it has to be notified back.
    (xii) LORs application, update. Request and notification.
    NOTE: All the basic things that are there on the website must be taken in the app too.

  5. Design of an ERP System which can maintain the record of the following

    i. Faculty/Staff members data (AICTE/RTU format)
    ii. Recruitment Module
    a.Resume Format upload + Data Extraction (Excel Sheet) b.Calling eligible candidate for Interview via email c. Prepare a list of selected candidate by Interview panel d. Appointment letter format e. Joining report format
    iii. Appraisal form
    iv. Leave applied by staff members, HOD approval to establishment ( CL, CCL, AL), Gate pass details
    v No dues Certificate, Resignation Acceptance, Online exit interview by HOD, highlight _ve Feedback for improvement purpose
    vi. Request of Relieve and experience Certificate Presence of Faculty and Staff should be maintained with transparency

  6. Design of an application which can provide the following facilities.

    (i) GPS enabled bus service
    (ii) Merging of buses efficiently by retrieving bus students’ data.
    (iii) Online Application for College Transportation.
    (iv) Online Bus Route Information

  1. Salary Assessment, Processing and Increment:

    • Salary statement is not shared with particular faculties. Which affect correctness of the statement.
    • (i)CL & CCL calculations and allotment.
    • (ii)Salary components with the rules of increment.
    • (iii)Digital Faculty appraisal process according uniform increment process.
    • (iv)Feedback/Complaint management with resolution.
  2. Design of a web application (Android supported) for activity management of a cell/club

    • (i) Name of the Cell
      • a. Profile of the cell(Pic, address, email Id, Any other information)
      • b. Dashboard (Details of activities)
    • (ii) Faculty In-charge of the cell and his/her profile
      • a. Associated members and their profile
      • b. Accounts of the associated members
    • (iii) Event Registration (Pic, time, venue, location, incharge)
    • (iv) Participants Registration
      • a. Communication with participants
    • (v) Attendance entry and communication with the respective department
    • (vi) Post Event gallery
    • (vii) Query of the participant
  3. Syllabus coverage mapping with classes held.

    • (i) There are two main components: Course plan and course coverage.
    • (ii) Course plan is prepared by a faculty of the subject at the start of the semester which includes (a) Course plan (b) Text and Reference book information (c) beyond curricula.
      • a. A faculty should be able to prepare a Course Plan for each theory subject in a table (Unit No., Topics, Lec. Required, Lec No.)
      • b. Faculty should plan Beyond Curricula (S. No., Topics, Lectures required) topics for each subject
      • c. Faculty should be able to enter maximum four books for Text &four books for Reference
    • iii. Course coverage (Lect No., Date, Coverage)
    • (iv) An algorithm should compare course plan and course coverage and tell in % slippage overrun.
    • (v) Head of Department should be able to write any comment if slippage or overrun is beyond some threshold value.
  4. Students’ Attendance Management System

    • (i) HoD should be able to upload list of students of all classes in excel format
    • (ii) HoD should register the members of faculty in attendance management application using excel sheet
    • (iii) Faculty should be able to register and add the subjects and time table for subject he is taking
    • (iv) Faculty should be able to take attendance through mobile.(Simple and compact GUI)
    • (v) Head of Department should be able to send the mail the attendance of the student to his/her parents. HoD should be allowed to filter the mails based on some attendance threshold criteria.
    • (vi) Attendance management system should show all those students who are debarred from examination.
    • (vii) System should have all rights to waive or relax the debar criteria
  5. Time Table Management System

    • (i) College Time Table In-charge (CTTI) should be able to add, delete or update the resource(Room, Lab, Faculty, Department) of the college.
    • (ii) CTTI can add or delete any DTI. CTTI can send the mail to all or any students of the college.
    • (iii) Departmental Time Table In-charge(DTI) should be able upload the time table in the system. Time table can be in the form of Master TT(For one class), Faculty TT(For one teacher), Room TT(For one Room), Lab TT(For a particular lab)
    • (iv) Students and faculty can view the TT
    • (v) Faculty should be able to report any clash in TT
    • (vi) Faculty and student can mail to DTI for any query, suggestion or request
    • (vii) DTI can request for centralized resources to CTTI
    • (viii) Any clash in any of the resource should be identified by the system.
    • (ix) DTI should be able to generate suggestive TT from the system and can change in the generated TT.
  6. Result Analysis

