Govt to launch 64th round of socio-economic survey

Govt to launch 64th round of socio-economic survey
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First Published: Fri, Apr 06 2007. 04 52 PM IST
Updated: Fri, Apr 06 2007. 04 52 PM IST
PTI
New Delhi: The government will launch the 64th Round of Socio-Economic Survey on 1 July to generate data on education, employment, migration and consumer expenditure.
The survey will be conducted by the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) in 26,300 sample villages and urban blocks across the country, official sources said.
As part of the preparatory work for the 64th Round, the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation is organising a conference of central and state statistical organisations on 10 and 11 April, which will also work out modalities for reducing differences in computation of data by centre and states.
During the two-day conference, representatives of central and state statistical organisations will discuss ways to strengthen data collection techniques in addition to holding deliberations on the need for basic statistics for local level development and problems in horticulture statistics.
“The interface between central and state statistical organisations is expected to pave way for a more dependable and timely data, which can be used for formulating short and long-term strategies for harmonious growth,” the sources said.
The two-day conference will be followed up by a training programme for field officers on 12 and 13 April.
“They (field officers) will be given training on the usage of computers and other equipments for data collection,” the sources added.
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