IMPORTANT WEBSITES http://www.bls.gov/bls/other.

htm Statistical Sites on the World Wide Web http://goidirectory.nic.in A single point source for all Indian Govt Websites http://tilastokeskus.fi/tup/maanum/index_en.html world in figures http://www.maharashtradirectory.com/industrialresources/important_websites.htm Indian websites IMPORTANT INDIAN WEBSITES Ministry of Finance National budget for the current financial year, economic survey of the previous year, monthly updates of economic performance in various sectors of Indian economy and details about external debt, external commercial borrowings, and capital markets. http://finmin.nic.in/ Some Key

Reserve Bank of India

Details of exchange rate movements of the Indian Rupee http://www.rbi.org.in/ vis-à-vis major international currencies, variation in interest rates, monetary developments, level of foreign exchange reserves, movements of wholesale price indices and facilities for investment by NRIs in a question and answer format. Text of Export–Import Policy,Highlights of Exim http://www.commin.nic.in policy,Speeches of Commerce Minister,details about India’s external trade,policy related to export processing zones, export oriented units,important public notices,notifications & circulars related to trade & commerce. Policy announcements on foreign investment in the power sector, guidelines and other documents involved in the competitive bidding process, and various clearances required etc. "India’s Infrastructure: Investment Opportunities. "Report published in May 1997, providing salient features of major infrastructure sectors, policy framework and procedural details etc. http://www.powermin.nic.in

Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Ministry of Power

Cabinet Secretariat

http://www.cabsec.nic.in/

Ministry of Surface Transport National Highways Authority of India

Policy, incentives, guidelines, opportunities & other related http://www.nic.in/most/ information on investment in infrastructure sectors of Roads and Ports. An overview of national and state highway network and http://www.nhai.org/ roads, outline of govt. policy initiatives for attracting foreign investment and various funding sources available for investment. Task Force on Infrastructure http://www.nic.in/infrataskforce http://www.nic.in/pmcouncils/tic/ http://petroleum.nic.in/ http://dgca.nic.in Prime Ministers Councils Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas Directorate General of Civil Aviation

Council on Trade & Industry Economic Advisory Council

National Informatics Centre Indian Sources On Line. Confederation of Indian Industry Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry. Federation of Indian Export Organisations.

Information about various activities, projects, schemes and http://www.nic.in policies of Govt. of India, through various web sites. A wide variety of information on sourcing needs in the different sectors. http://www.indiansources.com

Details about the organisation its membership,the trade http://www.ciionline.org fairs & other events organised by it & the other specialised services it can offer. Comprehensive information on business developments, company profiles, investment opportunities, business directories etc. Details about different activities of FIEO & services it can offer. It also provides a productwise listing of Indian exporters' homepages. Provides an overview of the Indian Software industry. http://www.bisnetindia.com

http://www.fieo.com

National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) Mfrs’ Association for Information Technology (MAIT).

http://www.nasscom.org

Provides comprehensive information on Indian IT industry, IT market & the Exim policy of the govt.

http://www.mait.com/

Other Important Indian Websites Central Departments Associations and Councils Banks, Financial Institutions and Financial Services State Governments Industrial Towns and Parks State Organisations Press and Media

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT MINISTRIES / DEPARTMENTS Directorate General of Supply & Disposals (DGS&D) Ministry of Science & Technology Ministry of Textiles Ministry of Food Processing Ministry of Water Resources Ministry of Environment & Forest Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Reserve Bank of India Ministry of Information Technology Ministry of Tourism http://www.dgsnd.nic.in http://www.mst.nic.in http://www.texmin.nic.in http://www.mofpi.nic.in http://www.wrmin.nic.in http://www.envfor.nic.in http://www.mohfw.nic.in http://www.rbi.org.in http://www.mit.gov.in http://www.tourindia.com

STATE GOVERNMENTS Various States in India have their own Web sites which can be accessed for information relating to infrastructure in the state, incentives available for various industries/regions and the authorities who may be approached for assistance: Assam http://www.assamgovt.nic.in

