Balasore:28/6/17; The state government and Tata Trusts today formally launched a data based dashboard under a comprehensive programme ,Data, Evaluation, Learning, Technology and Analysis (DELTA) in Balasore, Odisha to ensure equitable distribution of benefits to the genuine beneficiaries .
With the launch of the data dashboard, Balasore( at least two blocks) became one of the first districts in the Odisha and third in the country after Chandrapur in Maharashtra and Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh to adopt community owned planning for data driven governance.
The dashboard captured crucial data from households at a beneficiary level in two blocks of Baliapal and Basta in the district.
The Tata Trusts was roped in to Balasore by R K MP Jena about one and half a year ago .
The initiative aimed at developing a systematic structure of participatory micro-planning based primarily on data intensive model village goals.
As a proof of concept, data of 90,000 households was collected covering 60 gram panchayats, 590 revenue villages and 4 lakh population in a span of 4 months.
Besides Jena, the district Collector Pramod Das , and R Venkataramanan, Managing Trustee, Tata Trusts , MLA Basta Nityananda Sahu , MLA Jaleswar Aswani Patra , MLA Sadar JP Dash were among others present in the meeting .he ZP president Nibedita Mohanty , the chairman BRIT , Gouri Kumar Rout and line department officials were present in the meeting held at Nocci , complex today