With govt data becoming undependable & infrequent, private sources become a goldmine for India

Source: theprint.in theprint.in

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Is India’s data market going increasingly private? It would seem that way, though of course not entirely so. Consider the following: The most commonly cited employment numbers are those put out by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), using surveys whose sample size matches those used by the government. Probably the most trusted source of data on the true state of Indian school education is Pratham, a non-profit organisation, which puts out a widely anticipated survey of education annually. Other numbers that are tracked closely include IHS Markit’s purchasing managers’ index, which serves as a reliable guide to the...