Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur have devised a computer programme that will help maximise LPG connections in BPL households in the ‘Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana’, a statement issued by the institute said Thursday.
An IIT Kharagpur team of researchers, led by Professor Manoj Kumar Tiwari of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, have devised the ‘Decision Support System’ (DSS) focusing on the ‘Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana’ for maximising (optimizing) the number of LPG connections, particularly in below poverty level (BPL) households, it said.
A decision support system (DSS) is a computer programme that helps in making sound rational decisions using mathematical programming and operation research techniques.
The DSS mathematical model devised at IIT Kharagpur has found the optimum number of total (BPL) connections required in a region and the number of dealerships that need to be commissioned in a region over the policy time frame, the statement said. Read More