The Statistics Department of the Ministry is saddled with following statutory functions:

  • Though amply explained in the State Statistics Law could be briefly stated as follows,
  • Coordination of state statistical system
    • Advising the state and the local governments on all matters relating to statistics
    • Developing and the promoting the use of statistical standards and appropriate methodologies in the state statistical system
    • Collecting, compiling, analyzing, interpreting, publishing and disseminating statistical information alone or collaborating with other agencies ( both governmental and non-governmental)
    • Developing and maintaining a comprehensive socio-economic state data bank; and
    • Fulfilling all other functions relating to statistics which the government may direct from time to time.
    • Sensitize and advocate for  the development and utilization of Statistics.

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