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Jun 13, 2017
Govt preparing to change GDP base year to FY18 by end-2018, says minister Sadananda GowdaLast month, the CSO has changed the base of IIP, which measures factory output, to 2011-12 from 2004-05. Besides, the base year of Wholesale Price Index (WPI) has also been changed to 2011-12 from 2004-05
Jun 02, 2017
Real impact of demonetisation will be known only by 2018-end: Former chief statistician Pronab SenSen noted that the country does not have a system of getting a more regular data on the unorganised sector
May 12, 2017
New series of WPI, IIP: Don't listen to naysayers, it is better indicator of economic activityThe old IIP was including data from factories which had been closed down and therefore were not contributing to the index
Mar 23, 2017
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley slams Congress for doubting growth dataResponding to Jaitley, Congress leader Anand Sharma said: "We do not doubt GDP figures. We do not want question the credibility of the CSO".
Mar 02, 2017
GDP based on statistical robustness, not personal expectations: Chief StatisticianHe said the tone of disbelief was not only specific to the GDP numbers, but was also there for the third quarter corporate results.
Mar 02, 2017
GDP data without demonetisation impact on informal sector lacks credibilityThe GDP numbers capture economic activity in the formal sector, which constitutes just 10-15 percent of the economy while the informal sector accounts for an estimated 45-50 percent
Apr 13, 2012
Sharp revision in IIP Jan data totally baffling, says PranabHe had said that due to this change and minor update of data received from other source agencies, the IIP for January 2012 has been revised from 187.9 to 177.9.