Case study

Monitoring the Implementation of 42 National Flagship Schemes

Overview

To jumpstart good governance, the DISHA Dashboard brings data from 42 flagship government schemes to one place for the first time. This helps government officials at all levels explore and assess key government initiatives for any geographic level, at any time period.

Partners

Ministry of Rural Development

National Informatics Centre

Sector

Government

Location

India

42

schemes' data

20

ministries covered

50

screens available

3.5 bil.

dynamic data points

Watch how we built the DISHA Dashboard — India's national data platform

The Problem

Monitoring India's progress across key government initiatives is nearly impossible

India's data has a geographic problem — each ministry operates on different geographic units and each data set is collected based on different geographic boundaries.

For example, the Ministry of Rural Development measures data down to the gram panchayat level, police data is structured on police boundaries, health data is measured around anganwadis (which are mapped based on population, not geographic boundaries), and so on.

As a result, government data lives in siloes. Different ministries can't unify their data because of geographic mismatches, and elected officials can't track all the data they need across different schemes and sectors at the lowest granularity.

The Solution

Driving good governance and data-driven decision making at an unprecedented level

The Ministry of Rural Development and National Informatics Centre partnered with us to help elected officials across India get the data and insights they need.

The DISHA Dashboard helps Members of Parliament (MPs), Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs), and District Officials track the performance of all major flagship schemes in their districts and constituencies. It unifies data from 42 flagship schemes across 20 ministries, including the National Rural Livelihoods Mission, Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awaas Yojana, and Swachh Bharat Mission - Gramin.

DISHA is a crucial step towards good governance through which we will be able to monitor everything centrally. It will enable us to effectively monitor every village of the country.

Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi

Prime Minister

Government of India

The DISHA Dashboard: three-dimensional data visualization

Easy access to the exact scheme, geography, or time period needed
1

Geography filter

Users can compare and drill-down to states, districts, sub-districts or even gram panchayats.

2

Scheme filter

Dynamic filtering by specific schemes or views helps users find the exact information they need.

3

Time filter

Users can step back in time to compare indicators and KPIs on a monthly or yearly basis.

Monitor and track KPIs
Rank districts or sub-districts
Interactive intuitive charts
  • Select indicators make it easy to understand the performance of each scheme and find achievements or issues.

  • Geographic drill-downs show how each area ranks or compare regions across different indicators.

  • With a variety of color-coded maps and charts, understanding the reasons behind a scheme's success or failure is a breeze.

How the DISHA Dashboard helps elected officials track schemes for their constituents

Key KPIs in one place
Key KPIs in one place

Critical KPIs, approved by each ministry, help officials understand the performance of each scheme.

Covers all flagship schemes
Covers all flagship schemes

Data for 42 schemes across 20 ministries is finally available and comparable in a single place.

Compare geographies
Compare geographies

Users can compare metrics and find the top and bottom performing regions at any level — all in a single screen.

Drill down to any geography
Drill down to any geography

Data available at any level — state, district, or even gram panchayat — makes important decisions more granular.

Fully interactive
Fully interactive

Users can surf through all data quickly and use interactive visualizations to explore key metrics.

No data lag
No data lag

The dashboard connects directly to the scheme databases, so the dashboard is updated continuously.

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