    • (i) The team has to process the TR supplied by RTU (txt format can be available on request) and analyze the result based on various filters. Filters for the analysis can be:
      • (a) College wise result Analysis
      • (b) Department wise result Analysis
      • (c) Class wise Analysis
      • (d) Subject wise analysis
    • (ii) Analysis should provide various statistical measures such as Pass %, Mean, Median, No. of Backs, n toppers college wise, n toppers class wise, n toppers subject wise, % wise filtering.
    • (iii) Generate individual student’s mark-sheet as per the RTU format
    • (iv) Facility to update the data after revaluation result.
    • (v) Student can request to update his result with proper proof.
  7. eNotice Board

    • (i) The system should be able to create groups for clubs, classes, department etc.
    • (ii) Facilitate Addition, updation and deletion facility of the groups and their owners
    • (iii) Admin should be responsible for maintain users rights
    • (iv) Create proper hierarchy of authorities for publishing notices.
    • (v) Archive facility should be available on request.
    • (vi) Publish Notices (College wise, Department wise, class wise, Group wise)
  8. PROBLEMS RELATED TO STUDENT’S REQUIREMENTS

    Problem Statement:
    (i) Student’s Leave
    Proper hierarchy should be maintained along with justified documents. Procedure for medical leave.
    (ii) Student’s Fee Record
    (iii) Warden, Accounts & Registrar and the students to be linked to update payments of fee and detecting deviations, if any.
    (iv) Student’s Attendance Record
    Timely display of attendance to the students.
    (v) Student’s Marks Record
    Timely display of marks(Sessional/Practical/Consolidated) to the students.
    (vi) Permission for participation in various activities
    Following the regulatory of the college, proper procedure should be maintained for granting permission for participation in various activities(inside/outside the campus).
    (vii) Re exam for students who could not take internals due to genuine reasons.
    Identification of the genuine cases based on documentary proof and timely intimation in the department, a system of re-exam should be followed. An Android App cum web based system may be developed which deals with the problems

JECRC Univertsity Problems×

  1. Visitor Management System

    Problem Statement:

    Managing visitors in the University campus is one of the major problems faced by the Security department. Present system of working by the security management is that, visitors come and provide identity proof and then they provide concern person name and block number which they wish to visit. The security guard at the guard house will call the person of the unit given by the visitor then the person to whom the visitor wants to meet will acknowledge that the visitor at the guard house is his visitor, once he has been acknowledged the security guard shall allow the visitor to enter the accommodation. Visitor management at the main gate right now is manual which consumes a lot of time of the visitors who need to wait for the security guard to call the concern person to acknowledge he has a visitor.

    A web based/App system may be developed which will

    • Maintain the visitor’s information like name, address, mob, date of visit, time of visit, purpose of meeting, concern authority to whom he wants to meet etc.
    • Maintain the record of all employees and students of the university
    • Send notifications for the Person who will authenticate the visitor.
    • Generate SMS alert and instant mailing and messaging.
    • Generate the visitors pass.
    • Generate overall reports.

    For more information Student can meet Mr. Bhanwar Singh (Security Officer, JU 9462380716)

  1. Parking Monitoring System

    Problem Statement:

    Managing vehicle parking in the University campus is one of the major problems faced by the Security department. Present system of working by the security department is that, the security department keeps the data of vehicle including owner name, vehicle number, owners mobile number, email-id, profile etc. The parking area for both four wheelers and two wheelers are defined and mentioned.

    There are few problems in the present manual system

    • In case of illegal parking the security guard checks the hard copied database and calls the owner of the vehicle regarding his illegal parking. The security department can also send this issue to the higher authorities in case of regular occurrence by a same owner. For this purpose he maintains the record manually.
    • In case of vehicle which is not registered in the database of the security, it is not convenient to identify the owner of the vehicle easily.

    A web based/App system may be developed which will

    • Maintain the information of current registered vehicle like owner name, vehicle number, owner’s mobile number, email-id, profile etc.
    • Maintain the record of newly entered vehicle, which is not registered earlier, electronically or manually in database.
    • Send notifications for the owner in case of illegal parking
    • Parking area information for the users
    • Prior automatic notification in case of change in parking scheme through mail or messaging.
    • Keep record of person who violets the rules.

