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[pib] NITI Aayog launches National Data & Analytics Platform (NDAP)


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level: National Data andAnalytics Platform (NDAP)

Mains level: Not Much

NITI Aayog has launched the NDAP for open public use.

Note: This portal has much useful data. We can use these to substantiate our answers in mains exam.

What is NDAP?

  • The platform aims to democratize access to public government data by making data accessible, interoperable, interactive, and available on a user-friendly platform.
  • It hosts foundational datasets from various government agencies, presents them coherently, and provides tools for analytics and visualization.
  • NDAP follows a use-case-based approach to ensure that the datasets hosted on the platform are tailored to the needs of data users from government, academia, journalism, civil society, and the private sector.
  • All datasets are standardized to a common schema, which makes it easy to merge datasets and do cross-sectoral analysis.

Types of datasets available

  1. Internal & External Affairs
  2. Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Husbandry
  3. Socio-Economic development
  4. Power & Natural Resources
  5. Industries
  6. Finance
  7. Health
  8. Human Resources Development
  9. Science and Technology
  10. Consumer Affairs
  11. Transport
  12. Housing
  13. Culture and Tourism
  14. Communications

Why need such data?

  • The rise of data and digital technologies are rapidly transforming economies and societies, with enormous implications for governments’ daily operations.
  • NDAP is a critical milestone – which aims to aid India’s progress by promoting data-driven disclosure, decision making and ensuring the availability of data connecting till the last mile.


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