NASSCOM builds platform for Telangana govt to manage Covid-19

NASSCOM builds platform for Telangana govt to manage Covid-19
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11 May, 2020

The National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) has developed an end-to-end data-driven platform to help the Telangana government manage the Covid-19 crisis.  

The platform contains more than 100 dashboards, which includes information from over 30 government and public datasets, and hundreds of thousands of data points, according to a statement. The data will help the state government manage the lockdown, enable a phased release and ensure a sustainable industry recovery, it said.

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Developed by a Covid-19 dedicated task force, the platform also offers an India Vulnerability Map, which provides real-time data about the pandemic across the country. The data will be sourced from public sources such as social media channels, websites, blogs and forums. Actionable insights gained from this information will be displayed on command centre screens, the industry lobby said.

Additionally, an external citizen-facing dashboard will allow the government to project critical information to the public for transparency, awareness and guidance, it said.

The organisation will continue its work on the T-COVID app and align it with the Centre’s Aarogya Setu app, the statement added.

The organisation may develop a similar platform for other states, such as Karnataka, it said.

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“Technology is definitely our greatest ally in these tough and tiring times. I’m glad to witness true leadership in testing times, strong focus and resilience and dedication of team members who have worked relentlessly for this,” Debjani Ghosh, president, NASSCOM, said.

In March, NASSCOM set up a special task force to create a single directory of people and companies using data and technology to fight the global pandemic. Spearheaded by Nivruti Rai, the task force consists of more than 30 members from companies including Intel, TCS, Accenture, Wipro, SAP, Amazon Web Services and Tech Mahindra.