In this paper, a tribal village in India was examined, where a community farming model for cultivation of lemon-grass is being proposed. To ensure effective implementation of the program, two mathematical problems were identified, for facility location and vehicle routing. Solutions to the problems were found, using a geographic information system; the results obtained were compared with a common routing heuristic and a convenient location for the facility. Findings include savings of about 14 percent in the transportation costs.
S. Ajayan, Dileep, A., Mohan, A., Gutjahr, G., Sreeni, K., and Prof. Prema Nedungadi, “Vehicle Routing and Facility-Location for Sustainable Lemongrass Cultivation”, in 2019 9th International Symposium on Embedded Computing and System Design (ISED), 2019.