Jammu, June 29 | The Directorate of Economics and Statistics celebrated the Statistics Day- the 4th in this series as a part of all India Programme. The day was observed to pay homage and tribute to the late Prof. P.C. Mahalanobis, the architect of the Indian Statistics system.
Due to the prevailing situation (COVID-19), the main event of Statistics Day, 2020 was organized through webinar/Virtual events.
The day reminded the participants about the use of statistics and its importance in various fields of economic planning for the development and well being of people, besides an opportunity for the field functionaries to collect and compile data by improving its reliability for real-time assessment of performance in various sectors of the economy.
The theme of 14th Statistics Day 2020 was extremely significant in the present context (COVID-19 pandemic) i.e to ensure Healthy lives and well being for all at all ages besides Gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 with the objective to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.
The reliable data is crucial for achieving these Goals by reducing data gaps and providing real-time data on areas that require interventions by the policymakers.
Presentations and demonstrations made during the event by the MOSPI/participants were SDGs Reports and ISS Cadre Management Portal released by MOSPI; Presentation of the National Integrated Information Platform (NIIP and Demonstration of Generalised Survey solution (GSS) portal were launched.