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Amplifi 2.0 Portal

Context:

Recently, the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launched the Amplifi 2.0 portal.

Relevance:

GS II: Government policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Amplifi 2.0 Portal: Enhancing Urban Data Accessibility
  2. Urban Outcomes Framework 2022: A Holistic Approach

Amplifi 2.0 Portal: Enhancing Urban Data Accessibility

Objective:
  • Data Centralization: Amplifi (Assessment and Monitoring Platform for Liveable, Inclusive, and Future-Ready Urban India) aims to consolidate raw data from Indian cities onto a unified platform.
  • Policymaking Support: The portal serves as a valuable resource for academics, researchers, and stakeholders, facilitating data-driven policymaking.
Coverage:
  • Currently, the portal has on-boarded 258 urban local bodies (ULB), providing data for 150 cities.
Information Spectrum:
  • The portal offers a diverse range of data for various cities, including metrics such as total diesel consumption and the number of water quality samples tested.

Urban Outcomes Framework 2022: A Holistic Approach

  • Developers: Crafted by the National Institute of Urban Affairs and PwC India for the Ministry.
  • Shift in Focus: This framework moves away from indices, emphasizing comprehensive indicators and promoting data-centric analysis.
  • Sectors Covered: Encompassing 14 sectors, including demography, economy, education, energy, environment, finance, governance, health, housing, mobility, planning, safety and security, solid waste management, and water and sanitation.
  • Data Streamlining: Aims to streamline data across sectors, enhancing focus on collection, analysis, and the creation of new frameworks on open data.

-Source: The Hindu


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