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)

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