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Unemployment rate at 6.1% in 2017-18

Minister of State for Labour Santosh Gangwar recently announced that the government is conducting a new Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS). The survey conducted this year comprises of new parameters and bigger sample size. As per the results of the PLFS survey being conducted by the government, the Unemployment rate in the country in 2017-18 was ..

World Bank lowers India’s FY 2019-20 Growth Estimate to 5%

On Wednesday, 8th January 2020, the Washington D.C based international financial institution, World Bank has lowered India’s growth rate to 5 percent for the Financial Year (FY) 2019-2020 from the earlier projected growth rate of 6 percent, following the projection of 5 percent growth rate by both the India’s central bank- the Reserve Bank of ..

GDP estimated 5.0 per cent in First Advance Estimates of National Income 2019-20

In accordance with the release calendar of National Accounts, the First Advance Estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was released by the National Statistical Office (NSO) under the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation on Tuesday, 7th January 2020, the corresponding estimates of Expenditure components of GDP was implemented along with the First Advance Estimates ..

SDG India Index & Dashboard 2019-20 to be launched on 30th December 2019

The policy think-tank of Government of India, NITI Aayog will launch the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index and Dashboard on next Monday, 30th December 2019. This will be the second edition of the Sustainable Development Goals Index and Dashboard and have been developed by the NITI Aayog in collaboration with the United Nations in ..

7th Economic Census Flagged off in Delhi

The seventh economic census was launched on Friday in the National Capital Territory of Delhi. Delhi became the 6th Union Territory where the economic survey was launched. To carry out the seventh edition of the economic census the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation has tied up with one of the mission mode projects under ..

Government to scrap NSO’s consumer expenditure survey

The ministry of statistics and programme implementation (MOSPI) has decided  has decided to scrap the National Statistical Officer’s (NSO’s) consumer expenditure survey conducted in 2017-18 because of “data quality” issue.  The survey shows significant divergence in consumption pattern and with administrative data sources. This is the first time the government has scrapped an NSO survey ..

India’s 7th Economic Census started from Tripura

On 30th July 2019, the Government of India (GoI) has kick off the 7th Economic Census from Tripura. It will be launched in other states and union territories in August and September. The census is being conducted by Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) & will be held this year after a gap of ..

Analysis of the India s Food and Nutrition Security

The analysis of India s food and nutrition security prepared by the UN World Food Programme in collaboration with the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation makes the following observations: Child stunting which is a measure of chronic malnutrition has reduced at a rate of about 1% per year in India over the last decade. ..