Chandigarh Goa Haryana Karnataka Kerala Lakshadweep Maharashtra Manipur Meghalaya New Delhi Pondicherry Punjab Sikkim Tripura West Bengal

http://www.chandigarh.nic.in http://www.goa.nic.in/ http://www.haryana.nic.in http://www.kar.nic.in/industry http://www.keralagov.com http://www.lakshadweep.nic.in/ http://www.maharashtra.gov.in/ http://www.manipur.nic.in/ http://www.meghalaya.nic.in http://www.delhigovt.nic.in http://www.pondicherry.nic.in http://www.punjabgovt.nic.in http://www.sikkim.nic.in http://www.tripura.nic.in http://www.westbengal.com STATE ORGANISATIONS

SICOM Ltd., Maharashtra West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation (WBIDC) UP State Industrial Development Corporation (UPSIDC) Tamilnadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO) Bureau of Investment Promotion, Rajasthan

http://www.sicomindia.com http://www.wbidc.com http://www.upsidcltd.com http://www.tidco.com http://www.investrajasthan.com

ASSOCIATIONS AND COUNCILS Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi Confederation of Indian Industry Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers' Association Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India Engineering Export Promotion Council Federation of Indian Export Organisations Manufacturers Association of Information Technology National Association of Software & Service Companies Electronic Components Industries Association Association of Mutual Funds in India The Synthetic & rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council, Mumbai Basic Chemicals Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics Export Promotion Council Engineering Export Promotion Council Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council Council for Leather Exports Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd., New Delhi http://www.bisnetindia.com http://www.ciionline.org http://www.assocham.com http://www.ieema.org http://www.indianauto.com http://www.eepc.gov.in http://www.fieo.com http://www.mait.com http://www.nasscom.org http://www.elcina.com http://www.amfiindia.com http://www.synthetictextiles.com http://www.chemexcil.org http://www.eepc.gov.in http://www.gjepc.org http://www.leatherindia.org http://www.vsnl.net.in

BANKS, FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND FINANCIAL SERVICES Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India http://www.icici.com

Credit Rating Information Services of India Ltd ICICI Bank Syndicate Bank Bank of Baroda Export Import Bank of India Small Industries Development Bank of India LIC Housing Finance Ltd. Bank of Madura Bank of India Export Import Bank of India State Bank of India Syndicate Bank Union Bank of India Securities and Exchange Board of India Punjab and Maharashtra Co-op. Bank Ltd. PRESS AND MEDIA The Economic Times The Hindustan Times Gujarat Industries Directory Maharashtra Industries Directory The Times of India Doordarshan All India Radio Press Information Bureau

http://www.crisil.com http://www.icicibank.com http://www.syndicatebank.com http://www.bankofindia.com http://www.eximbankindia.com http://www.sidbi.com http://www.licindia.com http://www.bankofmadura.com http://www.bankofindia.com http://www.eximbankindia.com http://www.statebankofindia.com http://www.syndicatebank.com http://www.unionbankofindia.com http://www.sebi.com http://www.pmcbank.com

http://www.economictimes.com http://www.hindustantimes.com http://www.gidonline.com http://www.maharashtradirectory.com http://www.timesofindia.com http://www.ddindia.com http://www.air.kode.net http://www.pib.nic.in

INDUSTRIAL TOWNS AND PARKS National Highway Authority of India Software Technology Park Of India, Bangalore Software Technology Park , New Delhi Software Technology Park Hyderabad Madras Export Processing Zone http://www.nhai.org http://www.soft.net http://www.stpi.soft.net http://www.stph.net http://www.mepz.com

INTERNATIONAL STATISTICAL SITES • • • • • • • AIDS Virtual Library Asian Development Bank Asia Pacific Economic Coopeartion (APEC) AsiaWeek Statistics Austrian and Eastern European Economic Data (WIFO) Banco de Guatemala - Boletin Estadistico BizEd Net: CSO Data (U.K.)

