Digital India: OpenForge has been formed by the government to create innovative e-governance applications. Through this, the government wants to promote collaborative development between government departments, agencies and private organizations, citizens and developers.
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App Development Platform: giant american tech company Microsoft Of github such as central government open-source code repositories, OpenForge Has crossed the mark of 10,000 users. Currently there are 10,328 users and 2,205 projects on this platform. appeared yesterday Economic Survey 2023 This information has come to the fore. Through the platform’s user base, the central government told how digital technology is playing an important role in India’s digital public infrastructure, taking forward the Digital India mission. Explain that this platform is used to make an app related to e-governance.
The government is also conscious of the need to improve the productivity of human capital. The OpenForge platform has been developed to promote open and collaborative software development of e-governance applications. Through this, the use of open-source software and the sharing and reuse of source code related to e-governance are promoted.
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Launched in 2017
OpenForge was launched in March 2017 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV). At that time, the central government had said that the move was in line with the Ministry of Electronics and Information (Meity) policy on collaborative app development by opening the source code of government applications.
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This step was the initial part of the government’s Digital India plan. Meity said in a statement at the time, “By opening the source code, the government wants to encourage collaborative development between government departments, agencies and private organizations, citizens and developers to promote the creation of innovative e-governance applications and services.
National AI Portal
The Economic Survey also highlights other open-source projects that have been promoted over the years, such as the National AI Portal. The survey states that this portal has been developed to “strengthen the AI ecosystem in the country by bringing to the fore the latest developments happening in the central and state governments, industry, academia, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society. “
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