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Top India official defends data revisions amid controversy

Garg’s clarification comes a week after 108 economists from around the world accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration of deliberately revising or withholding statistics that show his government in poor light.(Pradeep Gaur/Mint) India sought to put an end to a controversy about political influence on government data, with a top finance ministry official saying revisions to economic statistics are a fact and the revisions themselves are based on facts. “It might not appear to be meeting people’s expectations, for some,” Subhash Chandra Garg, the economic affairs secretary in the finance ministry, said in an interview to Bloomberg TV. “But […]

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