NEW DELHI: Ahead of the parliamentary election, the government is set to open its data platforms for major flagship programmes to public scrutiny in order to showcase its achievements. 

InfrastructureNSE 2.19 % developed under every urban renewal scheme – Smart Cities, HousingNSE 0.90 % for All, AMRUT, Swachh Bharat and HRIDAY – will be geotagged and a unique app will enable any citizen to access information on its implementation, said officials.  The ministry of housing and urban affairs, which is spearheading the highest number of flagship programmes, is developing the app and is likely to open its data platform to public in January 2019, they said. 

“Internally, the opinion is that we do not need to be diffident about anything,” a senior official told ET, speaking on condition of anonymity. “The achievements under all schemes are noteworthy and opening our data platform to the public would only enhance transparency in governance.” 

The app will involve geotagging of all infrastructure created and then uploading the unique address with videos and photographs under all schemes. So far, this has been done by the rural development ministry for its flagship programme Prime Minister Awas Yojana (Gramin).