    For more information Student can meet Mr. Bhanwar Singh (Security Officer, JU 9462380716)

  1. Training and Placement Management System

    Problem Statement:

    At present the TPO department keeps all the record related to student profile, company profile, placement status manually or in file system. At the time of placement event the TPO sends the information like Name of company, date, time, venue, eligibility criteria, and list of eligible students to the students through mentors by E-mailing. The ATPO has to keep record of all the placements and has to prepare analysis reports of the placement according to company wise, Package wise, Mentor wise etc manually. In the present system, it is very hard and time consuming for the TPO to generate these reports as the students are divided into groups according to their academic performance and interest.

     To overcome the difficulty this manual system a web based/App system may be developed which will

    • Maintain the information of students including his full academic records along with his CVs which may be updated by student according to the need of company.
    • Maintain the record of visiting company including, date of visit, venue, time, Job description etc.
    • Generate automatic and email to inform the users about the placement event
    • Generate reports
    • Analyze Results
    • Keep attendance of students in placement events

    For more information Student can visit TPO department or contact Mr. Vijay Prakash Sharma (Assistant Professor, CSE 9001869335)

  1. Smart Cafeteria System/App

    Problem Statement:

    The university/College cafeteria is the one of the liked place to visit for students. There are some problems in the existing system like student has to visit the cafeteria for the current menu and rates and It is difficult for the manager to inform are the students about the current offers and special food on a specific day.

    A Web/App Based system may be developed which may include the following features

    • Defines and maintains food menus- standard and custom with rates
    • Unique design with functional user interface
    • Manager can add, delete or update the menus
    • Manger can add different offers and highlights
    • Generate automatic messages and email to inform the users about offers and highlights
    • Users can give the rating and food items
    • Users can book the table in advance for any kind of Birthday party and all

    For more information Student can visit or contact to Mr. Ajeet Singh (Cafeteria In charge, 9950335852)

  1. University Sports Management System

    Problem Statement:

    Sports are the necessary part of life of every students. University/college always encourages the students to participate in sports activities for over all development of the students. Generally all the activities related to sports in the university are managed manually by sports department including registered students for specific games, coach information, games available in university, Play ground information, sports kits information, upcoming sports events at national/international/inter university/intra-university level etc. In case of any upcoming activity, the current system is not convenient to inform all the willing students about the event.

    Sports department also manages the records of achievement by the students, name of participated students in a specific event etc manually.

    A Web/App Based system may be developed which may include the following features

    • Maintains the information of the registered users like student, coaches.
    • Generate automatic messages and email to inform the users about upcoming sports activities/tournaments
    • Sports officer can manage and store the information about the achievements by the students.
    • Students can give the feedback of the game.
    • Students can have online discussion with coach.
    • Sports officer can generate the repots

    For more information Student can visit or contact to Dr. Nagesh Janu (Sports officer, JU 9414271462)

  1. University Vehicle/Transport Management System

    Problem Statement:

    The transport department has to manage all the activities and reports manually in the current system of JECRC University. A web/App based system may be developed including the following Modules

    • Vehicle Master
    • Driver details
    • Vehicle maintenance and fuel
    • Route Master
    • Route stop details
    • Staff / Student Detail and their boarding points
    • Day to day bus log
    • Status of the fees and the validity.
    • Student daily bus attendance

    For more information Student can visit or contact to Mr. Anil (Transport Incharge, JU 9414443559)

  1. “THE MESSAGE” App

    Problem Statement:

    The department of journalism and mass communication of JECRC University is regularly publishing a newspaper “The Message” which includes the current news related to University and outer world. Currently the published issues are in pdf format and circulated through E-Mails, Facebook post and other social media tools.

    An Android Application may be developed for this newspaper which will be beneficial in accessing this newsletter by maximum of the University members and other outer world. The App may have the feature like the existing News App like BBC, AAJTAK etc.

    For more information Student can visit or contact to Mr. Shailendra Pratap Singh (Faculty, JoM Dept, JU 9784002353)

  1. University Hostel Management System

    Problem Statement:

    We have four hostels in our university, which consist of three boy’s hostel and one girl’s hostel. All these hostels at present are managed manually by the hostel office. The Registration form verification to the different data processing are done manually. Thus there are a lot of repetitions which can be easily avoided. And hence there is a lot of strain on the person who are running the hostel and software’s are not usually used in this context.

