To drive the distribution of products to targeted beneficiaries through a fair and transparent biometric identification system, Mantra Softech has partnered with the UP government to distribute rations to the BPL masses. The manufacturer of the biometric device has supplied nearly 25,000 biometric point-of-sale terminal units – mTerminal100 – which are equipped with a remote management application allowing the administrator to access all the activity of the device. device online in real-time mode, including device health, login and logout activity, transaction logs and management logs.
Mantra Softech has won the tender issued by the UP government for the installation of biometric machines, confirmed Hiren Bhandari, founder and technical director of Mantra Softech India Pvt. Ltd at Business today. Working with the UP government since 2019, Mantra Softech claims that 80 million people and 20,000 stores have already benefited and another 40,000 fair-priced stores will soon be helped.
The company explains that as part of the process, Aadhaar card recipients register using their fingerprints and irises, and then authenticate at fair-price stores using a scanner. fingerprints and irises to access subsidized products, making the distribution process easier and more transparent. And the cloud-based technology will also be exploited for additional purposes in the coming months, such as collecting bills, paying electricity bills and banking in remote areas, ensuring smooth registration of customers. authentications and transactions using GIS at the back of a central help desk, acting as a mediator between merchants and service to immediately resolve any technical issues. The company claims it is a one-stop-shop solution for rural / urban Indians, allowing them to access products at subsidized rates. And in the future, these POS machines would support card payments. Door-to-door delivery of merchandise is also being considered by central and state governments, Mantra Softech said. This delivery method will ensure that recipients do not have to go to reasonably priced stores and long lines.
Mantra Softech also acts as an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) in Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh, and currently the solution is being implemented for over 12,000 discount stores. fair in Chhattisgarh.
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