Grampanchayats are local governments that work on village development and are financed by the Indian government. People in rural areas are often uninformed and have little knowledge of how gram panchayat work. They miss out opportunities and do not get benefit from government schemes and programmes in rural regions due to a lack of understanding. Citizens of the village have shown that they are unconcerned about what is going on inside government bodies, and that they do not wish to know the gram panchayat's work report, and they do not attend any events or camps. Employees from the panchayat must visit each and every home to inform them of the schemes' benefits. As a result, progress of villages are limited. During the pandemic, people encountered a number of issues, including a lack of knowledge about the virus and the precautions that should be taken, where to acquire vaccination, and what to do if they become infected and what the major symptoms of the virus are. Many people in many villages have not yet received vaccinations and do not follow the government's covid guidelines. Keeping all of this in mind, and in order to boost the digital India movement in rural areas, we devised the idea for E GRAMIN KENDRA. We will use this app to maintain a digital connection between gramme panchayat personnel and villagers so that they may remain up to know on schemes, panchayat activity, and covid care centre, as well as offer their opinions.

What it does

  • The E Gramin Kendra app is primarily for village residents. by keeping this in mind we made it user friendly.
    • The user may view changes and add complaints without having to log in to the app.
    • To avoid spreading misleading information, we have enabled only panchayat officials to sign in and change important schemes information contact information using their authorised email addresses.
  • Using this app to track and record all of the schemes and significant activities organised by the grampanchayat, such as important meetings and camps, will speed up the implementation of projects in rural regions.
    • This will encourage rural areas to adopt digital technology.
    • People would be able to file complaints without revealing their identities, which will improve the panchayat's efficiency.
    • With this app, users may take advantage of government schemes without having to physically visit a panchayat bhavan by following the detailed instructions provided for each scheme.
    • They can also learn about the COVID immunisation centre, as well as the signs and preventative measures that will be required to curb the spread of COVID-19.
    • Important contacts information are also there like panchayat's personal contact details covid centres contact details. User can directly reach them out using mobile number and email address given in this app.

How we built it

We utilised Kotlin, Android Studio , XML , and the Google Firestore database to create our project.

  • We utilised xml to develop the user interface.
  • We used Kotlin for logical reasons.
  • A Google Firestore database is used for storage.
  • We utilised Glide to upload data from Google Firebase.
  • Some third-party libraries were also used to make UI more attractive.

Challenges we ran into

  • Development approach
    • Throughout the course of our project, we encountered numerous bugs and errors.
    • There were also difficulties putting data in Google Firestore and configuring the user interface.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We successfully implemented three new features to our app during the hackathon: Scheme feature, Important Dates feature, and Covid corner. Accomplishment No 1: Important Dates:The Panchayat authority shall post the dates of grama sbha meetings as well as all information on extra medical camps, kisaan camps, and other events.

Accomplishment No 2: Schemes : We consider this feature to be our most instructive achievement because many individuals in rural areas are ignorant of new schemes and hence miss out on opportunities. This feature of the app allows the user to be informed about all chances.

Accomplishment No 3: Covid Corner : As we all know, there are several hazards in this epidemic, including the potential of loss of life. In remote regions, most individuals have no idea where their nearest Covid care centre is, what its phone number is, what the usual symptoms are, or who their ward's Asha worker is. So, after considering all of these factors, we included Covid Corner to our app, which solves all of these problems.

What we learned

  • Most importantly, we learned teamwork and time management because we only had so much time. We learned how to make the most of our time and capacity in order to produce effective products.
  • We learned how to use intent and how to add features like phoning and mailing.
  • I also discovered how to use the recycler view and the Google Firestore database.

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The AVEER team believes “The woods are lovely, dark & deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep. -Robert Frost” We began our app with a very basic problem that we noticed in our villages: "Lack of Awareness," then throughout the hackathon, we added three more vital elements to our software. We also want  to add a lot more features to our app, such as a mnrega progress card, all vital contact numbers, and language support, as most people in villages do not speak English. So all we can do now is hope and attempt to make this software the best it can be.

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