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NATIONAL STATISTICAL OFFICE (NSO) ORGANIZED AN AWARENESS CONFERENCE

Posted On: 05 JAN 2023 6:28PM by PIB Ahmedabad

The National Statistical Office (NSO) under Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation, Government of India conducts various surveys in India since 1950. The Annual Survey of Industries (ASI) is the principal source of Industrial Statistics in India. The survey is being conducted annually under the statutory provisions of the Collection of Statistics (COS) Act, 2008 and the rules framed there-under in 2011, except in the State of Jammu & Kashmir where it is being conducted under the Collection of Statistics Act, 2010 and rules framed there under in 2012.

Information collected through this Survey is used for statistical purposes; to estimate the contribution of the industrial sector to Gross Domestic Product and also to help the Government in formulating policies for industrial development.

The Regional office, Ahmedabad in collaboration with the Odhav Industrial Association organized an awareness conference for the industrial units/ entrepreneurs in Ahmedabad at the Odhav Industrial Association Office on 5th January 2023. The session was aimed at creating awareness among the industrial units/ entrepreneurs in understanding the use and importance of the Survey.

The session was inaugurated by Shri S K Bhanawat, Dy. Director General, National Statistical Office, Field Operations Division, Regional Office, Ahmedabad. In his inaugural address Shri Bhanawat stressed upon the importance of the cooperation of various industrialist for the successful conduct of survey. The data collected through this survey is used in estimation of National Income, Studies of Industrial structure, Planning, Policy Making and in Framing policies for faster industrial development etc. The data related to Capital, Employment and Unemployment, Consumption of fuel and lubricants, Raw Materials and input–output, Value addition, Labour Turnover, GST etc., are collected through this survey. Since the data is collected through a web portal, there is a provision for self-compilation by the unit itself. Since ASI is a statutory survey, the returns and the relevant data is to be submitted within the prescribed time after the receipt of notice.

The Vice President of the Odhav Industrial Association, Sh. Nishant Shah and Sh. Nirav Bhakhar, Secretary addressed the conference and assured the full cooperation & support for the survey. Sh. Shakti Singh, Joint Director, Regional Office Vadodara, Shri J.S. Honrao, Deputy Director, Shri A J Parmar, Assistant Director and other senior statistical officers from Regional Office, Ahmedabad were also present. Industrialists of the industries located in the odhav area participated actively in the conference.

The Industrialists were sensitized to the working of the ASI Portal and were motivated to make use of the self-compilation option provided in the web portal and file their returns on time. The functions available in the portal were discussed at length. Any queries raised by them were also efficiently addressed by the officers present. The meeting concluded with a vote of thanks.

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