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Bruce Gittings' Digital Elevation Data Catalogue CARE Health and Population Center for Disease Control Data Center for International Health Information (CIHI) Central Bank Resource Center CIESIN, Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network Currency Converter Demographic and Health Surveys Demographic Data Source Page Demography & Population Studies Development Economics of the World Bank Digital Chart of the World Economic Growth Resources ESRC Data Archive ESRI, makers of ArcView software EUROSTAT Family Health International Federal Reserve Exchange Rates (Weekly) Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) Gender and Aging: Demographic Dimensions 1997 GIS primer (from USGS, United States Geological Survey) Global Health Network Gridded Population of the World Growth Researchers on the WWW Handbook of International Economic Statistics 1997 (CIA) Health on the Net Foundation Historical Estimates of World Population ICPSR Databases IDB Population Pyramids InfoNation Inter-American Development Bank Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture International Economic DataBank (IEDB) International Labor Organization International Monetary Fund (IMF) IMF - Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board IMF World Economic Outlook - 1998 International Relations Data Page International Trade Centre (ITC) Japanese Macro Data Kokumin Keizai Research Institute Korean Statistical Information System Latin America and Caribbean Region Technical Department Latin American Development Archive Latin American Statistical Sources - Cornell University Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) Manchester Information Datasets and Associated Services (MIDAS) NAPES database National Center for Health Statistics (United States)

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National Institutes of Health NOAA, National Geophysical Data Center Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) OECD Tables of Populations and Deaths Old Age Security Reform in China (1995) Older Workers, Retirment, and Pensions: A Comparative International Chartbook PACIFIC Exchange Rate Service Pan American Health Organization Population Index on the Web (from Princeton University) Population Trends: Ghana (1996) Population Trends: India (1997) Population Trends: Philippines (1996) Population Trends: Russia (1997) Population Trends: Tanzania (1995) Praedicta: Israeli Economic Data Project Hope Pusey (Harvard) Library's Internet Cartography Links Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA) Resource Centre for Access to Data on Europe Statistical Data Locators Tes Institute Trends in Adolescent Fertility and Contraceptive Use In the Developing World UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) UN Development and Demogrpahic Trends (gopher menu) UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) UN Statistics Division/DESIPA UN Economic Commission for Europe Statistical Division (UN/ECE) UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) UN Import and Export Statistics (gopher menu) UN Population Fund (UNFPA) UN Population Information Network (UN/DESIPA/POPIN) UN Statistics Division (UN/DESIPA/STAT) UN World Acricultural Information Centre (WAICENT) UNEP 1-KM AVHRR NDVI Images & Land Cover Characterization Database UNEP Elevation & Drainage Basin Data UNEP Environment Data Sets on-line UNEP EROS Data Center's Landstat Archive & Landstat Pathfinder UNEP Global 30 Arc-Second Elevation Data Set UNEP global datasets (Direct access to datasets) UNEP Global Land 1-KM AVHRR Project UNEP Global Land Cover Characterization UNEP Global Population Data Sets UNEP NASA Landstat Pathfinder UNEP/DEIA/GRID-Geneva Unesco UNICEF Statistics UNICEF's Progress of Nations 1997 UNICEF's State of the World's Children 1998 United Nations Population Information Network (POPIN)

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USAID Programs (from CIHI) U.S. Department of State Country Reports on Economic Policy and Trade Practices USGS, Global Land Information System World Bank World Bank Economic Growth Research World Economic Outlook - 1998 - IMF World Fertility Survey World Health Organization Statistical Information System (WHOSIS) World Population 1950-2050 World Population 1950-2050: Graph World Population Annual Change 1950-2050: Graph World Population Clock World Population Growth Rates 1950-2050: Graph World Population Profile 1996 World Population Trends at a Glance: 1996 and Beyond (1996) World Resources Institute (WRI) World Trade Organization (WTO) World Vital Events per Time Unit

International statistical organizations United Nations statistics programmes • • • • • • • • • International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW) United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (UNCHS (Habitat)) United Nations Crime and Justice Information Network United Nations Economic and Social Commision for Western Asia United Nations Economic Commission for Africa United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Statistics Division United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Statistical Division United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Statistics Division United Nations Statistics Division

United Nations specialized agency and programmes statistics • • • • • • • • • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) International Labour Organization (ILO) International Telecommunication Union (ITU) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP): Human Development Report United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) World Food Programme (WFP) World Health Organization (WHO) World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Autonomous organizations' statistics programmes • AFRISTAT: The Economic and Statistical Observatory of Sub-Saharan Africa

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EUROSTAT (European Union) Inter-American Development Bank Inter-American Statistical Institute (IASI) International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS) International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW) International Association of Survey Statisticians (IASS) International Monetary Fund (IMF) International Statistics Institute (ISI) International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUASSP) Interstate Statistical Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) World Bank World Tourism Organization (WTO) World Trade Organization (WTO)

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