Object Tech Solutions Develops Data, Analytics Platform for NITI Aayog

Object Technology Solutions, a leading global IT and consulting company, has developed and launched NITI Aayog’s ambitious national data and analytics platform. The company was selected as the technical partner to build the portal with contributions from NITI Aayog.

The platform aims to standardize data across sources and provide flexible analytics that allow users to easily analyze information using multiple datasets.

The portal currently offers 203 datasets from over 47 central government ministries and agencies and 14 sectors. It will add new datasets down to the village level in the future, the company said.

Datasets available on the portal include census, national family health survey, unified district information system for education, the US-based company said.

Data reprocessing

While many departments have public dashboards with data download options, some are available as image files while others are in PDF format, making it difficult to compile information. Analyzing data across departments is another major challenge.

Data collected by various departments is inconsistent due to different standards for common indicators. This issue has been addressed in the NDAP.

The portal has also implemented an algorithm to track changes to data published on various departmental websites and reprocess newly available data into the NDAP platform with minimal manual intervention.

Chandra Talluri, CEO of OTSI, said that using specially designed algorithms, data extracted from various government portals is processed to ensure uniformity in semantics so that two different sets of data can be compared.

This means our software enables government data to be presented in a user-friendly format and promote data-driven decision-making and research, he said.

“To date, we have analyzed and processed over 30,000 source files from various services and combined them into 203 datasets on NDAP. We are working on bringing more datasets to the platform in the coming weeks. We have taken all measures to ensure that NDAP’s back-end architecture is scalable and meets India’s future needs,” he said.

The portal will help citizens, policy makers, academics, researchers, institutions and international organizations to easily analyze data from all departments by merging various data sets without any hassle.

Published on

May 16, 2022