Govt for new method­ol­ogy for data col­lec­tion

Financial Chronicle - - PLAN, POLICY -

THE govern­ment is con­tem­plat­ing to ini­ti­ate a new method­ol­ogy for data col­lec­tion in fu­ture for meet­ing sus­tain­able devel­op­ment goals, a se­nior of­fi­cial said on Thursday.

There was a need for bring­ing in revo­lu­tion in data col­lec­tion with more al­go­rithms, Sta­tis­tics and Pro­gramme Im­ple­men­ta­tion sec­re­tary Pravin Sri­vas­tava said.

"We need to meet the tar­gets of sus­tain­able devel­op­ment goals for which new method­ol­ogy for data col­lec­tion is needed," Sri­vas­tava said.

The govern­ment is look­ing at av­enues such as artificial in­tel­li­gence, big data and data an­a­lyt­ics, Sri­vas­tava said at the con­vo­ca­tion of the In­dian Sta­tis­ti­cal In­sti­tute (ISI) here in Kolkata.

"Data comes at a cost. It is used in pol­icy mak­ing," the sec­re­tary said.

Sri­vas­tava urged the grad­u­at­ing ISI stu­dents to go for re­searches in the re­gard.

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