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Modi regime proves a threat to official data

India has come a long way since the days when the founder of the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), the legendary Prasantha Chandra Mahalanobis, was appointed honorary statistical adviser to the Cabinet for India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. A Central Statistical Unit was set up in the Cabinet Secretariat in 1949 under his technical guidance. […]

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