Digital India: A list of popular government websites in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken a lot of interest to give a push to Digital India. The onus is always on the individual ministries & departments to embrace Digital India, they are supposed to have websites which are constantly updated and content must be in multiple Indian languages. So what is the current state of Indian govt websites today?

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Digital India: What India’s Open Data Program could learn from USAFacts.org

The importance of Data is growing not just in private sector but also in the Government.  Data can help in decision making. In fact, Data not only helps the citizens but the governments too can benefit by taking better informed decisions. Let us touch on what the 3 sites do – Data.gov [US Govt], USAFacts.org [US Non-Govt owned] & Data.gov.in [Indian Govt].

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How a simple idea could increase property tax collection in Bangalore

Few days ago we all read about how low the property tax collection rate was in Bangalore. A mere 20% pay their property tax in Bengaluru. Unacceptable for a city like Bengaluru.

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Software industry has harmed Bangalore

I was pointed to this article in The Hindu newspaper by my dad today “IT sector has done more harm than good to the city“. Bangalore as a brand has taken a huge beating over the last few years. Roads, garbage are a huge problem. But partly we citizens too are to be blamed for the mess.

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Why can’t leaders in India be as cool as Obama?

Today there is a lot of mistrust between residents in India and the politicians (irrespective of the political party). There is a war on social media. I would like to emphasize that I am totally against anti-national content floating around, I doubt any sane person will support bad content.

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