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  • 28 November, 2023

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Amplifi 2.0

Amplifi 2.0 portal was launched to facilitate the process of achieving sustainable development by making data available on the crucial issues pertaining to development.

  • Amplifi – Assessment and Monitoring Platform for Liveable, Inclusive and Future-ready urban India
  • It is a platform to provide raw data across 14 sectors for 440+ parameters for 250+ cities.
  • Launched by –Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
  • Aim – To enable research, analysis, and evidence-based policymaking for government, citizens, academia and industry.
  • CoverageCurrently, 225 urban local bodies (ULB) have been on-boarded, and data for 150 cities is available on the portal.
  • Target – To cover data from more than 4,000 ULB.
  • Data collection – Through multiple assessment frameworks like
    • Ease of Living Index (EOLI)
    • Municipal Performance Index (MPI)
    • Data Maturity Assessment Framework
    • Climate Smart Cities Assessment Framework
    • Urban Outcomes Framework 2022
  • It covers range of information like average annual health expenditure, slum population among others.

Urban Outcomes Framework 2022

  • An initiative to develop a transparent and comprehensive database based on cross-city outcomes across 14 sectors.
  • Designed and developed by – National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA).
  • Aim – To democratise data by making it accessible to all urban stakeholders and providing opportunity to create new frameworks based on open data.
  • Significance – It shifts the focus from the indices to the data with a comprehensive list of indicators.
  • It streamlines the data to increase focus on data collection, and disaggregated data can be analysed by domain experts.

By 2030, India is projected to have 60 crore (40%) of the population living in urban areas compared to 37.7 crore (31%) in 2011. According to the 2011 Census, urban India contributed 63% to the country’s GDP, and this is projected to increase to 75% by 2030.


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