Statistical Institute seeks funds from State budget

Our Bureau Thiruvananthapuram | Updated on February 18, 2015

The Institute has undertaken large-scale socio-economic and demographic field surveys on an integrated basis

The 36th annual general meeting of Kerala Statistical Institute decided to request the State government for a budget provision for beefing up its infrastructure.

It also resolved to initiate action to make the Institute an approved centre of excellence in surveys, studies, research and training for which financial aid is essential both from the state and central governments.

The meeting felt that its empanelment as an approved professional agency for project evaluation by Kerala State Planning Board is a good beginning in this direction.

Not for profit

Kerala Statistical Institute was established in 1977 as a professional, non-commercial and non-profit organisation by a group of experts in statistics, economics, management and education.

It is a body registered under the Travancore-Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act, 1955. Renowned statistician US Nair was the founder-president.

Its objective is to undertake research studies in social, economic, cultural, management, health and other fields using statistical techniques and to disseminate the knowledge generated.

It offers consultancy services in identifying data gaps, formulating statistical hypothesis, designing and conducting socio-economic surveys on various subjects, data processing, drawing inferences and undertaking analytical studies using statistical techniques.

Data bank

It maintains data banks and extends help and guidance to government agencies and other institutions in scientific use of statistical methods, a spokesman said.

It has a core staff consisting of statiticians, economists, demographers, sociologists and IT specialists with expertise in handling multi-disciplinary projects.

Services of professionals in the fields of health, social sciences, national accounting, environmental accounting, industrial and business prospect assessment and project evaluation are also available.

The Institute has undertaken large-scale socio-economic and demographic field surveys on an integrated basis from survey design and planning to analysis and reporting.

They were sponsored by the central and State governments, Centre for Development Studies, or international agencies such as WHO, UNFPA, World Bank and the ILO.

Published on February 18, 2015

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