SMART CITIES OPEN DATA INITIATIVE
Smart Cities Open Data initiative
A dedicated and separate Open Government Data (OGD) Instance has been created by NIC for Smart Cities Mission and https://smartcities.data.gov.in portal was launched during the Second Apex Conference for Smart City CEOs. The portal is designed to host open datasets of 100 Smart Cities of India and more than 2,600 datasets from 95 Smart Cities are already uploaded on the portal for free access to the public. This initiative is in line with the Open Government Data (OGD) Platform India (http://data.gov.in) developed by NIC as per the mandate given in the NDSAP Policy wherein Government departments are publishing their shareable datasets in open format through this platform.