The government is planning to make health, education and financial data — collected from more than 4,000 urban local bodies under its Smart Cities Mission — public by 2024 and eventually monetising it, reports The Hindu. The government will start with an open data platform for 100 cities under the mission and expand it to cover data from 500 cities by 2022, the report said. By 2024, all urban centres would be covered in this platform. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs’ (MoHUA) India Urban Data Exchange - set up for the Smart Cities project - will be expanded, and eventually become a “marketplace”, the report continues. The open data platform right now: Currently, the open data platform has 2,783 data catalogues from 99 Smart Cities, and by 2020, all data sets for the smart cities would be available, per the report.…
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