The annual report (July 2017-June 2018) of the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) pegs the all India unemployment rate at 6.1 per cent in the given year. Unemployment was higher in the urban areas as compared to the rural. For the rural areas, the unemployment rate was 5.3 per cent, while in the urban areas it was 7.8 per cent.

The statistics represent information about the reserves, installed capacity, potential for generation, production, consumption, import, export and wholesale price of different energy commodities and Energy Indicators on Economic Dimension.

In this edition of EnviStats India, 2019, Vol. I: Environment Statistics, updated information at more disaggregated levels have been provided for the indicators, so that the areas warranting focused interventions could be identified for guiding prognosis and evaluation.

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) in its endeavour to facilitate the policy makers in evolving the best developmental policies has been bringing out the publication “Women and Men in India” on annual basis. The publication portrays the extend of gender inequality and gender discriminations through crucial statistical indicators of socio-economic and demographic relevance. Gender statistics have a crucial role in gender mainstreaming in developmental policies.

India, as a signatory of the 2030 Agenda, is committed to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The publication ‘Children in India 2018 – A Statistical Appraisal’, presents and analyses the statistics on the conditions of children on broad indicators such as child survival, child development and child protection, etc. covering demographic particulars such as status of child nutrition, health and education, children at work and in situations of crime, etc. The publication also provides useful information on Constitutional and legal provisions for children and important child oriented policies and programmes.

The System of National Accounts (SNA) is an accounting framework for measuring the economic activities of production, consumption and accumulation of wealth in an economy during a period of time. The SNA provides a comprehensive conceptual and accounting framework for analyzing and evaluating the performance of an economy.

In the course of analysis and preparation of estimates of income originating from agriculture in the Central Statistical Office, a large body of data has been generated over the years which will be useful to research workers, government departments and other agencies. It has not been possible to include all these details in the National Accounts Statistics. A need has been felt for a publication which gives a long time series of data on gross value of output both at current and constant prices in one place.

The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India, has come out with a publication, "Children in India 2018 - A Statistical Appraisal", to provide suitable statistics for informed deision making. The publication presents and analyses statistics pertaining to the condition of children on broad indicators such as child survival, child development, and child protection covering demographic particulars such as status of child nutrition, health and education, children at work, and in situations of crime.

The objective of environment statistics is to provide information about the environment, its changes over time and across locations, and the main factors that influence them. Ultimately, environment statistics aim at providing statistical information to improve knowledge of the environment, to support evidence-based policy and decision making, and to provide information for the general public,as well as for specific user groups.

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