India: Parliament & Legislative Assemblies search engine

Search websites of Indian Parliament and most legislative assemblies in one go
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About the search engine

This is a special search engine that searches websites of Indian Parliament, most state assemblies and other government sites that offer content on debates and other proceedings in legislative bodies.  It also includes a few non-governmental sites.  It enables us to check if something is going on relating to a specific issue (e.g. VAT) in various assemblies in one click.  Google is not very useful in doing this since it would cover all websites that include “VAT” in its pages and often it pushes assembly websites really below.

Its limitations include coverage since many states either don’t post transcripts online, or they have them in regional languages.  Another limitation is that it does not have a system of sorting debates by date that would have been useful.

If you use this search facility, I’d like a feedback about it that will help me improve the way it functions.  Please leave your comments below.

About Vivek Srinivasan

I work with the Program on Liberation Technology at Stanford University. Before this, I worked with the Right to Food Campaign and other rights based campaigns in India. To learn more, click here.

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