    An Android App cum web based system may be developed which deals with the problems like

    • Managing the student data room wise
    • Daily Attendance of the students
    • Management of Complaint of the students regarding maintenance
    • Management of leaves applied by the students
    • Generation of Reports as required
    • Generation of automated messages and E-mail for users.

    For more information Student can visit or contact to Mr. Nirmal Jain (Dy. Director, Hostels, JU 9829166266)

    9.“JU Exam App”

    Problem Statement:

    Currently the JECRC University is using a web based Learning Management System called JU ERP. Most of the modules used in University Management system are included in this ERP.

    Examination is one the existing module in JU ERP by which almost every task related to Exam like course detail, student details, student marks, course registration detail, attendance detail are maintained which can be accessed trough the students, faculty, parents according to their authorization.

    A separate android app may be developed integrated with the existing ERP which includes the following features like

    • Complete profile of the user (Faculty/Student)
    • Student/Parent can access his marks through this app
    • Student/Parent can access his attendance through this app
    • Student can access the notification like updated exam time table uploaded by exam department

    For more information Student can visit or contact to Ajay Kumar (Assistant Prof, CSE JU 9829166266)

  1. Project Monitoring System

    Problem Statement:

    The Minor and Major Project are the part of the curriculum in JU. The students of pre-final year and final year of JU have to develop a real time Projects.

    At present the current system is not efficient to monitor the development of the project by the students and teachers.

    An app should be developed which would ease the real time monitoring of the final year students project performance.

    The app should include the following features:

    • Providing a common platform for sharing of the progress in the project status to students and teachers.
    • A library connected to online stores for ordering and cost analysis of components required.
    • Options for the weekly project progress report and feedback of the guide.
    • Texting options for communication among the team members and guide.
    • Common sketching area for complete team where changes made by one can be seen in real time by other members.
    • Team formations using account registrations.
    • Different project options and available faculty mentors should be provided branch wise to choose from.

    For more information Student can visit or contact to Shashikant Vij (Assistant Prof, EE, JU 9602190789)

IDCLE×

  1. Problem Make a mini version of excel

    Solution Expected Make an excel like application in your language of choice, in which there must be 26 cells horizontally, and 100 cells vertically. You only need to perform common mathematical functions (+, -, *, /, mod) by inputting formulas in cells.
    A feature to generate graphs with the data entered will be an added advantage.
    Apart from this, we do not want any other functionality of excel.

  2. Problem Make a device to read and display data from digital Vernier Caliper on computer with serial communication.

    Solution Expected A digital Vernier Caliper has 4 pins (Gnd, Vcc, Rx, Tx) close to where its battery is located. You may use Arduino to connect to a digital Vernier Caliper. The caliper will output 8-bit data and you have to parse that data into decimal and display on your terminal (computer) using serial communication.
    Transmitting data using Wi-Fi will be an added advantage.
    Additional Info There are plenty of videos and resources available online to complete this challenge.

  3. Problem Make a mini Google Forms application

    Solution Expected Make a mini version of Google Forms like application, where a user can create a dynamic form with his desired fields. • We only want to collect text, number and values of radio buttons. • Once the form has been created by the user, other users must be able to fill that form. • The data collected must be stored in a database or csv format or JSON format. • For a form, we must be able to download the data collected so far in CSV or JSON format.
    Additionally if you can add more data types at the time of generating a form, that would be an added advantage.
    Additional Info Try making some Google Forms on http://forms.google.com and learn how they work.

Government of Arunachal Pradesh×

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. App for real time information on discharge data of rivers & streams

    i. 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.

