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Ministry plans to go from open platform to eventual monetisation of cities' data

  • Starting with an open data platform for the 100 cities  that are a part of its Smart Cities Mission by 2020,  the government is planning to make a wide range  of data — from health, education, finances to social  aspects — of all 4,041 urban local bodies public by  2024 and eventually monetising it.
  • The open data platform for the 100 cities would be  expanded to cover 500 cities by 2022 and all urban  centres in the country by 2024.