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

  • Topics : Election, 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. Conceived in 2018, the project has grown quite well and strong in the past 2 years. See year-wise details of IDP milestones by  clicking here.

latest news


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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.