Data Intelligence for Data-Driven Governance: Interview with Poornima Dore, Tata Trusts

Senior Program Officer at Tata Trusts, Poornima Dore talks to us about the various data roadblocks in the current decision-making tools and processes in India. She stresses the need to build scalable systems of measuring, monitoring and tracking development initiatives with the help of data and technology, and why Tata…
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District Collector Chandrapur IAS Ashutosh Salil talks about how data intelligence is helping the local administration to drive targeted model village development with SocialCops and Tata Trusts
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Data Intelligence for District Governance: An Interview with District Collector, Ashutosh Salil

District Collector for Chandrapur, Maharashtra, Ashutosh Salil (IAS) delves into the increasing role of data and technology in transforming district governance. He looks back at the various challenges and roadblocks faced by district administrators in India and imagines a future where data can empower local communities and administrations alike for…
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Data Intelligence for Village Microplanning: Interview with Paresh Manohar, Tata Trusts

Senior Program Officer at Tata Trusts, Paresh J. Manohar shares how Tata Trusts is working closely with different state governments under the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana to drive rapid model village development across the country. Looking back at the administrative challenges faced by local governments and philanthropies like Tata Trusts…
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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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