The unanswered questions in India’s GDP calculations6 min read . Updated: 21 May 2019, 05:01 PM IST
- An NSC committee had found holes in the MCA-21 database used in GDP calculations
- The committee had suggested last year that CSO and MCA should jointly devise scrutiny checks to validate the data
Three weeks after statisticians from the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) published a report exposing holes in one of the key databases used in India’s gross domestic product (GDP) calculations, economists and statisticians continue to raise questions on the database, MCA-21, and the manner in which it has been plugged into the national accounts.
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