NSSO data

Taking control of data

Print edition : June 21, 2019

D.V. Sadananda Gowda, who was the Minister for Statistics and Programme Implementation in the previous Modi government. Photo: Kamal Narang

R.B. Barman, former chairperson of the NSC.

P.C. Mohanan, who resigned as acting chairperson of the NSC after the PLFS report was not released in January. Photo: K.V.S. GIRI

By merging all major statistical bodies and bringing them under one Ministry, the government has compromised their autonomy and the future of independent data collection.
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