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data.gov.in (Portal of India) is a platform for single-point access to datasets and apps published by Ministries/Departments/Organisations of the Government of India. It combines and expands the best features of India’s “” and the U.S. government's data.gov project
After announcing the launch of the site in June 2011, the site was launched in October 2012. part of the Open Government Initiative was launched during October 2012, in compliance with the National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy (NDSAP) of India, Gazette notified in March 2012.
According to the preamble of NDSAP, there has been an increasing demand by the community that data collected with the deployment of public funds should be made more readily available to all, for enabling rational debate, better decision making and use in meeting civil society needs.
The policy envisages proactive dissemination of data by Government Ministries/Departments/Organizations.
The site is based on Drupal Framework, and has four major modules:
- Data Management System (DMS): This facilitates publishing of datasets/applications by authorised users from Ministries/Departments/Organisations.
- Content Management System (CMS): This module is used to update or create content and functionalities for Data Portal India.
- Visitor Relationship Management (VRM): This module facilitates collation and dissemination of feedback/suggestions received on Data Portal India.
- Communities: People with specific interest can connect through online communities.
Open Government Platform (OGPL)
Open Government Platform (OGPL) was developed jointly by India & US government as a result of announcement made by President Obama and Prime Minister Shri Manmohan Singh during the Indo-US Open Government Dialogue in 2010.
OGPL is being implemented in US as their data.gov. In India the platform was further customised by National Informatics Centre (NIC) in line with the National Data Sharing Accessibility Policy to develop the Data Portal India.
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