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Arjun Kumar

Arjun Kumar, Director, IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi

Disastrous Decade for Data

Disastrous decade for data
he daunting challenges concerning data posed by the CAA-NPR-NRC debate have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and Recession. The reluctance of the government to release official data needs to be resolved urgently. As India unlocks, postponement of NPR and only doing the first phase of the 2021 census work will be a logical step to ensure that the census does not suffer from the limited window during which the entire work is expected to be completed.
Arjun Kumar IMPRI