Tata Trusts aids data driven governance Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra in
Tata Trusts, today, announced that its flagship – project Data, Evaluation, Learning, Technology and Analysis (DELTA) has impacted 17 lakh population across 1248 villages through datadriven governance in select districts of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha and Jharkhand. As part of the DELTA initiative, Tata Trusts has conducted tablet-based data collection with over 300 data points on a massive scale, which policy and decision makers can use to make quick and effective decisions that can drive meaningful outcomes, prioritize activities, optimize resources and track the progress of government schemes, programmes and services.
Shri Sudhir Mugantiwar, Cabinet Minister of Finance, Planning, and Forest Departments, Government of Maharashtra, said, “Tata Trusts has provided assistance for creating the dashboard of statistical data, which is helping us in implementing a micro-finance model in the district. Chandrapur will become a model village in the coming 2 years with support from Mr. Tata and an organization like Tata Trusts. We thank Tata Trusts in providing their expertise and technical & sectoral knowledge in making these projects successful”.
Tata Trusts helped the government in developing a data dashboard that will aid bureaucrats and members of parliament to understand the need, gaps and progress of their area. This data dashboard was launched at an event in Balasore, Odisha, recently. Mr. Rabindra Kumar Jena, Member of Parliament, Balasore, Odisha, in his key note address said, “We are very grateful to Tata Trusts for their support and commitment in development planning of Balasore. There is a huge gap in our system in terms of data availability and provision of benefits at the grassroots level; that is when we realized the need for data based planning so that we can make informed decisions and improve our planning process. We approached Tata Trusts for their support and expertise in data driven governance. We started the microplanning activity a year back and now each GP and village has a data base which is useful for meaningful implementation of government schemes. Through this initiative and with support from Tata Trusts, we have managed to train and build capacity of over 800 volunteers who were a part of this exercise. We have collected data of 90,000 households covering 60 gram panchayats, 590 revenue villages and 4 lakh population.”