Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA WILL BE CONDUCTING A NEW SURVEY ON HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE SURVEY 2022-23 FOR A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR

Posted On: 21 JUL 2022 10:14AM by PIB Ahmedabad

Government of India will be conducting a new survey on Household Consumption Expenditure Survey 2022-23 for a period of one year. The field work for the same will be carried out by the officials of Field Operations Division of National Statistical Office. A regional training conference, for field officials who will be conducting the Survey in the Western Region of Gujarat, was inaugurated in Regional Office, Ahmedabad by Shri S K Bhanawat, Dy. Director General & Regional Head, National Statistical Office, Field Operations Division, Regional Office, Ahmedabad. In his inaugural address Shri Bhanawat said that all- India survey on Household Consumption Expenditure Survey (HCES) will be undertaken by trained filed officials. Through this Survey information will be collected for preparation of budget shares of different commodity groups in total consumption for compilation of consumer price indices for rural and urban India. In addition, statistical indicators of level of living, social consumption and well-being, and inequalities therein will also be compiled from the data collected in the survey.

 

The survey period of Household Consumption Expenditure Survey will be divided into 10 panels, each of three months duration. In the first month of any panel HCQ (Household Characteristics) questionnaire and any one the questionnaire among FDQ (Food Items), CSQ (Consumables & Services) and DGQ (Durable Items) will be canvassed in selected households. In the second month, any one of the remaining two questionnaires not canvassed in first month will be canvassed and in the last month of any panel the last remaining questionnaire will be canvassed. Canvassing sequence of questionnaires in each month of a Panel for a particular FSU will be decided randomly. Thus, it will be a panel survey for a short duration where each sample FSU and each sample household will be retained for a period of three months. Shri Jayaprakash Honrao, Deputy Director, Regional Office, NSO welcomed all participants. He highlighted the importance of NSS data and its’ timeliness in his address. Shri B T Rajgor, Assistant Director, NSO (FOD), Rajkot also participated along with around 70 participants from the Regional Office, Ahmedabad and Sub-Regional offices of NSO located at Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Rajkot and Surendranagar.

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