Why India needs another statistical revolution10 min read 22 May 2017, 07:52 AM IST
The Indian statistical system is failing to fulfil the needs of 21st century policymaking
The Indian state has often been a source of bewilderment to observers and analysts, and a source of frustration for its citizens who marvel at the state’s ability to perform complex tasks—such as running a successful space mission—while failing to perform many basic tasks such as ensuring the survival of newborns. Perhaps no other organ of the state embodies this paradox as starkly today as the Indian statistical system.
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