India seeks new method to measure consumer price growth

For all governments, economic data is a key tool in managing a country's economy.

Accurate figures help government civil servants and planners set out spending plans and budgets, while central banks rely on economic indicators to set borrowing costs.

In India, economic figures are known to be extremely volatile and are often revised sharply.

The BBC's Sameer Hashmi has been taking a look at how the figures are collected and if the processes can be improved, especially for measuring consumer price growth.

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