IoT and RFID based Effective Smart Kiosk Ration Card

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Manish Kumar, Sampath Kumar B, Dr Krishnasamy Srinivasan, T CH Anil Kumar, Dr. Y. Angeline Christobel, Dr. Neelima Priyanka Nutulapati


India’s Ration distribution system is one of the world’s largest distribution systems. Depending upon the family income the government provides above poverty level (APL) or below poverty level (BPL) ration card to those families which are eligible. Also allocates monthly ration materials to each card user family. Every month the ration materials need to be collected from the government ration distributing centers through manually weighing them. Where there is a lot of leakage happening in manual system while distributing. To overcome this leakage, the smart kiosk system can be used. In this system the ration materials are distributed automatically without human interference for distributing the ration materials. The system will not identify manual script ration cards hence it is replaced by radio frequency identification (RFID) cards. A Proper authentication is provided through 4 digits password for each user. The solenoid valve is used to control the liquid materials distribution and gear motor is used to control the flow of hard materials like rice, wheat etc. A new technique is adopted in accurate measurement of materials while delivering at the outlets. Global system for mobile (GSM) is used to track the details of ration materials arrival in kiosk and customer delivered the materials from the kiosk. Liquid crystal display (LCD) is used to display the options and operations happening in the kiosk. Also the system holds the dropping at the outlet until the customer/user acknowledges the presence of the container at the respective (solid or liquid) dispatcher which may prevents the small leakage during collection. The overall work is implemented by using AT89S52 microcontroller and other peripherals like 16x4 LCD display, relay with solenoid valve, 4x4 keypad, gear motor SIM300 GSM module and RFID reader are also interfaced.

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