This latest edition of the annual statistical year book published by the Central Statistics Office provides data sets on the various facets of the economy of the country and the vital social aspects like housing, health, environment, infrastructure, tourism, and agriculture too.

The present state of the environment with regard to climate change is reflected in the condition of the atmosphere and hydrological system of the earth. The various initiatives taken by CSO since 1997 have led to collection, compilation and dissemination of Statistics related to Environment and a regular annual publication titled “Compendium of Environment Statistics” is brought out. As discussions on climate change took centre stage, it was decided to put together data sets related to climate change in accordance with the framework developed by CSO.

This pamphlet titled `Towards achieving Millennium Development Goals India 2013’ has been brought out as a sequel to this Ministry’s `Millennium Development Goals India country report 2011’.

This new report published by Central Statistical Organisation under the Ministry of Statistics provides state-wise estimates of value output of agricultural crops, livestock products, forestry and fisheries with base year as 2004-05.

SAARC Development Goals are regionalized from of Millennium Development Goals, with some additional targets and indicators, for the period of five years, 2007-12.

This publication of the Central Statistics Office presents data on the status of six infrastructure sub sectors- Transport, Energy, Communication, Drinking Water and sanitation, Irrigation Storage of each state.

This report by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme focuses extensively on the conceptual foundations of economic evaluation providing an outline of what would ideally be needed for a comprehensive set of national accounts.

This publication titled “Energy Statistics” is brought out every year by Central Statistics Office (CSO) and the present one is the 20th in the series.

This compendium published by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation is the thirteenth edition in the series and covers five core parameters - biodiversity, atmosphere, land and soil, water and human settlements.

The statistical year book being published by the Central Statistics Office for past several years is one of the vital instruments designed to meet the ever growing diversified range information requirement.