Remembering the "Plan Man" of India

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June 29 is observed as national ‘Statistics Day’, in recognition of the contributions made by Prof. Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis the ‘Plan Man of India’. It is also his birthday. He established a strong statistical culture in India and nourished it diligently through his lifelong endeavours. Moreover, June 28 also marked 50 years since his passing. He believed data to be instrumental in efficient planning for national and human development.


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