Bengaluru will soon get a data lake and Centre for Technology Research and Innovations for Digital Governance (CTRI-DG).
Story so far: Collecting information from around the country for better governance will soon become easier in the wake of a ₹5 crore grant from the State Planning Department to IIIT-Bengaluru. It will be used to set up a Data Lake and the CTRI-DG. Both will work with the Centre for e-Governance to improve the government’s planning and upgrading of old software.
- The data lake is a central repository where data will be collected and stored. This includes data on weather and infrastructure from remote areas and villages. The project will be in collaboration with the Centre for Open Data Research (CODR).
- The CTRI-DG will collect and upgrade old software used by the government for its citizen schemes and services. The software currently in use is often decades old.
One more thing: IIIT-B will also develop the Modular Open Source Identity Project (MOSIP). It’s a software that’s based on the Aadhaar model.