NITI Aayog to develop National Data & Analytics Platform

With an aim to democratize access to publicly available government data, government think-tank, NITI Aayog has released its vision for the National Data and Analytics Platform (NDAP). The platform will host the latest datasets from various government websites, present them coherently, and provide tools for analytics and visualization.

Besides, NDAP will follow a user-centric approach and will enable data access in a simple and intuitive portal tailored to the needs of a variety of stakeholders. The platform will also spearhead the standardization of formats in which data is presented across sectors and will cater to a wide audience of policymakers, researchers, innovators, data scientists, journalists and citizens.

Meanwhile, the development of NDAP will take place over a period of one year. The first version of the platform is expected to be launched in 2021. The process will follow a user-centric approach, and will incorporate feedback received from various users and stakeholders throughout the course of its development.