India is a land of diversity reflected in myriad patterns of its social reality spread across its rich and diverse landscape. But most of our social reality is embedded in remarkably enduring spatial clusters, characterized by its tradition, history and even geography.
Yet our policy planning, programme implementation and even academic discourse have not looked at these patterns seriously while attempting to bring the fruits of development to the society at large. To that extent much of the policy initiative remains impression based rather than based on evidence even where relevant data are available in public domain.
This site is therefore devoted to
- a better analysis of available public domain data using new techniques in GIS and trend analysis so as to shift the focus from impression based advocacy to evidence based advocacy.
- inform the citizen by making such analysis public and share their insights/ views/ feedback with policy makers and taking their suggestions back to the policy makers and researchers and facilitate a constructive dialogue.
But it is not partisan, it is not polemical and has no place for non-data based subjective analysis.