Organization Description

[Akshaya Patra]( is the largest mid-day meal program on the planet - feeding 1.3 millions children a hot lunch at school everyday. Close to 8.1 million underprivileged children in India are out of school and into child labour in order to earn a single mean in a day. When the basic needs of a child, such as food are not met, education often becomes the last priority. Hence, Akshaya Patra is helping underprivileged children by providing them with a healthy, balanced meal that they would otherwise have to work for. 

Problem Statement

While delivering the best quality meal, Akshaya Patra has to also focus on the most optimal ‘Cost of Meal’. The rising food and manpower costs, the random geographical location of schools and their distances from the kitchen, road connectivity and traffic conditions amplify the problem. The aim is to use data and go beyond finding the shortest distance between each centralized kitchen and school.

Proposed Solution
Build an application to calculate the most optimized route and incorporate a host of priorities like locating the shortest, most fuel efficient path for our multi-stop route, yet consider traffic and road conditions to positively enhance our delivery schedule and increase efficiency.

Expected Platforms
Web and/or Mobile

Useful Skills
Frontend, Backend, Design, Data Mining and Visualization, Algorithm, Maps API