‘Statistics helps to take up development effectively’

Deputy Commissioner J. Manjunath has said that the Department of Economics and Statistics will provide figures about development works that have been taken up and those that need to be taken up simultaneously. Thus, the department plays a key role in taking administration on the doorsteps of citizen.

He was addressing a gathering at a programme that was organised by the department to mark the celebration of the 125th birth anniversary of noted applied statistician and scientist professor Prashanta Chandra Mahalanobis and the 12th Statistics Day, in Yadgir on Friday.

While giving details about the great statistician, he said that “he (Mahalanobis) was known for his pioneering work in statistics and most often remembered by the ‘Mahalanobis distance’, a way of measurement used in population studies.”

The Mahalanobis model was followed in the country’s Second Five Year Plan (1956-1961) laying emphasis on the development of the public sector and rapid industrialisation. He was honoured with one of the highest civilian awards, Padma Vibhushan, by the Union government for his immense contribution to the field of statistics.

Now, statistics is being made available on mobile phones as technology has developed widely and all are able to get the current statistics about development in minutes, the Deputy Commissioner said.

Pralhad Joshi, alecturer from the Government Degree College, gave a special lecture on the subject.

Sunil Biswas, Chandrashekhar Churi, Chandrashekhar Bandari, Sangamesh and others were present.

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