Effective policy formulation in the energy sector relies on rigorous analysis of readily available, accurate and reliable information. Availability of such information in the public domain will also help independent researchers contribute more effectively to policy analysis in India.
Despite a rich variety in energy data sources in India, it is often difficult to analyse issues in the energy sector without investing significant time, effort and money in data gathering and processing.
In this context, Prayas (Energy Group) has developed a proof-of-concept energy data portal with support from NITI Aayog under the socioeconomic research grant scheme. The portal showcases a subset of official Indian energy statistics in one place and makes the statistics accessible to the general public by presenting them in a visually interesting, easy-to-understand and interactive manner. This data can also be downloaded into machine readable formats such as csv.
The portal is hosted online through NITI Aayog's energy portal at http://indiaenergy.gov.in/edm/. The Energy Division within NITI Aayog will be maintaining and enhancing the portal going forward.