Indian Government Launches for Open data portal

Indian government launches open data portal on Thursday. In this portal more than 3500 data sets of various sectors like agriculture, health, transport, etc. Name of this website is and this sate is free for anyone to access and use. More than 1000 data sets relate to agriculture sector which includes data-sets like “State-wise recorded forest area of the country” or the “gross irrigated area” and more.

The union minister of communication and information technology of India Mr. Kapil Sibal said at the launch event that “All the data that are shared, barring that are important for security. Government is not the proprietor of India. User has also responsibility to use and interpret this data. They must realize that it is for development. ”

In this web portal also including Pin code search option that allows you to search area by pin code. For this function in this website 6 government created apps.

Sam Pitroda the adviser of prime minister of India said that the today we have more than 3500 sets of data. Our next planning is seeing the more than 10000 data sets and we would like to challenge developer community to make at least 100 applications in next month to use this data.

This Portal was developed under open source platform called Open Government Platform (OGPL).  

At the same time Open Data Apps Challenge was also launched, organized by NIC and National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM).  
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