Divisions

Division

Statistical Cell

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The functional responsibilities of the Statistical Cell are as follows:

 

(i) Identification of existing data gaps and advice on bridging them in order to strengthen the process of planning, monitoring and decision-making in the Ministry.

 

(ii) Development and management of an efficient centralised statistical database on environment and forestry sectors with the assistance of various Divisions of the Ministry and Environment Centres, with a view to meeting the requirements of various Divisions and other overall requirements.

 

(iii) Liaison with Ministry of Statistics &Programme Implementation and other Ministries on all types of statistical matters

 

(iv) Liaison with State Governments and UT Administrations, and where necessary, subordinate and attached offices and autonomous bodies of Ministry of Environment & Forests to strengthen the processes of data collection, validation, processing and interpretation of statistical data.

 

(v) Rendering advice to all Divisions on statistical matters and provising interpretations of statistical data and implementation of statistical components of various Conventions and Agreements.

 

(vi) Undertaking research studies based on the centralised database and providing inputs for research studies on development of appropriate statistical methodologies relating to various components of environment and forestry sectors.

 

(vii) Serving as nodal point for various Committees of the Government, including those on 'Development of Database on Climate Change' and 'Issues in the Estimation of GDP of Forestry Sector' constituted by Ministry of Statistics &Programme Implementation.

 

(viii) Serving as nodal point for the periodic publications produced by the Central Statistical Organisation as per the recommendations of the National Statistical Commission, including Compendium of Environmental Statistics and Statistical Abstracts.

 

In 2012-13, inputs were provided to various Committees of the Government, including those on 'Development of Database on Climate Change' and 'Issues in the Estimation of GDP of Forestry Sector' constituted by Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation. It also provided information for periodic publications produced as per the recommendations of the National Statistical Commission, including Compendium of Environmental Statistics and Statistical Abstracts and other publications of Central Statistical Organization (CSO).