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Nagaland launches online statistical data collection application

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HT Correspondent
DIMAPUR, Aug 24: The online statistical data collection
applications developed by the Nagaland directorate of
economics and statistics were launched in Kohima.
These advanced applications represent a significant step forward
in data collection and analysis for informed decision-making in
the state, contributing to more effective governance and policy
Chief secretary J Alam unveiled the two significant online
statistical data collection applications at his office conference
hall in Kohima, according to an official report on Thursday.
The first application is the village level development indicators
(VLDI), a web-based GIS-enabled platform designed for
comprehensive statistical data analytics and monitoring. It
facilitates the collection and analysis of major basic amenity
indices for villages across rural development blocks and districts
in the state.
The VLDI application will provide insights into the status of key
development indicators at the village level. This data will be
crucial for planners and decision makers in the state to identify
gaps and allocate resources efficiently, aligning with the
objectives of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The second application, the estimation of price index, is also
web-based and comprehensive. It serves as a statistical tool for
collecting, estimating, systematically analysing and tracking the
relative movement of retail and wholesale prices of essential
commodities and building materials. The price index covers
both urban and rural areas, providing an average perspective.

This system enables the tracking of inflation by comparing price
relatives across different time intervals and geographical
locations in Nagaland.

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