India's narrow statistical base: What should be done?
Jan 31: The EIA has released detailed energy statistics for the month of January, 2017 8The quantum and depth of information is indeed commendable. 8In contrast, the Indian statistical output from the PPAC is indeed very poor. 8Serious efforts will have to be made to be able to shore up the information base of the PPAC 8Whether a more intense exercise will need to establishment of a statutory body independent of government control or the same work can be done as a government of India body under the jurisdiction of the petroleum ministry remains a moot point 8The PNGRB recently made a feeble attempt at putting together a database from the information that is meant to statutorily acquire from entities registered with it. But so far the effort has been far from satisfactory. Click on Reports for more