Encouraged by the result of Pilot data, it was decided by the department to use
this technology for entire project. Accordingly NICSI was asked to carry out
the work through its empanelled vendor. NICSI empanelled private vendor through
the process of tendering. Before survey was conducted repetitive training
programs were conducted through SATCOM facility to create awareness about the
process of filling up the forms.. Training cum lectures were jointly organized
by Department and NIC for APO,Monitoring who played important role at the
District level. Main project was executed in different phases
1.Coding and design of input survey form: Since this survey involved input data
from all Villages of Gujarat, each panchayat village was assigned 05 digit code
along with District and Taluka code (District and Taluka codes are as per
census 2001). Since conversion of survey data involved scanning of all forms,
form was designed to suit the requirements of scanning to minimize errors.
Forms were filled up in English, however for easy of understanding, heading of
each column was described in Gujarati.
2.Training to Field staff about filling up the forms.
3.Training cum lectures for APO, Monitoring.
4.Survey at Field level by Gram Sevak, Teachers and Panchayat staff.
5.District wise scanning of forms and conversion of data to database.
6.Generation of error list through computer and correction of errors.
7.Verification of 10% of data by DRDA and correction of errors.
8.Compilation of data and generation of various query based reports.
There are about 68 lacks families surveyed in rural Gujarat. Total 19
parameters were captured which indicate the social and economic status of each
family. Out of these 13 parameters are used to generate score of each family as
per the guidelines of Government of India. Each parameter can have score
ranging from 0 to 4. Thus each family gets his score out of 52. Various State
and District wise reports indicating number of family at each score were
prepared and submitted to department for further use. Online query modules are
also prepared and available over GSWAN.