Shimla: Placing village level basic statistic, market prices of essential commodities and other statistical data in the public domain on the internet, chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal on Monday launched a website dedicated for purpose to mark the 3rd Statistics Day.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister said that weekly market rate of essential commodities would be updated each Friday on the website, which would help in monitoring prevailing prices in a transparent manner. It would also prove helpful in controlling price levels.
He said that Economics and Statistics department had made commendable efforts in data collection, compilation and analysis of facts for use by general public, researchers and policy makers.
In an era of information revolution, availability of collected and compiled statistics to public at any place, at any time has become the need of the hour the himachal.nic.in/economics website would hope to fill the gap said Dhumal.
Pradeep Chauhan, economic advisor said that all type of information (Statistics) pertaining to the state is available on the website. Other than the statistics collected by the department like economic survey, budget in Brief, GSDP, Per Capita Income, Economic Growth rate, District Income Estimates, Census of Employees, Sate statistical Abstract, Brief Facts, Statistical outline, Economic Census, Tribal statistics and three publications of each district would also available on the site
Local Level Development Indicators of Panchayats will also be available, later, said Chauhan.
Besides the usefulness for planners and the general public, suggestions for improvement have been invited by the department.