India, US start ‘Open Government Platform’
India and the United States inaugurated the Open Government Platform (OGPL)
Objective of OGPL:
- It is a bilateral effort focused at foment transparency and increase citizen engagement by making government data, documents, tools and processes publicly available.
- It was launched at US-India joint commission meeting on science and technology Cooperation
- OGPL is built on open source code and will be freely available to any government around the world.
- India and US have expanded collaboration b/w the National Science Foundation (US) and Department of Science and Technology (India)