Amplifi 2.0 Portal

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Recently, the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launched the Amplifi 2.0 portal.

About Amplifi 2.0 Portal

  • Amplifi (Assessment and Monitoring Platform for Liveable, Inclusive and Future-ready urban India) portal aims to provide data on Indian cities.
  • It is making raw data from Indian cities available on a single platform for academics, researchers, and stakeholders to help data-driven policy making.
  • Currently, 258 urban local bodies (ULB) have been on-boarded, and data for 150 cities is available on the portal. 
  • It provides data on a range of information for several cities, including, for example, the total diesel consumption; the number of samples tested for water quality. 

What is the Urban Outcomes Framework 2022?

  • It has been developed for the Ministry by the National Institute of Urban Affairs and PwC India.
  • It shifts the focus from the indices to the data with a comprehensive list of indicators.
  • With this, data across 14 sectors is streamlined to increase focus on data collection, and disaggregated data can be analysed by domain experts.
  • The initiative also provides the opportunity to create new frameworks on open data.
  • The 14 sectors are — demography, economy, education, energy, environment, finance, governance, health, housing, mobility, planning, safety and security, solid waste management, and water and sanitation.

Q1) What Is Demography?

Demography is the statistical study of human populations. Demography examines the size, structure, and movements of populations over space and time. It uses methods from history, economics, anthropology, sociology, and other fields.

Source: Urban Affairs Ministry aims to provide data on Indian cities via a dedicated portal