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With an aim to take all public data online, India will soon get one-stop data storage, which will be developed by the Indian School of Business (ISB).

Known as India Data Portal, the data repository for public data will initially be based on sectors such as agriculture, rural development, and financial inclusion.

However, there is no word on what all sectors will be included in the database.

The new repository will be funded by the Gates Foundation and will be available to the public in the coming months.

Professor Ashwini Chhatre, who is leading the program at ISB, stated, “We will start with basic data sets (census, etc.) and focus on agriculture in the first year and then expand to financial inclusion next year.

India Data Portal will conduct the process of getting hold of, sorting, compiling and visualizing data from various public sources and providing the data with other services to users at reduced costs.

For those who don’t know, last year Niti Ayog proposed a similar storage room for public data, called the National Data Analytics Portal. However, the project is still in the works, and there is no word as to when it will be official.

The new data storage will allow for easy availability of public data in a single place, making things as easy for users as shopping online.

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