Open Government Data (OGD) in
energy resources in India
Introduction
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Open Government Data for Regulation of Energy Resource Industries in India

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A research poster presented as part of the Exploring the Emerging Impacts of Open Data in Developing Countries project at the Research Sharing Event in Berlin, 15th July 2014. For more see http://www.opendataresearch.org/emergingimpacts/"

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Open Government Data for Regulation of Energy Resource Industries in India

  1. 1. Open Government Data (OGD) in energy resources in India Introduction Right to Information Act of 2005, National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy of 2012 and the Open Data Portal of the Government have been introduced in the last decade. The project sought to: •  Examine the availability and accessibility of OGD for improved governance of coal and oil & gas in India. •  Identify the issues faced by users in accessing data and government agencies in providing data. •  Propose mechanisms for enhancing OGD in energy. Reviewing the the availability and accessibility of OGD for improved governance of energy resources in India: case of coal and oil and gas Method and approach The  project  adopted  a  mixed  method  approach  comprising   qualita've  research,  stakeholder  engagement  and  consulta'on   with  each  feeding  into  each  other.  A  case  study  approach  was   adopted  for  select  ins9tu9ons.   Approach •  Focus on upstream coal and Oil & gas sectors •  Classified data into Economic (physical and financial), Environmental and Social •  OGD principles in the Indian context, where applicable Conclusions & recommendations There is need to synergise existing energy data practises amongst government departments and with open government data initiative in India. Currently, gaps exist in availability, accessibility and quality of data, especially on environment and social aspects of the energy resource development. The project recommends a three pronged approach to enhance openness of government data in energy sector: Citation information: Nidhi Srivastava, Veena Aggarwal, Anmol Soni, Souvik Bhattacharjya, Bibhu P Nayak, Harsha Meenawat, Tarun Gopalakrishnan (2014), Open government data for regulation of energy resources in India, New Delhi: The Energy and Resources Institute. [Project Report No. 2012IA07] www.opendataresearch.org Nidhi Srivastava, nidhis@teri.res.in, The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi, India Credits The funding for this work has been provided through the World Wide Web Foundation 'Exploring the Emerging Impacts of Open Data in Developing Countries' research project, supported by grant 107075 from Canada’s International Development Research Centre (web.idrc.ca). Find out more at www.opendataresearch.org/emergingimpacts This  work  is  licensed  under  a  Crea9ve  Commons  A>ribu9on  4.0  Interna9onal  License. Policy measures Overall data content and quality Open Data Platform •  Better enforcement of existing laws, policies, programmes •  A ‘culture of accountability & transparency’ to be fostered •  Role of intermediaries in making open data useful for improved governance and service delivery to be strengthened and incentivised. •  Improved coordination amongst agencies (inter/intra departmental, Centre-State) •  Independent verification of data and/or appropriate quality checks and reducing margin of error is needed. •  Clarity in terms of criteria, definitions and methodologies •  Streamlining the multiple datasets across various agencies is needed to remove discrepancy and multiplicity •  Room for improvement, especially in terms of awareness •  Criteria and control mechanisms for the content •  Interlinking and interoperability GSI MOSPI DGH CCO MoC MOPNG PPAC MoM IBM NIC Parliament Public Information Officers Information and data flow Data flow Not shared yet Information and data flow in coal and petroleum Data  providers   Oil  and  gas   Data  intermediaries   Informa9on  providers   Coal   Mines   Unavailable   Available   Accessible   Usable   Non   OGD   OGD   Not   usable   Not   accessible   Geological data, Impact data Confidential/ secret data, Environmental and social data, disaggregated data, Reserves, Historical, Air quality data, Economic data (erroneous, irregular or inaccurate ) Economic data which is not machine processable or timely Classification of data and gaps CCO - Coal Controller’s Organization MoPNG - Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas DGH - Directorate General of Hydrocarbons IBM - Indian Bureau of Mines GSI - Geological Survey of India MOSPI - Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation MoC – Ministry of Coal NIC - National Informatics Centre MoM - Ministry of Mines PPAC - Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell Evidence and findings .

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