Information on the situation of farmers in the country will be collected as part of the 70th round of the National Sample Survey, to be conducted by the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) from January 2013.
“The 70th round of National Sample Survey , starting from January 2013 that will continue for the entire year will study the situation of farmers, their indebtedness and landholding positions,” said TCA Anant, Chief Statistician of India and Secretary, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation at the inaugural ceremony of three day regional training camp (June 18-20) on NSS 69th round organized here.
Anant said, 69th round will gather information on housing conditions, sanitation, drinking water and conditions of slums in urban areas.
The survey starting from July 1 will collect socio economic data from 9,428 villages and 7,684 urban blocks of the country. The process will end on December 31 this year. In the state, the survey will be conducted in 424 villages and 168 urban blocks, representing all the districts.
Speaking at the occasion Srikant Jena, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Statistics and Programme Implementation expressed dissatisfaction over mismatch of data compiled by various agencies.
Jena said, a parallel survey must be conducted by the gram panchayats to rectify the differences in the information collected. It may be noted, during the training camp, the field functionaries would be explained about the schedules of enquiry, procedures for data collection and the quality control measures during the first two days while on the last day, the enumerators will collect data in dummy schedules.