In May, the NITI Aayog plans to launch the National Data and Analytics Platform (NDAP), which would give government data in a user-friendly manner and encourage data-driven decision-making and research. The platform, which was conceived in 2020, aims to standardise data across government sources and provide flexible analytics that allow users to easily analyse data using numerous datasets.
- The platform, according to an AIR correspondent quoting a Senior Adviser at NITI Aayog, will allow policymakers, scholars, and researchers to easily analyse data without having to process it.
- At the time of debut, the portal will feature 200 datasets from over 46 ministries.
- In the future, new datasets will be uploaded up to the village level. Many government agencies now offer public dashboards with various possibilities.
- Many government departments now have public dashboards with data download options; some are provided as image files, while others are in PDF format, making data compilation problematic.
Specific goal behind NDAP:
- Policymakers, bureaucrats, researchers, innovators, data scientists, journalists, and people all benefit from data access that is user-friendly and interesting.
- Using common geographical and temporal identifiers, many data sets are presented using a uniform format.
- Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are in place to guarantee that data is updated on a regular basis.