  4. Geographic information System (GIS) mapping and tracking of beneficiary of the department

    i. 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 it’s 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 Mithun’s in forest. ii. Help in forecasting of animal disease out-break and pest infestation. iii. Monitoring of beneficiary of schemes Sample Data Required: Yes

  5. 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

Registeration Closed×

Thank you for your interest in JECRC HACKATHON. But we would like to inform that registration were closed on DEC 10, 2017

  • JECRC HACKATHON 1.0

  • JECRC HACKATHON 1.0

    Jaipur's Largest Hackathon

  • JECRC HACKATHON 1.0

  • HACKATHON 1.0 @JECRC

About Jecrc Hackathon 1.0


Hackathon a computer oriented event which includes computer programing, software development, graphic designing, interface designing, app development, website designing, video game development, operating system development and every single thing related to coding. A hackathon is usually a day long team oriented (can be 24 hours, 36 hours, etc.) coding competition where software programmers, developers, designers, etc. come together to build and design something cool.
Hackathon is organized by various institutions , companies, colleges and organisation all have their own purpose for conducting it. Winner team is awarded .
TheJecrc Hackathon 1.0 brings a digital product development platform and takes you on a new voyage of the hack with talented teams of developers, designers, and data scientists that blend innovation with creativity and construct solutions out of it, making your experience peerless and one of a kind. Team up with us on this unique and exciting journey in Jaipur on 10th Jan. 2018 to 11th Jan. 2018.

Why should I attend a hackathon? - Why not? It’s a win- win situation for you. And here’s why:

Meet new people
Meet recruiters
Not expensive.
Learn (most important)

Registration Period

1st Nov. 2017 - 10th Dec. 2017

Hackathon Day

10th Jan. 2018 - 11th Jan. 2018

Hackathon at

JECRC Campus, Jaipur

Days Passed:

JECRC Hackathon 1.0 Challenges


Explore the area of your choice from any of the categories mentioned below

JECRC Hackathon 1.0 Schedule


24 Hour Hackathon


10th JAN. 2018 - 11th JAN. 2018

PARTICIPANT ITINERARY

Check In of all teams

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09:00 AM

Inaugration

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10:00 AM

Hacking/Coding Begins

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11:30 AM

Lunch

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01:00 PM

Mentoring Session 1

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02:00 PM

High Tea

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04:30 PM

First Round of Evaluation (Checkpoint 1)

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05:00 PM

Coding Resumes

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07:00 PM

Dinner

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08:30 PM

Coding Resumes

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09:30 PM

Mentoring Session 2

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11:30 PM

Midnight Snack and Rejuvenating Activity

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00:30 AM

Coding Resumes

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01:00 AM

Yoga Session

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06:00 AM

Second Round of Evaluation (Checkpoint 2)

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06:30 AM

Breakfast

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07:30 AM

Final Submission

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08:00 AM

Power Judging

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09:30 AM

Valedictory Session; Result Finalization and announcement; National Anthem

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11:00 AM

High Tea

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12:30 PM

JURY ITINERARY

Check In of all teams

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09:00 AM

Inaugration

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10:00 AM

Preparation of Judges

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11:30 AM

Lunch

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01:00 PM

Mentoring Session 1

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02:00 PM

High Tea

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04:30 PM

Briefing and handover of score sheet

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05:00 PM

First Round of Evaluation (Checkpoint 1)

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06:00 PM

Dinner

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08:30 PM

Judging process review, consolidation and feedback.

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09:30 PM

Mentoring Session 2

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11:30 PM

Midnight Snack and Rejuvenating Activity

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00:30 AM

Coding Resumes

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01:00 AM

Yoga Session

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06:00 AM

Second Round of Evaluation (Checkpoint 2)

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06:30 AM

Breakfast

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07:30 AM

Final Submission

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08:00 AM

Power Judging

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09:30 AM

Valedictory Session; Result Finalization and announcement; National Anthem

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11:00 AM

High Tea

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12:30 PM

Rules and Regulations


By entering this Contest, you agree to be bound by these Official Contest Rules

check_boxJECRC Hackathon 1.0 will be a 24 hours event.

check_box Students will finish building their projects and have to show it on their systems. A panel of judges will decide on basis of the innovation.

check_box Prizes will be awarded based on the project’s creativity, execution and impact made to the target users or the community.

check_box Participants can choose any platform for development.

check_box Students are requested to bring their own laptops and equipments required at the time of event.

check_box We will accept applications from a team of max 6 students(one female member is madatory). No intercollege team allowed.

prize

Win Exciting Prizes worth Rs 5 Lakhs


  • 1st Prize : 11,000/-
  • 2nd Prize : 5100/-(for 2-6 rank)
  • 3rd Prize : 2100/-(for 7-11 rank)
  • 4th Prize : 1100/-(for 12-21 rank)
  • Top 3 Girls Team (all 6 members should be girls) will get Prizes I- Rs. 5100/-, II- Rs. 2100/-, III- RS.1100/-
  • Mentors of Top three teams will be awarded with prizes Rs.5100/- each.
  • Top 3 teams will provided special training and other opportunities to establish their startups, provide place in Incubation center and facility of seed money etc.
  • Top 10 teams will be given entery to Smart Indian Hackathon-2018 and will get opportunity to win various prizes and work with Ministries.
  • Appreciation Certificates will be given to all participants and mentors.

