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Government of Puducherry

Economics and Statistics

This Directorate was set up in 1957 with the nomenclature Bureau of Economics and Statistics.

  • Functions as Statistical Authority and Nodal Agency, for all official statistical activities in the U.T. of Puducherry
  • Serves as a focal point of information for formulation of sound policies and perspective Planning by the administration on various topics/subject matters.
  • Acts under the guidance of Central Statistical Office – National Sample Survey Office – National Buildings Organisation – New Delhi, and Labour Bureau, Simla for implementing the Central Sector Schemes and Surveys.
  • Keeps close liaison with various Ministries at the Centre and implements Centrally Sponsored Schemes as per their directives.
  • Maintains the Regional Offices at Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam.
  • Renders effective database in management and information networking services to the user agencies through modern communication gadgets.
  • Statistical techniques drastically improved and simplified over the past decades.
  • Uses extensively of Digital modes – Online regular publication and updation – Mini-printing facility for efficient and timely data submission to Government and other organisation /Agencies.
  • Consists both statistical data collection wing and Publication Wing with the following responsibilities.
  • Estimation of State Domestic Product
  • Collection of Agricultural Statistics
  • Collection of Price Statistics
  • Conduct Socio-Economic Surveys including Evaluation Studies.
  • Compilation of Indices relating to Industries
  • Evaluation of Plan and Schemes, and
  • Dissemination of standardised data on various official statistics through periodical publications.
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