Best Projects 2020 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.
STUDENT RAILWAY CONCESSION RECEIPT VENDING MACHINE
Published on July 8, 2020 um 16:19
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Explain your project in details:
SRCRVM is a machine that gives the concession receipt within 1min. In India, mostly people travel on local train which is totally comforting and convenient. Sometimes people from remote areas cant afford to pay for the Local Train Tickets, so Indian Government has given Concession and it is only applicable for the age group till 25. The Concession Receipt we can only get from our college where we are studying right now or else, where we are working in a company till 25 year of our age and this work is totally Manual. There is a huge queue & Everyday around 150-200 students are standing in the queue to get those Receipt which creates a lot of disturbance in that area & the time of students is also wasted a lot. So, to overcome from this problem and to save the precious time of the people we made this SRCRVM. In SRCRVM, we can access the SRCRVM machine by using our own RFID card of the respective college Id. And in that ID card all the information of the individual student is also been available in it. There will be a GUI screen and a scanner, where we will put our ID card and after that further process of authentication will be executed. Once the authentication of our ID card is done well see a GUI screen which contains information like Name and Roll No. of the student, Gender, Date, Month of Concession Pass, Class of Pass Journey, Station (Destination) and then Print option. After all this procedure is done we get EDIT and PRINT option. The screen will display the page of Railway Concession and after pressing the PRINT option we get the Railway Concession therein there.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
SRCRVM Machine outer casing is made up of entirely wooden which is renewable and it doesnt radiate any sort harmful radiation from the machine. The best part of SRCRVM Machine is that it runs on a normal adapter and also consumes less electricity. Hence, in this way we are saving lot of energy and is also useful and helpful for the future generation as well. SRCRVM machine consists of Raspberry pi 3b+ which works on 5 volt hence it can also be operate on the inverter as well as on the power bank. SRCRVM Machine is totally a digital machine where there is no need of Wi-Fi connectivity and the data of the student is stored in the database itself. SRCRVM machine work 24 hrs. /7day and 365 days of the year. This machine needs neither staff nor specialized attention. It doesnt take a long time. You will need short time to keep them serviced and stock with the concession receipt. SRCRVM machine is easy to manage as nobody has to wait for a long queue in the college and also saves the time of the college student. No more you have to wait for the concession Receipt. Achievements: 1] 1st Prize in Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education (Mumbai Region Competition). 2] 1st Prize in REX Competition (State Level Competition). 3] 1st Prize in SNDT ACM Student Chapter (National Level Competition).
Sustainability and future plans
Our Business Model of SRCRVM is already completed and we are just waiting for the approval from the Indian Railway (Government). After getting the approval from them we are ready to launch our SRCRVM Machine by this December 2020. For the further development of the SRCRVM Machine, instead of using the RFID Card we are working to make biometric access for each student for the true identification of the college or school students. We had also plan to place an inverter within that machine. So, if by chance there is absence of electrical supply in the college or school campus, then this SRCRVM Machine can work properly with that inverter too without any electrical supply is present. SRCRVM is going to be beneficial for the college as well as school students who are standing in the long queue for the purpose of concession. Our Machine is going to be Multi-Tasking as we are going to upgrade many things in it. Like we are also working to make Bus Concession Receipt Vending Machine within that machine. Further we will also develop machines for the Bonafied Certificate in it. Even we had also planning to make a Ration Card vending machine which is going to be useful in the village area. The total cost prize of this machine is around 50,000 INR (667 USD).
Your profile as an entrepreneur
Myself Prachi Naik and my colleague, we both are studying Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering and our age is 19. This SRCRVM Machine was our Diploma Last Year Project and we both are also going to start our own startup soon. We are also working on more research and development in the field of Electronics & innovating new things out of it.