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Just like Census, Dept. of Rural Development does identification of households living below poverty line at an interval of every 5 years. The process is known as BPL census. The dept. had to survey all rural households, which turned out to be more than 92 lacs for the state of Rajasthan. And details of over 4 crore rural citizens was to be captured. With the advent of new technology like Web app, this could be implemented easily, but with a lower penetration of ICT in rural areas especially in Rajasthan, it was not an easy task. So Govt. of Rajasthan with NIC decided to capture the details of each family using OMR/OCR technology

A form was designed to capture the details of a family in one A4 duplex sheet. Each form had a unique serial number so that each family could be identified with a unique serial number. This also enabled identification of each citizen with a unique number, ie combination of the family's serial no. and of the family member. A portal ( for project mgmt was setup which later on turned into a single window for BPL-related tasks. Also a Web app was built to capture online updates and through this it was possible to capture audit trail of each and every operation on the database. It carries two level authentications and provided numerous MIS reports for all tiers of administration.

Project Specs
Project Head: Prashant Kumar Mittal

Deployment Location:Jaipur

Team Size: 37

Tech Used: SAN Storage solution, MS SQL and MS ACCESS, VB, ASP,, IIS web server

Expected life: NA

Implementation Partner
Indu Gupta, NIC Rajasthan State Unit

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