This web portal now offers free access to summary results of all the parliamentary and assembly constituencies in India, since independence. Besides, the major service now added is to provide geospatial analysis of election results with the help of GIS maps.
Speaking on the occasion, director of the portal R.K. Thukral said, "In January 2013, we have established our in-house GIS Lab and started analysing election results up to village and polling station level with the help of GIS maps. Geographical Information System or commonly called as GIS has traditionally been used as a tool in several fields and one of these is location-based analysis of election results."
"The GIS based analysis, on one hand, provides a relevant technology to analysis the outcomes of elections so far as post-election analysis is concerned and, on the other, provides the essential inputs for pre-electioneering processes and strategic planning etc. The utility of GIS technology based election analysis can also help monitoring various administrative management in elections. However, this is very tedious and manpower-centric job but with our past experience of data collection and its analysis, we have successfully prepared certain reports which are unique in nature and perhaps the first of its kind in India," he said.
Thukral further briefed the media that ElectionsinIndia.com offers easy to understand analysis reports with the features like, proper mapping of villages and towns under a parliamentary or state legislative assembly, for post delimitation period 2008; Demographic Profile of a particular constituency; Village and town-wise thematic maps showing various demographic attributes, for example : estimated religion, schedule caste, schedule tribe population and literacy etc..
Presently, ElectionsinIndia.com is preparing comparative analysis reports, based on the last held parliament and assembly elections, for the state legislative assemblies of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Delhi, keeping in view the forthcoming state assembly elections in these states.
Similar election analysis reports for parliamentary elections of major states are also under process. Customised analysis, depending upon the availability of demographic and electoral data, can also be provided on request.
Datanet India has launched its first web portal www.indiastat.com in 2000 and since then has increased its services many fold.
In January 2010, the company introduced www.districtsofindia.com which is a storehouse of authentic socio-economic district level statistical information for the country.
Out of 642 districts of India as per the census 2011, the statistical data for 620 districts for all the major categories have been presented on DistrictsofIndia.com and it is now a cluster of 660 independent web sites. Besides, the company has also published e-books.
Briefing on the occasion, company's Managing Director Madan Bahal apprised the media that Datanet India with its 720 web sites that include data about India, its sectors, regions, states and districts, is rendering its unique services to the socio-economic research fraternity in India and abroad for the last 12 years.
Recently, the effort of Datanet India has been recognised by Limca Book of Records-2013 for having the largest cluster of websites providing socio-economic statistical data.
--IBNS (Posted on 17-09-2013)