The “India Data Portal” (IDP) from the Bharti Institute of Public Policy (BIPP), Indian School of Business (ISB), is a one-stop open-access portal for journalists to access, interact with, and visualize information, data and knowledge related to elections, union budget, agriculture, financial inclusion, economy, socio-economic, rural development and many others, while also aiding other beneficiaries – researchers, students, policy makers, administrators, NGOs, and entrepreneurs.

The project was launched in October 2018.

For information on other projects under Bharti Institute of Public Policy visit their website.




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Type of Visualizations


  • Open data platform
  • Agriculture, financial inclusion data
  • High frequency indicators
  • User driven analysis and visualization of data
  • Download data for research
  • Available in multiple languages
  • Training videos and visualization workshops



The portal makes available two kinds of datasets - the IDP datasets as well as high-frequency high-resolution indicators (HFIs – HRIs) under the IndiaPulse@ISB initiative. The repository of datasets includes an exhaustive collection of publicly available data with overlapping as well as independent well-established, remote-sensing and satellite products. These are available at different granular levels spanning the country. The HFIs – HRIs for monitoring India’s economic recovery were introduced on 13 August 2020.

Datasets & Associated Features


Agricultural Census (Crop) 

Deposits with Banks  

MGNREGA - Employment

Socio - Economic Caste Census (SECC)  

Agricultural Census (Non-Crop) 

Depth to Water Level

Mission Antyodaya


Agricultural Marketing (Agmarknet)

DGCIS Export

Minimum Support Price (MSP)

Soil Health Card - Funding Status

Agricultural Wages

DGCIS Import

National Family Health Survey

Soil Health Card - Nutrient Status

Area Production Statistics (NHB)

Employment (NSSO)

National Food Security Mission (NFSM) Spending

Stock of Foodgrains

Area, Production, Yield (APY)

Fertiliser Sales

NRLM - Self Help Groups (SHGs)


Assembly Elections - Party Wise

Financial Inclusion Survey (NABARD)

PM Kisan

Union Budget: Capital Receipts

Census Household Amenities

Food and Fertiliser Subsidy

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)

Union Budget: Fiscal Scenario (Macro Indicators)

Census PCA Demography

Groundwater - Stages of Extraction

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY) - Expenditure

Union Budget: Ministry wise Expenditure

Cost of Cultivation (CoC)

Household Consumption on Education (NSSO)

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY) - Micro Irrigation Progress

Union Budget: Non-Tax Revenue Receipts

Consumer Price Index and Inflation (CPI)

Input Survey (Crop)

Procurement of Foodgrains

Union Budget: Outlay on Major Schemes

Corporate Social Responsibility

Input Survey (Non-Crop)

Public Distribution System (PDS)

Union Budget: Tax Revenue Receipts

Credit by Banks

Input Survey (Crop Composite)


Unincorporated Non-Agriculture Enterprises Excluding Construction (NSSO)

Debt and Investment (NSSO)

MGNREGA - Agriculture Investments

Situation Assessment of Agricultural Household (NSSO)






Industrial Activity

Money and Markets

Agricultural Markets



Consumer Price Index

Fertiliser Sales


E-WAY Bills

Digital Payments

PDS (Public Distribution System)

Covid-19 Vaccination

Railway Freight



Industry and Trade

Vehicle Registrations

Forex Reserves

Consumer Confidence Index

Company Registrations


Gold and Silver Prices

Electricity Supply

Export Import (Foreign Trade)

Airports Passengers


Petroleum Consumption


Community Mobility - Facebook

Money Stock



Community Mobility - Google

Mutual Funds

Formal Employment

GST Collections

Railway Passengers


  • Topics : Election, NFHS, union budget, agriculture, financial inclusion, rural development, socio-economic, general and IndiaPulse@ISB.
  • Granularity : Datasets available at different granular levels like states, districts, markets spanning India.
  • Search: Users can simply type their area of interest and the chart would emerge automatically with reference to the underlying dataset.
  • Taxonomy: A taxonomy feature has been envisaged which would link similar or synonyms together and aid in the search.
  • Mobile Application: The IDP is available as a "mobile app" that can be accessed on both Android and iOS versions.
  • Multilingual: The feature allows access to the IDP site in 6 languages - Hindi, Bengali, Telegu, Odia, Marathi and English.
  • Daily Economic Indicators: In addition to monthly/yearly granularity, with the COVID scenario, we have included ‘daily economic indicators’.
  • Multi-Indicator Comparison Feature: Comparing data across different datasets like say Census and Cost of Cultivation is a complex task. IDP boasts of a ‘multi-indicator comparison feature’. 
  • Data Summary: This feature provides a quick summary of the dataset, its primary indicators, and basic statistics about these indicators.

The portal has a section on graphics gallery where the users can save visualizations made by them and also check out visualizations made by other users.


The IDP project conducts workshops and trainings online and in person for the target audience. The attendees benefit from learning and navigating through the portal and enriching their writings with datasets and visualizations provided on the IDP platform. Users can log into the  training section on the portal to know about upcoming workshops and easy to understand online training modules and videos. If you would like to book a training slot, please fill in the registration form, and we will invite you to our next training opportunity.


India Data Portal (IDP) is incubated at Bharti Institute of Public Policy (BIPP), Indian School of Business. The project was conceived in 2018 and has grown quite well and strong over these years. See year-wise details of IDP milestones by clicking here.

latest news


India Data Portal

Data shows shockingly high rate of anaemia in children aged 6-59 months in NE

Data shows shockingly high rate of anaemia in children aged 6-59 months in NE. Assam emerges as the worst performing state in this category, with over 66% children between 6 months and 59 months anaemic.

Oct 28, 2022


India Data Portal

How do Northeast states fare in terms of anaemia among women?

How do Northeast states fare in terms of anaemia among women? Among northeast states, the situation is particularly alarming in Assam and Tripura. Nagaland, on the other hand, is much better than Assam and Tripura, with anaemia found among less than 30% of women.

Oct 20, 2022


India Data Portal

Which Northeast states outperform Kerala in Infant Mortality Rate?

Which Northeast states outperform Kerala in Infant Mortality Rate? While all-India numbers fell from 39 to 32 during this period, Nagaland’s number fell from 12 to just 4 during this period, the best in the country.

Oct 11, 2022


Guided by an advisory council of eminent policymakers, academicians, industry leaders and commentators, the small and tightly-knit but growing team at the IDP enjoys working on research trends.