Tata Trusts aids data driven gov­er­nance Andhra Pradesh, Ma­ha­rash­tra in

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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.”

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