destination for open-access data on agriculture, rural development and financial inclusion in India
Data Portal” is a one-stop open-access portal for journalists to access, interact with, and visualize
information, data and knowledge related to agriculture and financial inclusion, while also aiding
other beneficiaries – researchers, students, policy makers, administrators, NGOs, and entrepreneurs.
The portal contains a data repository with processed and documented public datasets on related themes.
For agriculture, these include crops, water, livestock, public investments, etc at levels such as
districts, tehsils, and villages with a largely rural focus and socio-economic characteristics in both
rural and urban areas at granular spatial scales like district, town and ward spanning the entire
repository for visualization includes an exhaustive collection of public datasets with overlapping as
well as independent well-established remote-sensing and satellite products. In case of agriculture,
these include soil profiles, irrigated area, daily rainfall, elevation, forest cover, etc.
Additionally, a rich set of published papers, articles, case studies and policy briefs will be
provided in later phases to provide place-based context and the richness associated with observed
patterns in the data.
journalists to use the data portal, ISB will provide training support in the form of in-class, online,
and hybrid modules in multiple languages to ensure that the portal is used by the target
beneficiaries. The data portal also has mechanisms for consultation and feedback from journalists to
update and improve the portal.