Published On : Wed, Jun 29th, 2016

Statistics prove beneficial to society as a whole: Prof Basu

National Sample Survey Office celebrates 10th National Statistics Day in city.

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“Lack of accurate and official information sends the planning haywire. But if the accuracy of information is maintained by utilizing latest technology in larger scale then it is very beneficial for society as a whole.” This was opined by Deputy Director General of Data Processing Centre of National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) T K Basu at a function organized to mark celebration of 10th National Statistics Day at Data Processing Centre in Seminary Hills here on Wednesday. Principal Scientist at National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning (NBSS&LUP) Dr Trilok Hazare was chief guest of the function.

“Statistics Day” is being celebrated every year on June 29 in order to create public awareness among the people, especially the younger generation, for drawing inspiration from Professor Prashant Chandra Mahalanobis and also about the role of statistics in planning and policy formulation. Prof Mahalanobis is the architect of planning process in the country. He had contributed substantially to the design of large scale sample surveys and setting up of National Sample Survey to collect information on various facets of socio-economic parameters of the country through scientifically designed large scale sample surveys.

Official statistics help decision-makers develop informed policies that impact millions of people.

Improved data sources, sound statistical methods, new technologies and strengthened statistical systems enable better decisions that eventually result in better lives for people.

10th National Statistics Day
The main concept of 2016 National Statistics Day celebration is “Agriculture and welfare of farmers.” Accordingly, Dr Trilok Hazare provided guidance on the subject “Agriculture Statistics and Welfare of Farmers.”

On the occasion, the winners of essay contest on topic “Agriculture and welfare of farmers” and the meritorious wards of employees of Data Processing Centre were felicitated at the hands of dignitaries.

Those present include Director of Centre R C Gautam, Kiran Kumar, officials and employees of NSSO and others.