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Dataset Access Guide: NSSO Data Sets

( These datasets are licensed for use by the IIMB Community only. )


The National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO), now known as the National Sample Survey Office, is an organization under the Ministry of Statistics of the Indian Government. Primarily data are collected through nation-wide household surveys on various socio-economic subjects, Annual Survey of Industries (ASI), etc. Besides these surveys, NSSO collects data on rural and urban prices and plays a significant role in the improvement of crop statistics through supervision of the area enumeration and crop estimation surveys of the State agencies.
IIMB library has the data from 1983 to 2016 (38 to 73 round). NSSO round covers socio-economic statistical data about India like Employment and Unemployment, housing condition, domestic tourism, Drinking water, sanitation, Land and livestock holdings, Social consumption, health, Domestic tourism expenditure, Labour Force, Construction, Industries, Manufacture, etc.
The library has 38 to 73 Round, 1983 to 2016. These data are available in PDF format with Metadata which is accessible through CD-Mirroring platform.

For accessing the data, please send an email to the

Note: Faculty and FPM scholar may copy the data in their hard disk after sign copyright declaration form

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