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Govt. has provided 2 lac Datasets on open data platform to provide opportunity for innovation to all. It is set-up by National Informatics Centre (NIC) in compliance w/Open Data Policy. Its objective is to provide platform for proactive access to Govt. -owned shareable data.

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Open Government Data (OGD) Platform India (https://data.gov.in)

  • India is at forefront in promoting innovation in Open Data ecosystem in India.

  • It is set-up by National Informatics Centre (NIC) in compliance w/Open Data Policy. Its objective is to provide platform for proactive access to Govt. -owned shareable data.

  • These datasets are directly published on platform by Govt. Dept.

  • Till date, OGD India has 2,29,793 dataset resources, 4,431 catalogs contributed by 137 Ministry/Dept. (85 Central & 52 States), 1500 Visualizations created, 7860 Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) created, 196 Chief Data Officers (105 Central and 91 States).

  • OGD India has 17.13 million times viewed & 6.22 million datasets are downloaded.

  • OGD Team, NIC in association w/Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) & Start-Up India had organized Hackathon - “#OpenGovDataHack” for Students, Entrepreneurs, Innovators, Start-ups, Developers & Community to create unique & innovative service delivery Applications & Info-Graphics to foster innovation.

  • GoI under aegis of National Data Sharing & Accessibility Policy (NDSAP) initiated OGD to share govt. data w/its citizens. This has built foundation to create open data ecosystem in country.

  • OGD demonstrated its potential to App Developers Community thru various contests.

  • OGD has organized other events such as 12th Plan Hackathon, In Pursuit Of an Idea, CMA Hackathon, etc.

  • #OpenGovDataHack Hackathon event is conducted in 7 Cities – Surat, Bhubaneswar, Patna, Jaipur, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad.

  • Hackathon was conducted successfully in 2 phases.

  • In 2nd phase of event 43 shortlisted Apps were given mentorship from Industry experts.

  • Sectors selected for Hackathon:

  • Water & Sanitation

  • Transport

  • Education

  • Crime and Health

National Screening Committee

  • National screening committee shortlisted 20 Apps for final presentation out of which 3 apps & 7other excellence apps will be felicitated in award event on 1st Nov. , 2018.

  • National screening committee has shortlisted 20 Apps for final Jury round.

#OpenDataApps Challenge

  • #OpenDataApps Challenge was launched in association w/NASSCOM & another event “Code for Honor 2014” was launched w/Microsoft.

  • Dedicated event portal (https://event.data.gov.in) is created for mgmt. of workshops, hackathons, challenges, etc.

  • OGD is organizing events/apps challenges/hackathons & workshops/training/awareness sessions including state-level workshops.

- Published/Last Modified on: January 8, 2019

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