Business Today: Connecting the Dots

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“Ujjwala is a unique experiment where decision-makers, sitting in Delhi, used science to come up with a pan-India solution to address the conflicting objectives of both market and access for remote corners of the country. ‘For the first time, a planning exercise that would typically take two years and suffered…
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The quiet digital revolution in Chandrapur

A pioneering initiative of the Maharashtra government has data-mapped three blocks of the district at an unprecedented level. Jiwati taluka (or sub-district) in Maharashtra’s Chandrapur district is often called the “punishment block” in government echelons. Almost on the Andhra border, it takes two hours to reach the thickly forested area…
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IAS Ashutosh Jindal on using Data Intelligence for Digtal Governance in Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana PMUY
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Data Intelligence for Digital Governance: An Interview with Joint Secretary, Ashutosh Jindal (IAS)

Joint Secretary for the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India, Ashutosh Jindal (IAS) reflects on the changing landscapes of digital governance in India and its impact on his day-to-day decisions as a bureaucrat. He talks about the role of data and technology in driving the Pradhan Mantri…
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