Advisory Board


Indovision Services Pvt. Ltd. Authorized Huawei Network Academy Partner (HIT)

Techfest 2017-18, IIT Bombay

Dudley College, Broadway, UK

Wadhwani Operating Foundation

Red Hat India Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai

SakRobotix Lab Pvt. Ltd., Startup Center, IIT Bhubaneswar

Forsk Technologies, M5, Startup Oasis, Sitapura, Jaipur

CADD Centre Training Services, Raja Park, Jaipur

City of Oxford College, UK (Dr. Niko Philips)

COSEC

Startup India

JECRC University, Jaipur

DISTINGUISHED GUEST


Prof. Dileep N. Malkhede
Advisor AICTE

Prof. N.P. Kaushik
Vice Chancellor RTU

Mr. Mohammad Imran Khan
Web developer

JURY PANEL


Dr. Sylvester Fernandes
Director-Forks Technologies

Mr.Saurabh Chawla
Principal Consultant-Oracle Corporation

Mr. Mohit Jain
Delivery Manager- Nagarro Software Pvt Ltd

Mr. Vishnu Kumar Garg
Senior Software Engineer - Oracle Corporation

Mr. Abhinav kishan Mittal
Architect - Nagarro Software Pvt Ltd

Mr. Chandraprakash Sharma
Founder - Wisflux Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Vibhor Agarwal
Managing Director - Toggle technology Private Limited

Mr. Deepanshu soni
Consultant - Appirio

Mr. Shrey sharma
Creator - Salesforce Hulk

Mr. Gourav Sanghai
Co Founder - BODHI AI

Mr. Prashant Pandey
Co Founder - BODHI AI

Meet Our Team


PATRONS

Mr. Amit Agarwal
Director
JECRC Foundation

Mr. Arpit Agarwal
Director
JECRC Foundation

CONVENORS

Mr. Sunil Jangir
HOD
IT Department JECRC

Mr. Ravi Sharma
CSE Department
JU

Core Team

Prof. VK Chandna
Principal
JECRC Foundation

Prof. Naveen Hemrajani
JECRC Univ.
Dep. of CSE

Prof. Deepak Dembla
JECRC Univ.
IT & Computer Application

Dr. Barkha Shriwatav
Chemistry Department JECRC

Dr. Ruchi Mathur
Mathematics Department JECRC

Dr. Vijay Rathore
HOD
CSE Department JECRC

Dr. Bhavna Sharma
CSE Department JECRC

Mr. Naveen Kedia
IT Department JECRC

Ms. Preeti Sharma
IT Department JECRC

Ms. Sonali Chadha
EE Department JECRC

Mr. Pravin Sharma
ECE Department JECRC

Mr. Prateek Sharma
Civil Departmrnt JECRC

Mr. Gourav Jain
ME Department JECRC

Mr. Jitendra Sharma
ECE Department JECRC

Mr. Aashish Nagpal
ME Department JECRC

mr. Geet Kalani
CSE Department JECRC

Ms. Priyanka Mitra
CSE Department JECRC

Mr. Sidharth Chaturvedy
Head Incubation and Outreach
JECRC

Student Co-ordinator

Tanushri Goyal
Student Co-ordinator JECRC
III Year IT

Prasang Gupta
Student Co-ordinator JECRC
II Year IT

Surbhi Gupta
Student Co-ordinator JECRC
III Year IT

Laveesh Gupta
Student Co-ordinator JECRC
II Year IT

Saksham Jain
Student Co-ordinator JECRC
III Year IT

Prateek Joshi
Student Co-ordinator JECRC
II Year

Nainji Hora
Student Co-ordinator JECRC

Ashpreet Singh
Student Co-ordinator JECRC

Tanvishi Solet
Student Co-ordinator JECRC

Chirag Gupta
Student Co-ordinator JECRC
II Year

Prashant Pandey
Student Co-ordinator JECRC
IV Year

Shivank
Student Co-ordinator JECRC
II Year

Shubham Dhanuka
Student Co-ordinator JECRC
III Year

Suraj
Student Co-ordinator JECRC

Saurabh Agarwal
Student Co-ordinator JECRC
III Year

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FAQ


add_circle What is Hackathon?

