ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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How to Improve India's Industrial Statistics

It is widely accepted that the quality of official industrial statistics has deteriorated. Why did this happen? This study argues that the administrative mechanism for recording the inception and closure of factories and firms and gathering their production and investment information on a regular and reliable basis has gradually decayed over the years - in response to industrial change and a variety of policy initiatives. This problem needs to be squarely addressed to make any tangible difference.

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