NITI Ayog launches National Data and Analytics Platform

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NITI Aayog launched the National Data and Analytics Platform on 13 May.

  • The Platform was launched by NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Suman Beri in the presence of NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant.

  • This public launch follows a beta release of the platform in August 2021 that provided access to a limited number of users for testing and feedback.

  • The platform will help policymakers, academics and researchers to easily examine data without having to process it.

  • The portal will have 200 datasets from more than 46 ministries.

  • New datasets will be added up to the village level in the future.

  • Aim of the platform 

  • To democratise access to government data by making data accessible, interoperable and interactive for open public use.

  • About NITI Aayog

  • NITI Aayog is the premier policy think tank of the Government of India.

  • The Government of India constituted the NITI Aayog in place of the Planning Commission, which was established in 1950.

  • This step was taken to better meet the needs and aspirations of the people.

  • On 18 September 2021, the Prime Minister approved the reconstitution of NITI Aayog, as under:

  1. Chairperson : Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India 

  2. Vice Chairperson: Dr Rajiv Kumar (currently Suman Beri)

  3. Full-Time Members:

VK Saraswat

Prof. Ramesh Chand

Dr VK Paul 

  1. Ex-Officio Members: 

Rajnath Singh, Minister of Defence

Amit Shah, Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of Cooperation

Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs

Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare

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