Odisha launches open government data portal @odisha.data.gov.in : CM Naveen Patnaik’s on 3-Ts formula – transparency, technology and team work – the state government on 17th Oct 2017 (Tuesday) launched a website to help people access government files and other required information. People will now be able to access information without having to take the Right to Information Act route.Odisha launches open government data portal

Odisha launches open government data portal @odisha.data.gov.in

Odisha open government : The State Government on Tuesday launched open government data portal to provide open access to data generated or commissioned by the Government or Government-controlled entities.

The website odisha.data.gov.in, developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC), has been launched by chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi for this. Odisha is the fourth state in India to run such a website.

Introducing the new portal “Odisha.data.gov.in”, Electronics and Information Technology Secretary Ashok Meena said Government departments gather a lot of data in course of their functioning and implementation of various developmental programmes. These data are very useful not only for governance but also for learning, research and awareness.

An official said the data uploaded on the portal could be downloaded, transferred digitally and used for developing various apps for further use.

Open Government Data Portal of Odisha–odisha.data.gov.in

“The Centre has developed an open data licensing system for adding value to government data and developing those for commercial use. We can also benefit from it,” said a senior official.

Noting that the portal has been launched with the prime objective of sharing data with people, Meena urged the service delivery departments like Health and Family Welfare, Education, Women and Child Development to upload their data on the platform. Each department was asked to upload at least 10 data faces within a week on the portal and keep on adding to that regularly.

Nodal officers and chief data officers of various departments were imparted practical training and hands-on practice about various techniques, tools and application developed for handling data.

Official Website : https://odisha.data.gov.in/

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