Key Indicators of Social Consumption in India on Education Show Continued Gender Gap and Rural Urban Differences. In rural areas, literacy rate was seen as 71% compared to 86% in urban areas. Also among persons of age 7 years and above male literacy rate being substantially higher (83%) than female literacy rate (67%).

The National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has released the key indicators of Social Consumption in India: Health, generated from the data collected during the period January to June 2014 in its 71st round survey.

New official data show that the proportion of Indian households using the Public Distribution System has nearly doubled over seven years. These households are relying more on the PDS and less on open market sources than before.

Even as the per capita income in Delhi registered an all-time high of Rs.2.41 lakh in 2014-15, the number of industrial units in the Capital grew by 18.35 per cent during 2005 to 2013.

In the wake of the various controversies surrounding poverty lines at the erstwhile Planning Commission, its successor National Institution for Transforming India (Niti) Aayog feels this barometer

Kohima: Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Birender Singh on Sunday revealed that sixty per cent of the rural population do not have sanitation facilities in the country.

The National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) conducts nationwide socio-economic surveys as part of its “rounds”, each round normally of a year’s duration.

The surveys on Land & Livestock Holdings of the National Sample Survey(NSS) are the primary source of data on various types of land, classified by kind and duration of possession by the households, pattem of land use in terms of cropping or iivestock farming etc.