Indian government launched the beta version of the Data Portal India
The Indian government has launched Data Portal India : http://data.gov.in/
It is a joint initiative between India and the US and the portal will be available on the official sites of the Indian– http://india.gov.in/ and the US governments- http://www.data.gov/.
What is Data Portal India?
It is a platform developed to provide single point access to datasets, documents, services, tools and applications published by various ministries/government departments for supporting the Open Data initiative of the National Data Sharing & Accessibility Policy (NSDAP).
It is a product that is available in open source for global implementation i.e. on Open Government Platform (OGPL) and the entire product is available for download at the Open Source Code Sharing Platform GitHub.
How would Data Portal India be useful?
The portal will enhance transparency in government functioning and also open up avenues for additional usage of government data.