Sample surveys are important to validate administrative databases

The report shows the importance of sample surveys to validate administrative databases and the need to restrain the tendency to be overly confident on administrative data — be it EPFO data or MCA-21 data — without adequate scrutiny of the processes that generate the databases.

Govt clears restructuring of statistical system, proposes NSSO, CSO merger

The order states that the proposed NSO would be headed by Secretary (Statistics and Programme Implementation), but skips any mention of National Statistical Commission (NSC), which has been the overseeing body for all the statistical work done in the country.


Special panel to examine NSSO report on services sector: MoSPI

It added that an official committee will examine the NSSO’s technical report on services sector enterprises for July 2016-June 2017.

Missing in national job market: 2.8 crore rural women over the last six years

The decline, according to the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) 2017-2018 report by NSSO which the government has withheld, is more acute in the working age group of 15-59 years.

Piyush Goyal was asked about unemployment and the NSSO report; this is what he said

Piyush Goyal also said there had been a formalisation of the economy after demonetisation which had also not been measured so far.

Joblessness up 6% in 2017-18, spike in both rural, urban

The unemployment rate stood at 7.8 per cent in urban areas as compared with 5.3 per cent in rural areas.


NSSO to hold three-day training camp for field officers in Navi Mumbai

Around 100 delegates and officials are expected to attend the regional training camp at the western region office of NSSO in Navi Mumbai.

The big urja divide between ‘India’ and ‘Bharat’

The predominant cooking fuel in rural India is firewood/chips, with as many as 67.3 per cent of households relying on this source in 2011-12.

People in cities fall sick more often, reveals NSSO survey

Worryingly, about 86 per cent of rural population and 82 per cent of urban population are still not covered under any health expenditure support scheme.

In India, to be veg is to drink a lot of milk

From NSSO data comes a key feature of vegetarianism: states that consume more milk go slow on egg, fish, meat.