Hyderabad: It is the time that Telangana and Andhra Pradesh require to build a robust statistical system for a well-assessed growth and better policy-making based on the past data of the region, said the former chairman of Prime Minister’s advisory council, C. Rangarajan.
Mr Rangarajan, who played an influential role in India’s economic and monetary policy making for over three decades, said, “Better policy making for both the new states needs to have an absolute statistic figure for which the government should rope in statistical expertise and also take the help of best statistical instates in the country.”
He was speaking at a seminar on ‘Statistic Day’ conducted by C.R. Rao Advanced Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (AIMSCS) on Sunday. Mr Rangarajan headed the committee to look into the matter of three new states — Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Uttaranchal.