NITI Aayog inks pact with US EIA to set up portal on energy data

The NITI Aayog has inked a pact with US Energy Information Administration (EIA) in a step to set up a portal to host all the data related to energy sector in the country.

The web portal will host all the data related to energy sector including oil and gas, coal, solar and thermal energy etc.

It will be developed as part of NITI Aayog’s efforts to set up India’s energy data agency, which would take three-four years to develop.

Besides, NITI Aayog also inked an SOP with US Agency for International Development (USAID) and UK’s Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) for collaboration in the area of energy research.

Note: NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog is premier policy think tank of Union Government. It has had replaced erstwhile six decade old Planning Commission.

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