Common Service Centre

Common Service Centre

Report on the Power status in the Pilot CSCs

Bhanu Sharma

The Government of India planned to setup 100000 Common Service Centres (CSCs) in rural India which are part of National e-Governance plan. The idea is to develop a platform that can enable Government, private and social sector organizations to integrate their social and commercial goals for the benefit of rural populations in the remotest corners of the country through a combination of IT as well as non-IT services. One of the Main Problem Faced in the process is the Power Supply. In most of the rural regions at an average 6 hour of power supply is provided (and that too at non business hours) which is not sufficient for the proper operation of these kiosks. The Aim of this study is to look for a power source alternative which will make these CSCs self sufficient. The various services provided by these CSCs at present are: o o o o RTC and 42 RDS services. Tele-Education Tele-Medicine Oxigen (utility bill payments and recharge; at initial stage only software installed on the machines so these services will not be considered in the further calculations.)

Current Power requirements:
For a single RTC request Laptop Uptime: 6 min 6 sec Printer uptime (active mode): 20 sec Modem uptime: 6 min 6 sec Avg. No of RTCs in a day = 6 Laptop: 36.6 min Printer (active): 1.8 min Printer (standby): 34.6 min Modem: 36.6 min power: 65 W power: 250 W power: 20 W power: 5 W 39.65 watt-hour 7.50 watt-hour 11.54 watt-hour 3.05 watt-hour / standby mode: 5 min 46 sec

Power consumption per day for RTC requests: 61.74 Watt-hour For a single RDS request Laptop uptime: 10.12 min Printer (active): 0.67 min Modem: 10.12 min Biometric and webcam: 0.67 min / standby mode: 9.45 min

Avg. No of RDS certificated issued per day = 2 Laptop 20.24 min Printer (active): 1.34 min Printer (standby): 18.9 min Modem: 20.24 min power: 65 W power: 250 W power: 20 W power: 5 W 21.93 Watt-hour 5.58 Watt-hour 6.3 watt-hour 1.7 watt-hour...

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