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Opinion  /  Published 25.11.19

India’s official statistics now suspect

The Narendra Modi-led government has done it again. The Centre has scrapped the all-India survey on household consumption expenditure conducted by the then National Sample Survey Office. A few months ...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 21.11.19

Academics decry Modi govt's data allergy

Over 200 leading academics have accused the Narendra Modi government of acting against “national interest” by discarding an all-India survey on household consumption expenditure, crucial for monit...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 29.04.20

Counting the ones on the road

A three-week long nationwide lockdown was announced on March 24 to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. An unintended consequence of the lockdown unfolded soon with thousands of migrant labour...
By Sabir Ahamed and Rabiul Ansary in

Opinion  /  Published 07.06.19

Economic data under a cloud

During the last five years, there have been a number of controversies over economic data presented by the government and by relatively autonomous bodies like the National Sample Survey Office. The con...
By The Editorial Board in

Business  /  Published 25.05.19

Data outfits to merge

The Modi government —whose first term was marred by questions raised on economic data credibility — issued orders to merge the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) and the Central Statistics Offic...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 05.03.19

What the NSSO employment report really says

The National Sample Survey Office report on employment in India was not allowed to be made public by the government. However, bits and pieces of the findings of the report have appeared in the public ...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 09.05.19

Cong promise to probe into use of false data

The Congress on Wednesday announced that the next government would investigate the use of false data to dress up economic growth, calling it a “scam”.Former finance minister P. Chidambaram said at...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

India  /  Published 31.01.19

Centre ties itself up in knots over employment

Niti Aayog vice-chairperson Rajiv Kumar, who was fielded by a red-faced Narendra Modi government to play down the controversy over a leaked jobs report that revealed that the unemployment rate in the ...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 29.03.19

The unbearable burden of expectations

Parting shotSir — The Periodic Labour Force Survey by the National Sample Survey Office, which showed that unemployment has reached a 45-year high, is alarming. The Bharatiya Janata Party-led govern...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 14.03.19

Economists appeal to restore integrity to statistics

Scores of economists and social scientists from across the world have spoken out against a tendency to suppress uncomfortable data in India, seeking to restore access and integrity to public statistic...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta


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