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Ashwini Vaishnav launches NITI Aayog's ‘NITI For States’ Platform

Utkarsh Classes 07-03-2024
Ashwini Vaishnav launches NITI Aayog's ‘NITI For States’ Platform Science 4 min read

Minister Ashwini Vaishnav launched 'Policy for States Platform' at Rang Bhawan Auditorium, New Delhi. NITI Aayog's 'NITI for States' platform is a cross-sectoral knowledge platform. Ashwini Vaishnav is currently the Union Minister for Communications, Railways and Electronics and Information Technology.

  • It is designed to create digital public infrastructure (DPI) for policy and good governance.

Launch of ‘Viksit Bharat Strategy Room’:

  • Before the launch of this platform, Ashwini Vaishnav also launched the ‘Viksit Bharat Strategy Room’ in NITI Aayog.
  • This would enable rich visibility and engagement with insights, information and knowledge to enable personalized decision making.

Features of ‘NITI for States Platform’:

  • Important features of the platform cover a number of topics. Which can be seen in the following points:
    • A live repository of 7,500 best practices and 5,000 policy documents,
    • Over 900 datasets,
    • 1,400 data profiles and 350 policy publications.
  • The platform covers agriculture, education, livelihood, manufacturing, MSMEs, tourism, urban, and water resources.
  • It includes knowledge products from 10 areas including the World Health Organization's WASH strategy. Which are based on two cross-cutting topics ‘gender and climate change’.
  • This platform has an intuitive and user-friendly interface. It allows users to navigate easily.
  • Accessible via various devices, including mobile phones.

Benefits of NITI for States Platform:

  • The ‘Policy for States Platform’ will provide robust, adaptive and actionable knowledge to facilitate the digital transformation of governance for government officials. Enhancing their decision-making process.
  • It would benefit District Collectors by providing access to innovative best practices in different States and Union Territories. It will also benefit advanced level functionaries like block-level functionaries.

About ‘Viksit Bharat Strategy Room’:

  • The ‘Viksit Bharat Strategy Room’ is an interactive space. Where users would be able to view data, trends, best practices and policies in an in-depth manner. This would allow them to make a holistic assessment of any problem.
  • It allows the user to interact through voice-enabled AI and connect with multiple stakeholders through video conferencing.
  • It has been designed as a plug-and-play model to enable replication by states, districts and blocks.

Other facts related to NITI for States Platform:

  • Various government organizations have cooperated in this initiative of NITI Aayog.
  • In this, iGOT Karmayogi is bringing an online training module called “Samarth” which can be accessed through the platform.
  • NITI Aayog's National Data and Analytics Platform integrated for government dataset access.
  • National e-Governance Division (NeGD) has provided support to develop the first of its kind Developing India Strategy Cell. While multilingual support is provided by Bhashini.
  • The PM Gatishakti BISAG-N team in collaboration with DPIIT has also been integrated to provide geospatial tools for area based planning.


Answer: Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnav

Answer: It is designed to create digital public infrastructure (DPI) for policy and good governance.

Answer: Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnav
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