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Directorate of Economics & Statistics participates in the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) Programme of collecting information’s on various Economic- Socio facts of the Indian Economy through nationwide National Sample Surveys to assist in the Socio-Economic planning and policy-making. The National Sample Survey (NSS) set up by Government of India in 1950 to collect socio-economic data employing scientific sampling methods. Each Round of NSS is either for six months or yearly as per NSSO’S programme and the state participates on equal matching basis. Subject matters of each Round are taken up by NSSO and time to time different important National Socio-economic issues are selected.

DES collects the basic data from the households in the State Sample through its own field inspectors. The questionnaires, concepts etc. used are the same as those of NSSO uses in the Central Sample. State Sample size for rural and urban area is same as that in the central sample. The first stage units to be surveyed are decided by NSSO. Complete enumeration is done in the selected hamlet groups in the rural areas and sub-blocks in the urban areas and the required number of Households is selected randomly. For each Round, DES conducts pre-survey Training to the field staff. The fieldwork conducts by Computer & Inspector which were posted at District & Block level. Deputy Director/Assistant Director and Assistant Statistical Officer & Officers of DES supervised the survey. Data entry held at the District Offices. Validation & Tabulation of State Sample data are performed at DES level.

Filed work of NSS upto 78th Round (Jan. 2020 to March 2021) Survey on domestic tourism expenditure has been completed.

Data Pooling Report 66th round to 73rd round completed and published.


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