Government of Tamil Nadu

Department of Economics and Statistics

Statistical Hand Book 2017


The Publication "Statistical Hand Book of Tamil Nadu 2017" presents the latest statistical data on various socio-economic aspects of Tamil Nadu . 

            I thank the Principal Secretary to Government, Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Department, Secretariat for his contribution in modification and simplification of tables and valuable suggestions offered for enhancing quality of the Publication.  

            The co-operation extended by various Heads of Departments of both State and Central Governments, Public Sector Undertakings and other organisations in bringing out this publication is acknowledged with profound gratitude. 

Comparative and time series data have been provided in the select tables where ever data available.   The explicit information furnished in the publication provides socio-economic parameters of the State.  This will be of much use to Administrators, Planners, Scholars, Statisticians, Economists and all those who are interested in the Socio-Economic Planning of Tamil Nadu. 

            I express   my   appreciation to all the Officers and Staff of the Publication Division of this Department for compiling voluminous data relating to this Hand Book.

             I would be glad to receive suggestions for improving the Publication.


Chennai  : 600 006                                                                           V. IRAI ANBU

Dated       : 28.02.2018                                              Principal Secretary / Commissioner


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