Big Ideas for India Contest: Question 13: What can be done to improve India’s information infrastructure?

Information availability is a key component of decision-making in any institution – be they corporations or governments. The Indian government has hoarded information. This asymmetry loads the dice against citizens and their participation in the decision-making process.

The Right to Information Act passed in 2005 tries to prise out information from government. Is that the best way forward? Is there an alternative that is possible towards achieving greater transparency and better governance?

Contest Overview.

PS: This is the last of the Big Ideas questions. I will announce the 10 winners in the week of April 25 on the blog. Thanks to all for participating!