In mid-September, the first version of our basic App was released for pilot deployment. Interns and volunteers fanned out to locations in Delhi, Pune and rural Maharashtra, to screen around 150 citizens for a small set of government schemes.
We are happy to report that it worked well, and we could identify at least 2-3 schemes for each citizen we screened.
Next steps? We will expand the scheme database, and build out the next step in the workflow - to help Citizens fill out the application form and assemble the supporting documents needed to apply for a particular scheme.