ISB Launches Revamped India Data Portal (IDP) 2.0

By Team Marcomm Oct 31, 2023

Revamped Portal To Enable Easy Access To Data For All

The fully revamped and technically superior India Data Portal (IDP) 2.0 was launched yesterday by ISB’s Bharti Institute of Public Policy (BIPP) at the Indian School of Business (ISB). The portal is the outcome of an endeavour that becomes part of an open-source ecosystem to promote evidence-based policymaking in the country.

India Data Portal (IDP) 2.0 is specially designed to further equip journalists, researchers, students, policymakers, and other stakeholders to access, interact with, and visualise information, data and knowledge.

The India Data Portal’s one-of-a-kind "Visualisations First Approach" empowers users to seamlessly access an extensive array of over 3,400 indicators. These indicators are drawn from a repository of 120 datasets, spanning across 25 diverse domains, including but not limited to climate and weather, commerce, crime, economy, education, financial inclusion, fisheries and animal husbandry, food and agriculture, forestry and wildlife, general, government schemes, health, nutrition, rural development, socio-economic, union budget, and various others. The dataset will be continuously expanded in the times to come.

The India Data Portal 2.0 includes an innovative feature that allows users to upload their datasets, ensuring privacy for their personal exploration and visualization endeavours. The portal has undergone technological enhancements, featuring scalable, and easily maintainable architecture, furthered by a network of micro-services.

The launch programme was also marked by a panel discussion on “Evolution of Open Data: Impact, Challenges, and Future Directions," where subject experts shared their thoughts and perspectives on the topic. The discussion was moderated by Professor Ashwini Chhatre, Executive Director of the Bharti Institute of Public Policy.

“The contours of the open data landscape have evolved and transformed over time. The readability of data has become easier than before, as we see a departure from non-machine-readable formats to computer vision and image analysis, which are more amenable. Government alone cannot be the harbinger of change in the open data landscape; the growth of new technology would act as a potential solution to reconcile the demand and supply side. These initiatives, led by individuals with extensive domain expertise, aim to simplify and broaden the accessibility of government data for the benefit of all”, said Professor Ashwini Chhatre, Executive Director of the Bharti Institute of Public Policy.

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