The 'District Statistics 2011' is mainly a compilation work of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS). The decentralization policy of government has enhanced demand for timely, qualitative and comprehensive statistical data both for administrative and development requirements. The major regular publications of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics like Statistical Pocketbook of Bangladesh, Statistical Yearbook of Bangladesh and Agricultural Yearbook of Bangladesh provide aggregate data mainly at the national and regional level. Data for smaller administrative unit like upazila often remains absent in such publications.
The 'District Statistics 201 1 ' emphasizes to provide de upazila level data. The 'District Statistics 2011' provides both structural and flow-type information of almost all of the priority sectors of our national economy depending on data availability both from published and unpublished sources.
The publication of 'District Statistics 2011' would have not been feasible without the wholehearted co-operation of the various government, semi-government, autonomous, non-government offices and other organizations. In particular, the district and upazila level officials extended their total support and supplied all data.