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Data Portal India
Type of site
Government Web site
Available in English
Owner Indian Government
Alexa rank 80,152 (May 2013)[1]
Commercial No
Registration Optional
Launched 2012, October
Current status Active

Data Portal of India ([1])[2] 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 “[2]” and the U.S. government's project[3]


After announcing the launch of the site in June 2011,[3] the site was launched in October 2012.[4] part of the Open Government Initiative[5] was launched during October 2012, in compliance with the National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy (NDSAP) of India, Gazette notified in March 2012.[6]

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.[7]


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.

The product is developed based on the Government platform and its source code is available on GitHub.[8]

Open Government Platform (OGPL)[edit]

Open Government Platform (OGPL)[9] 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[10] in 2010.

OGPL is being implemented in US as their[11] In India the platform was further customised by National Informatics Centre (NIC)[3] in line with the National Data Sharing Accessibility Policy to develop the Data Portal India.[12]

OGPL platform is also being offered to other countries. [4] and Rwanda are also being powered by OGPL.[13]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  2. ^ "Indian Government Launches". Medianama. Retrieved 31 May 2013.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  3. ^ a b ET Bureau (4 Jun 2011). "New Govt portal launch next month to ease information search". The Economic Times. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  4. ^ T, RAMACHANDRAN (1 October 2012). "Government data portal set for take-off". The Hindu. Chennai, India. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "The Beginnings of India's Open Data Movement". 9.9 Media.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  6. ^ Gazette notified in March 2012.
  7. ^ "Government data portal set for take-off". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 1 October 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2013.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  8. ^ "GitHub repository of Open Government platform". 
  9. ^ "Shri Kapil Sibal Launches 'Open Government Platform' Developed by India and US". PIB.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  10. ^ "Fact Sheet on United States and India Announce Partnership on Open Government" (PDF). The White House. 
  11. ^ "Editorial:". 26 May 2009.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  12. ^ "Government launches Data Portal India in beta".  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  13. ^ "The Growing Open Government Movement". The White House.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)

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