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State & national indicators need to be aligned for SDG monitoring’

National Statistics Day programme held at Shillong College

Shillong, June 29: The alignment of a state’s indicator to that of the nation is necessary for monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) effectively, said a speaker during the celebration of National Statistics Day on Thursday.

Prof. TK Chakrabarty of NEHU addressed the participants and delivered a presentation on the importance of statistics and SDG framework. He explained in detail the importance of aligning States’ own Indicator frame with the National indicator frame for effective monitoring of SDGs.


The National Sample Survey Office (Field Operations Division), Shillong, celebrated the 17th National Statistics Day at Shillong College on the theme ‘Alignment of State Indicator Framework with National Indicator Framework for monitoring Sustainable Development Goals’.

While delivering his keynote address, N Mohondas Singh, Joint Director and Regional Head of NSSO, narrated briefly about the life of Prof. Mahalanobis and his achievements. He stressed the importance of the presence of reliable data in policy-making and appealed to the people for cooperation when NSSO officials visit them for collecting data for various surveys conducted by NSSO.

Singh further informed about MoSPI’s contribution in the development of the State Indicator framework aligned with the National Indicator framework for effective monitoring of SDG goals.

Dr E. Kharkongor, principal of Shillong College, also stressed the importance of statistics and reliable data. She expressed about the holding interaction programmes to facilitate job opportunities for students who opt statistics as a subject.

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