As you know Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia, that allows volunteers to create and edit information. So it's definitely not a reliable source of information.
So when this little fact about the Economic Survey came to light, Twitter went after the central government and the finance ministry.
Have you ever imagined a survey taking data from Wikipedia?— Madhav Mantri (@madhavmantri) February 1, 2020
Has any teacher allowed even a Grade 7 student to use Wikipedia data in his/her project report?
But, the economic survey report has used it in two places!!!
Someone can understand the seriousness of govt on economy pic.twitter.com/PnvTbdaua6
Sahi hai.. jab @Wikipedia se CCP (cut,copy,paste) karke economic survey banaya jayega to economy bhagwan bharose hi reh jayegi..— Kanishk Negi (@KanishkNegi) February 1, 2020
I remember my 9th std class teacher told me not to use Wikipedia and use other better sources and websites for my summer holiday assignments!— Anshuman Sharma (@anfuman) January 31, 2020
How I wish my tai had a class teacher like me! #EcoSurvey2020#EconomicSurvey
PS: Thank you Ritu ma'am 😅
I’ve studied Business in a foreign university. Our professors would always mention that while providing references at the end of any assignment if they came across any #Wikipedia references the would cut marks for that. 😂#EconomicSurvey2020 #EconomicSurvey #BudgetSession— Gayatri Modi (@sadistnri) January 31, 2020
So our #EconomicSurvey is also powered by Wikipedia. Two data points are taken from this online encyclopedia which is created & edited by volunteers. When was last time a Govt document relied on it? pic.twitter.com/tiLfoFihHi— Ashok Upadhyay (@ashoupadhyay) January 31, 2020
Wikipedia, largely considered a no-go source in policy research, due to its nature of housing universally editable and unverifiable data, is cited in the #EconomicSurvey. This might be a first. pic.twitter.com/2UY0YfijMR— Prapthi Mahendranath (@prapthee) February 1, 2020
Yeah, well, this is what you get for citing Wikipedia on the Economic Survey, something 8th graders know not to do on their science projects.