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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

National Statistical Office


India will have to swim against the tide to capture shrinking pie of global trade

September 21, 2020 8:54 am

Developing countries like India need to fast-track reforms to improve the investment climate and attract investments, relocating away from China.

More signs of distress: Over 10% contraction in July factory output

September 12, 2020 8:06 am

The National Statistical Office data, however, recorded a sequential improvement from 15.8 per cent contraction seen in June, reflecting some resumption in industrial activity with the lifting of lockdown restrictions.

New govt employment in June falls over 60% from FY20 monthly average level

August 26, 2020 12:27 am

The central government had introduced the National Pension System (NPS) with effect from January 1, 2004 (except for armed forces) on a mandatory basis.

‘Every second female in HP enrolled at educational institute’

July 23, 2020 10:09 am

According to a survey by NSO, at least 51.7 per cent females in the age group 3 to 35 years are enrolled and currently attending schools, colleges or other institutions, against a national average of 41.2 per cent and the state also has the lowest percentage (5.8) of females who have never been enrolled.

Share of kids in English medium steadily up, dips in poorer states

July 20, 2020 10:24 am

Over 50 per cent of pre-primary schoolchildren — nursery, KG — who spoke one of 13 regional languages at home, including Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Punjabi, were enrolled in English medium schools.

The missing data

May 28, 2020 8:01 am

Informed policymaking requires continuous data generation — COVID crisis is compounding the challenge.

Explained: In uncertain times, how search for ‘normal year’ leads to data vacuum

May 27, 2020 10:39 am

Among Covid-19’s casualties are the postponing of Census operations and undertaking of key official primary surveys necessary for a better understanding of the economy

The fiscal challenge

April 15, 2020 8:40 am

Alongside further rate cuts, RBI needs to adopt and expand unconventional measures to tackle crisis

Food data raises alert: Indians are consuming less pulses and milk

February 24, 2020 8:44 am

Veteran agriculture economist Ashok Gulati feels the stagnant consumption trend in both milk and pulses is largely due to incomes, which aren’t rising as before. This is especially for the poorer sections, whose spending on protein-rich “superior” foods tends to increase even more with higher incomes.

Explained: Why GDP rate at 4.5% now makes RBI projection hard to achieve

November 30, 2019 12:44 pm

At 4.5 per cent, the GDP growth rate is much lower than 5.3 per cent projected for July-September by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its October policy.