The Situation Assessment Survey of Agricultural Households in NSS 70th Round (January, 2013- December, 2013) was conducted as a repeat survey of Situation Assessment Survey, 2003 (59th round).

The figure for households without toilets is 47 per cent for Hindu households as against 31 per cent for Muslims and 16 per cent for Christians and Sikhs, according to NSS data.

While the NSSo’s latest report shows that most Indians now live in pucca houses and have electricity connection, it also paints a bleak picture of sanitation and hygiene conditions in the rural are

A third of the poorest urban population had exclusive supply of drinking water in 2012 against 28.5% in 2008-09

Continuous rise in prices of rice in the open market has forced households to lower their consumption.

Says poverty estimates are reasonable

This report is based on the employment and unemployment survey conducted in the 68th round of NSS during July 2011 to June 2012.

State’s poverty reduction rate ‘impressive’: OES

The rape and murder of two teenaged girls in Uttar Pradesh has put the focus back on lack of access to private toilets in villages, forcing women and girls to go out to defecate in the open which m

The All-India Debt and Investment Survey, and the Land and Livestock Holding Survey were last conducted in 2003.

In what could considered a scorecard of the UPA government’s policies on rural India over the last 10 years, two key reports on debt and investment as well as land holding patterns will be released by the National Sample Survey Office later this year.