India should not squander its legacy of robust data collection, says author Nikhil Menon

This Article First Appeared In Timesofindia On Nov 13, 2022.

Earlier this year, The Economist described India’s statistical system as “crumbling”. How did we go from pioneering data-driven planning to this? Nikhil Menon, historian and author of ‘Planning Democracy: How a Professor, an Institute, and an Idea Shaped India’ tells Sunday Times about the history of Indian planning and its ties to P C Mahalanobis..

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