Hacking is creative problem solving.(It does not have to involve technology.)

A hackathon is any event of any duration where people come together to solve problems. Most hackathon I've run also have aparallel track for workshops

Participants typically form groups of about 2-6 individuals, take out their laptops(if the event is technology themed), and dive into problems. Training workshops are a great parallel track especially for newcomers but also for all participants. The main purpose of hackathon is:

  1. Getting students intersted in coding.
  2. Turning ideas into reality.
  3. Making student come in team,coordinate with each other and work in competitive environment.


add_circle Methodology

  1. The participants will have to choose the problem statement and register themself in the contest. The participants will be given to solve the real time technical problems face by various institutes and college.
  2. They have to submit the proposal of their Problem statement which they will select. Then the students have to register for the Hackathon which will be the Grand Finale where they have to stay in the college and code here for 24 Hrs.
  3. Hackathon will be onsite and there will be Rs.500 registration charge.


add_circle How should we form a team?

  1. A maximum of 200 teams can participate.
  2. All team members should be from same college; no inter-college teams are allowed
  3. However, members from different branches of the same college can form a team.
  4. Each team would comprise of 6 members. One can form a team with less than 6 member also but individual participation is not allowed
  5. All members MUST be well versed with programming skills
  6. Team has to fill a form and have to submit it to college with Rs.500 Registration fees.
  7. Once the team is registered it will be showed on website.

add_circle How do we Submit our idea?

PLEASE NOTE: Idea submission must be nade by team leader of a team only


  1. One Team can submit ONLY ONE Idea
  2. Submission dates should be strictly followed. No exceptions will be made.
  3. Participants should submit their innovation by filling form available on website.
  4. After filling the form which is in pdf format they have to submit it to the college with Rs.500.
  5. Entries to be sent only in the prescribed format; otherwise they are bound to get rejected.
  6. Requests for changes in the Ideas post the cut off date shall not be entertained. Teams will not be edit any team details once the form is submitted.

add_circle What is selection criteria?

  1. Evaluation criteria will include novelty of the idea,complexity,clarity and details in the prescribed format, feasibility, practicability, sustainability, scale of impact,user experience and potential for future work progression
  2. The judging of the hackathon is generally based on the demo presentation given by the team.
  3. the 3 main judge decides the final winner according to the different criteria such as:-
    1. visibility
    2. Awesomeness
    3. Technological Stack
    4. Impact Created

add_circle What is Judgment criteria?

  1. Judgement will be done by the developer experts who are working in MNC's and are having the experience of 4-5 years in their field.
  2. In the event of 24 hours, the udgement will be bone at every 12 hours where the participants have to show their workk what they have done.
  3. Team members are free to ask regarding suggestion and improvement in their project by our judges once the judgement round gets over.

Our Achievements


It gives us immense pleasure to inform you that JECRC was one of the nodal centers for Smart India Hackathon-2017. Around 50 teams from all over the India participated in College campus. In addition to several officials from the Government of India also visited the campus during the event. The duration of the event was of 36 hours. JECRC, Jaipur was appreciated for coordinating and organizing Smart India Hackathon 2017 and has been again selected as nodal centre for Smart India Hackathon,2018.

IT department of JECRC also organized a department level Hackathon for the very first time on 6th September 2017 from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. It was a 6 hours competition in which the theme was given on the spot. Students were free to choose the platform and internet facility for the development according to the theme given. Programming is the 21st century’s new literacy. It is not limited to the confines of engineering, but extends to how we solve problems in the future. It embodies creativity and critical thinking. Through IT Hackathon teachers helped students in their development skills to facilitate with their future education and career development.

For any queries feel free to contact us
Address

Shri Ram ki Nangal, via Sitapura RIICO
Tonk Road, Jaipur( Rajasthan)