Decisions with Data for

  • OUR PANCHAYAT
  • OUR TALUKA
  • OUR VILLAGE

The data platform houses various datasets on social, economic and ecological parameters and serves as a data visualization platform promoting an interdisciplinary, spatial and temporal understanding.

What you can do using the platform:

At a Glance

Quick summary on the socio-economic and ecological parameters of any chosen state/district/block in India.

Interdisciplinary convergence

Explore demographic data, and track socio-economic and ecological changes

Compare Maps

Create two maps on the same screen in split-screen mode for easy comparison.

Multilingual

Content is auto-translated into 12 different languages

India Observatory aims to make data useful for local
communities so that they can make informed decisions about

India Observatory aims to make data useful for local communities so that they can make informed decisions about

Collective Action
Collective Action
Nature Conservation and <br />Natural Resource Management
Nature Conservation and
Natural Resource Management
Rural Livelihood
Rural Livelihood

Our tools are reliable go-to instruments that enhance access to social,
economic, ecological information for nature conservation,
natural resource management, local governance, and rural development

Our tools are reliable go-to instruments that enhance access to social, economic, ecological information for nature conservation, natural resource management, local governance, and rural development

Technology that serves nature

By bringing together a unique ecosystem of tools, India Observatory helps visualise location-specific data and analytics on shared natural resources, supporting rural communities in effective management of their resources and enabling improved local livelihoods with the added incentive of living in harmony with nature.

01

Enabling free-flowing solutions for rain-dependent farming regions

Monsoon delays and extended dry spells are common in several parts of India. Witness how farming communities are harnessing the power of CLART to conserve local soil and water resources, thus improving farm incomes and reducing distress migration.

02

Ensuring nobody is left behind while availing government scheme benefits

In the absence of adequate information regarding eligibility, large sections in rural and remote communities get excluded in last mile delivery. Able adults miss out on employment and health benefits, children miss out on nutrition, and the elderly on their monthly pension entitlement. Experience the potential of GEET (GIS Enabled Entitlement Tracking System) to promote good governance and improving 'first mile' delivery.

03

Combining efforts to conserve our forests

With 21% of India’s entire landmass being forests, its management becomes equally crucial. The National Working Plan Code (NWPC) for the scientific management of forests has laid down objectives such as environmental stability, biodiversity monitoring and management, restoration of ecological balance of affected areas and preservation of forest resources. Explore how IFMT uses data, GIS and IT tools to assist forest officials in making plans.

04

Discover and Harness data and knowledge on India's rich flora and fauna

Policy instruments, to halt biodiversity losses require robust data to monitor and report on trends. To address the data gap, IBIS has been envisioned as a platform to facilitate linkages and collaborations between individuals, regional, national and global information systems and networks to provide free and open access to data and analytics on Indian biodiversity.

Take charge of your local resources with our suite of tools

SDG
India Observatory contributes towards the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through its various tools

Water Conservation

  • Composite Landscape Assessment & Restoration Tool (CLART)

    CLART is a Geographic Information System (GIS) based Android tool –developed to enhance the planning of region-specific soil and water conservation measures.

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    SDG 6
  • Crop Water Budgeting (CWB)

    Crop Water Budgeting is a farmer centric android based tool which enables rural communities to input primary information and assists them in managing their surface and ground water efficiently without depleting their resources. It generates discussions on water as a collective resource and the need for better governance.

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    SDG 6SDG 12SDG 16
  • CLART + Design Estimation Tool (DET)

    Create designs for soil and water conservation structures and estimate costs for building them

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    SDG 6SDG 8

Land Restoration

  • Integrated Forest Management Toolkit (IFMT)

    IFMT is a forest management planning tool, developed to assist officers in India’s state forest departments to develop working plans in accordance to the NWPC 2014.

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    SDG 15
  • Common Land Mapping (CLM)

    Identify and demarcate shared land resources through geo-referencing

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    SDG 1SDG 13SDG 15SDG 16

Biodiversity Conservation

  • Integrated Forest Management Toolkit (IFMT)

    IFMT is a forest management planning tool, developed to assist officers in India’s state forest departments to develop working plans in accordance to the NWPC 2014.

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    SDG 15
  • Indian Biodiversity Information System (IBIS)

    IBIS is a group of web-based, modular and searchable biodiversity portals, designed to bring together comprehensive information on Indian birds, mammals and flora in a readily accessible, free and user-friendly format.

Good Governance

  • GIS Enabled Entitlement Tracking System (GEET)

    GEET helps rural communities in accessing government entitlements and schemes that they are eligible for by providing them information about the same on a single platform.

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    SDG 1SDG 2SDG 3SDG 4SDG 5SDG 6SDG 8SDG 10

Inviting Collaborators

WII
Washington University
SSDL
Landmark
UNDP
IISER
ARCH
Cadasta
Geospatial Media Community
IBP
INREM
Boston College
IPE
PHIA
Arizona State University
ISB
International Livestock Research Institute
Tree
Sanraksan
IFPRI
WRI

Wish to create an impact in your immediate surroundings?
Need access to valuable data and tools to assist in informed decision-making?
Want to share your data or analytics for wider impact?
We are eager to join hands with you.

Wish to create an impact in your immediate surroundings? Need access to valuable data and tools to assist in informed decision-making? Want to share your data or analytics for wider impact? We are eager to join hands with you.

SUPPORTED BY
Axis Bank Foundation
HCL Foundation
HUF
Bajaj
APPI
Tetre Tech
Omidyar Network
Skoll Foundation
Sir Dorabji Tata Trust and the Allied Trusts
lucille Foundation
Mulago Foundation
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