| 20 April 2021
A conversation about the NDHM sandbox, innovation, last-mile access, and more with Kiran Anandampill
A quick round-up of writing and developments — connected to ODEs and their principles — that we’ve read over the last few months.
In a post-Covid world, a new toolkit for governments – by Amitabh Kant & Arindam Bhattacharya
The authors discuss the emergence and adoption of ecosystems as businesses redefine strategies, enabled by digital infrastructure, data-sharing, and public policy for collaboration. Read more >>>.
How platform know-how can drive social inclusion and empower billions – by Sanjay Purohit & François Bonnici
This piece spotlights the building of societal platforms as shared public goods with open digital infrastructure that allows a plurality of approaches on a common backbone to promote inclusion and agency at scale. Read more >>>.
NPCI Creating Open-Source Platform For UPI
Speaking at RedSeer’s Ground Zero 4.0 Conference, Nandan Nilekani, co-founder and non-executive chairman of Infosys said that the National Payments Corporation of India is in the process of rolling out a completely open source platform for the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) platform. Read more >>>.
Harnessing urban governance potential – NUDM launch
Several digital initiatives related to urban governance have been launched in the latter half of February, with a view to harness synergies from the domain of urban infrastructure and technology towards creating citizen-centric governance. Read more >>>.
India Maps the 21st Century: Ministry of Science & Technology
The Department of Science and Technology is announcing sweeping changes to India’s mapping policy, specifically for Indian companies, to realise India’s vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat and the goal of a 5 trillion-dollar economy. Read more >>>.
Govt building ‘agri stack’ to give unique ID to every Indian farmer
According to this report, the Centre is in the process of creating a “digital agri-stack”, a hi-tech national farmers’ database that could give the government and agribusinesses unprecedented insights into the rural economy. Read more >>>.