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Government of India creating new roadmaps by enabling the development of a rich data ecosystem through National Data and Analytics Platform (NDAP).


GS II: Government Policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About NDAP
  2. Features of NDAP
  3. Research and Objectives behind NDAP

About NDAP

  • In May 2022, NITI Aayog, in partnership with ministries and state governments, launched the NDAP, an open data platform that provides foundational datasets in machine-readable formats, a user-friendly interface, and powerful analytics.
  • The platform is designed to address the challenges that hinder the use of government data today.
Features of NDAP
  • NDAP serves foundational datasets from central and state government entities in machine-readable formats.
  • The platform uses advanced methods to connect various datasets from different government entities, enabling multiple data types to be used simultaneously.
  • NDAP has a user-friendly interface and powerful analytics, making it easy for users to access and analyze government data.
  • The target users of NDAP include policymakers, civil servants, university students and researchers, journalists, innovators, and civil society groups.
NDAP’s Dataset and Sector Coverage
  • As of Feb 2023, NDAP hosts 885 datasets from across 15 sectors and 46 Ministries.
  • The platform provides a wide range of data from different sectors, including agriculture, education, energy, environment, finance, healthcare, and transport.

Research and Objectives behind NDAP

  • The design process of NDAP was preceded by extensive research with diverse data users to understand their demand for government data, skills to use it effectively, and challenges faced in doing so.
  • The objective of NDAP is to solve the issues that limit the use of government data today, such as data fragmentation, lack of interoperability, and limited access to data.

Source: The Hindu

December 2023