Odisha unveils portal for easy access to govet data

18 Oct 2017

Accessing government data just got easier with the Odisha government today unveiling the State Open Government Data Platform www.odisha.data.gov.in.
Inaugurating the platform today, Odisha's Chief Secretary A P Padhi asked the data officers of all departments to upload information of their respective departments on the website within a week. Data is the most valuable asset in the world today.
Artificial intelligence, digital learning and learning through the machines are emerging as the effective methods for present and future; and these devices bank upon the data repository," Padhi said.
Secretary Electronics & IT A K Meena while introducing the workshop and the portal said:, Government departments gather a lot of data in course of their functioning and implementation of developmental programmes. These data are very useful not only for governance but also for learning, research and awareness."  He said the Odisha Open Government data Portal has been launched with the prime objective of sharing data with people.
Meena requested various service delivery departments like health & family welfare, education, women & child development and others to upload their data on the platform.
Each department was asked to upload at least 10 data faces within the coming seven days in the portal and go on adding to that regularly, he said.
With the initiative of launching the portal, the state has opened up its database for use by the people, journalists, academia and other information users, said Alaka Mishra, Head of the Open Govt Data System, Govt of India. (PTI)