Newly launched India Data Portal could be a credible resource for journalists

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published Published on Feb 5, 2020   modified Modified on Feb 5, 2020

It’s a repository of public datasets on Indian agriculture and socioeconomic indicators and, going forward, on financial inclusion and rural development.

Data, they say, is the new oil. It undergirds much of the modern economy and, increasingly, the polity. There’s hardly a socioeconomic sector that big data doesn’t drive today, from the cutting edge of scientific research and technology to the mundane chore of buying groceries. The sheer volume of data generated daily, however, is so enormous that a whole industry has grown around extracting meaningful information from it. At the heart of this industry are projects bridging data collection and analysis.

One such project is the India Data Portal (, which was launched in Delhi on January 31. The portal – incubated at the Bharti Institute of Public Policy, Indian School of Business; developed by data science consulting firm Gramener, and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – is an online repository of processed public datasets on India’s socioeconomic indicators and agriculture., 4 February, 2020, please click here to read more., 4 February, 2020,

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