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Unemployment: Why Amitabh Kant and Surjit Bhalla are Wrong -R Ramakumar

ratives with no evidential basis; and large sample surveys with unverified databases of private cab companies. In other words, there clearly is a collapse of reason. One case at hand for us is the National Sample Survey Office’s (NSSO) Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) conducted in 2017-18. The NITI Aayog has applied the “principle of authority” and stopped the release of the PLFS report. The reason cited by advocates of the gov

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Even Mudra job survey data put in deep freeze -Amitav Ranjan

e found anomalies in the methodology used by the Bureau in arriving at the findings,” sources said. On February 22, The Indian Express had reported that the NDA government, after junking the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) report on unemployment, planned to use findings of the Labour Bureau’s survey. But at a meeting last Friday, the committee asked the bureau to “reconcile some errors” in the report for which the bu

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A strange paradox for Indian women -Sonalde Desai

s. However, in spite of rising education and rising aspirations, labour markets and social norms constrain women, almost as if they are all dressed up for a party with nowhere to go. Data from the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) and the IHDS show that education and employment have a U-shaped relationship. Illiterate women are most likely to participate in the workforce. Work participation drops sharply for women with primary and secondary educ

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Ensure a minimum income for all -Ram Singh

poorest Indians. Various welfare schemes have also failed to bring them out of penury. A case in point is the access to institutional credit issued by banks and cooperative societies. According to National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) data from the 70th round, institutional credits account for less than 15% of the total borrowing by landless agricultural workers; the figure for marginal and small farmers is only 30%. These groups have to borrow from

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NSSO job loss report junked, Niti Aayog taps Mudra survey for data -Amitav Ranjan

dian Express Findings of the Labour Bureau’s survey on jobs created under MUDRA scheme will be used to laud its achievement on this front. New Delhi: The NDA government plans to junk the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) report on unemployment and, instead, use findings of the Labour Bureau’s survey on jobs created under the Micro Units Development & Refinance Agency (Mudra) scheme to laud its achievement on this front. Ni

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Missing: The woman farmer -Sakshi Rai

of women along with increasing trends of feminisation in the sector. The first ask for women in the sector remains being identified as a ‘farmer’. According to previous reports by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), the agrarian sector employs nearly 80 percent women workers. Despite such high numbers, both the sector and the macroeconomic policy framework are yet to recognise them as farmers. Moreover, 81 percent of the female a

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RB Barman, former Chairperson of National Statistical Commission, interviewed by TK Rajalakshmi (

the CSO to make a presentation before the Commission. The CSO ignored the NSC. As the NSC does not have administrative powers, no action could be taken. * Is the NSC’s role only to guide the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO)? What kind of challenges and problems did you encounter as NSC Chairman? Official statistics is a public good that informs, supports and sustains democracy and advances socio-economic development. The NSC’s ro

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Jobs and gloom -Jayan Jose Thomas

also on the problems relating to employment statistics in India. Data on Jobs At the heart of the revelations in the media are the employment and unemployment household surveys conducted by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), which functions under the Union Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. The NSSO’s household surveys on employment and unemployment and consumption expenditures are considered a reasonably reliable

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Upper caste Hindus richest in India, own 41% of total assets; STs own 3.7%, says study on wealth distribution -Anjali Marar

bottom 40 per cent households were found to own just 3.4 per cent of the country’s total assets, which was Rs 3,61,919 billion, as per the All India Debt and Investment Survey conducted by the National Sample Survey Office in 2013. This in-depth look into the division of assets on the basis of socio-religious grounds, at a time when the Union government has announced 10 per cent reservation for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) in both e

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