The Bureau of Statistics & Economic Research was established in 1931 to systematically collect, compile and make Data available to the government as per its requirements. It was reorganized by the State Govt., in 1938 and was kept under Directorate of Industries. Thereafter it was merged with Price Control Department, which was abolished in 1942 and two separate departments : - Economics & Statistics, which was kept under Economic Adviser of the State Govt., and Food & Civil Supplies were created. In 1947 a post of Economic Adviser and Director of Economics and Statistics was created with a full-fledged department in the civil secretariat. The Department of Economics and Statistics was changed to Directorate of Economics and Statistics in 1961. On November 5, 1971 The State Planning Institute was established with a view to help the State Planning Commission U.P. in formulation of the State Plan on scientific lines. The Directorate of Economics and Statistics was then made a part of it and since then it is known as Economics and Statistics Division, S.P.I., U.P..