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May

30

2019

    POLITY

    National Sample Survey Office (NSSO)

    News: Why the integrity of data matters, The merger of the NSSO into the Central Statistics Office is a cause of concern..
    Source: The Hindu

    The National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) headed by a Director General is responsible for conduct of large scale sample surveys in diverse fields on All India basis. Primarily data are collected through nation-wide household surveys on various socio-economic subjects, Annual Survey of Industries (ASI), etc.

    Besides these surveys, NSSO collects data on rural and urban prices and plays a significant role in the improvement of crop statistics through supervision of the area enumeration and crop estimation surveys of the State agencies. It also maintains a frame of urban area units for use in sample surveys in urban areas.

    The NSSO has four Divisions:

    Survey Design and Research Division (SDRD)

    Field Operations Division (FOD)

    Data Processing Division (DPD)

    Co-ordination & Publication Division (CPD)