Sikkim on Saturday claimed to become the first state in India to have an open government data portal.
Lok Sabha MP, P D Rai launched the open government data portal ‘Sikkim.data.gov.in’ and Open Government Data Platform (Sikkim). Sikkim thus became the first state in India to have this portal, state IT officials said.
Speaking on the occasion Rai congratulated the Information Technology Department, Government of Sikkim and NIC team from Delhi for their effort.
‘With this we have moved to the national platform,’ he said, adding that the important thing is to build on it now, for which plenty of hard work is required. Rai also expressed hope to see more organic and agriculture data in the portal. Sikkim Co-operative Union Chairperson Ganesh Rai was also present at the launch.
On the open government data portal, the data produced or commissioned by the government or government controlled entities can be freely used, reused and redistributed by anyone.