Honorable Chief Minister of Bihar took an initiative in this direction and launched the state's Bagicha Bachao Abhiyan (Save the Orchards Campaign). Under this project Bihar government organized a survey program to collect data from root level and submit it to centralized server. This data was going to be utilized for the sake of Bagicha Bachao Abhiyan. This project is started under observation of Bihar e-Governance Services & Technologies Limited (BeST).
Bihar is the third largest producer of vegetables and fourth largest producer of fruits in the country. For continuous improvement and motivation, government was running ‘Save the Orchards Campaign’ where the area of operation was geographically spread over a large area, the work of collecting field data and project progress information was a definite challenge. Till then, field staff spent a substantial amount of time in filling up and creating reports in spreadsheets at the end of the day, several hours after the incidences of the day, relying on their ability to recall the day's work activities. Carrying a laptop while doing field work/data collection, is very inconvenient and adds burden to the field staff’s. Due to this there were problems like:
• Chances of Manual computation error were very high.
• No centralized database was available at central level across various categories.
• Delay in the data collection was resulting in delay of MIS reports preparation.
• Orchards Campaign needed survey of Orchards and generation of MIS reports and tagging of Orchard locations on Google map.