Open Government Data (OGD) Platform India: Open Access for Information and Knowledge

Details of the organization
National Informatics Centre (NIC)
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: Yes
  • The organization has a national e-strategy: Yes

Information about the project
Open Government Data (OGD) Platform India: Open Access for Information and Knowledge
OGD Platform India
In a developing country like India, planning of socio-economic development processes must rely on quality data. As quality data and the associated information is not easily accessible, there is a general need for sharing of the large amount of data generated by Ministries/Departments/Organizations/ States of India in an open format for further innovative utilization and/or value addition to enable effective governance, transparency and enhanced public service delivery. Recognizing the importance of availability of open data and associated information to its citizen for increased levels of transparency and accountability and to promote higher level of public participation the Government of India under the aegis of National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy (NDSAP) initiated Open Government Data (OGD) Platform India ( to share government data with its citizens. This has built a foundation to create an open data ecosystem in the country. The Government Open Data Licence – India has shown the government’s commitment and greatly helped in building confidence among data users. The Platform has been set-up by the National Informatics Centre (NIC), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India. Data is made available free of cost for commercial and non-commercial purposes to different stakeholders namely Researchers, Academia, Students, Industry, Start-Ups, Developers, Community etc. to generate insights, innovation, services etc. All the stakeholders are engaged through various activities for sensitization, awareness and utilization of data.
National implementation: India
Ongoing from 01/10/2012 to 31/12/2020

WSIS information
* Access to information and knowledge
  • Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
  • Project
  • Platform for Open Data Delivery and Consumption through Government-Citizen Engagement