Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Accurate statistics imperative for proper dev planning

RAJSHAHI: Accurate statistics is very important for adopting proper development planning to take the country forward successfully through facing all the existing challenges, including the global pandemic and natural disasters.

All the authorities and others concerned should come forward and work together for collecting and furnishing authentic statistics and information of all the nation-building issues, reports BSS.

Administrative officials and other stakeholders came up with the observation while addressing a discussion held at the office conference hall of the divisional commissioner in the city yesterday. Rajshahi divisional and district offices of the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics jointly hosted the discussion in observance of the National Statistics Day-2022.

The theme of this year's National Statistics Day was "Quality statistics is the staircase of better life (Gunogoto Porisongkhan Unnoto Jiboner Sopan)". Commissioner of Rajshahi division GSM Zafarullah and its Additional Commissioner Ziaul Haque addressed the discussion as chief and special guests respectively with Deputy Commissioner Abdul Jalil in the chair.

Additional Commissioner Moinul Islam, Deputy Director of the Department of Secondary and Higher Education Dr Shormin Ferdous Chowdhury and Executive Engineer of the Department of Public Works Harun-Or-Rashid also spoke.

Commissioner Zafarullah said no nation can develop without statistics as future planning and development depend on it. Accurate statistics frame the stair of improved life, while unauthentic and error statistics can fetch devastation, he added.

He, however, attributed that flawless statistics can play a pioneering role towards proper planning and there is no alternative to qualitative statistical information for formulating effective planning.