Published: 07th April 2020
COVID-19: IIITM-Kerala develops information dashboard for state govt to identify stock, demand, supply of essential items
It maps major wholesale and retail traders dealing in essential commodities across all districts, and will capture and analyse their daily stock position and demand
Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala (IIITM-K) has developed an online Supply Chain and Inventory Management Information Dashboard for the state government to monitor the stock, demand and supply of essential commodities during the COVID-19 lockdown period. The system has been developed as part of the social responsibility initiative of IIITM-K.
It maps major wholesale and retail traders dealing in essential commodities across all districts, and will capture and analyse their daily stock position and demand, an official release said here on Tuesday. The wholesale stock position collected and verified by the Civil Supplies Department also been incorporated into the system for assessing the daily open market situation of essential commodities.
It has been developed by the Agri Informatics team of IIITM-K headed by Prof Ajith Kumar and under the guidance of Prof Saji Gopinath, Director, IIITM-K, within a short period of time.