More people sick in urban areas than rural areas: NSSO Survey

The number of people reporting sick is more in urban India compared to rural areas, whereas the un-treated spell is more in rural India, a NSSO survey said today.

`NSSO asked to assess extent of drug abuse in Punjab, Manipur`

The government has asked National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) to carry out an advanced pilot survey in Punjab and Manipur to assess the extent of drug abuse, Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.

Government reports differ on living conditions of Indians!

Statistical information on basic living condition of Indians is in a state of confusion.

1.4 cr people joined workforce as on Jan 2012

India added nearly 1.4 crore people to the workforce as on January 2012, up 3 percent from the same month in 2010, official data showed Thursday.

‘Poorest of poor survive on Rs 17 a day in villages’

Poorest of poor in the country survive on barely Rs 17 per day in villages and Rs 23 a day in cities, as per the latest data released by the National Sample Survey Office Thursday.

Socio-economic survey in to start from July1: NSSO

National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) will begin the year-long socio-economic survey in Jammu and Kashmir from July 1 with Leh and Kargil districts being included in the survey for the first time.

Less than a third of ruralites have access to tap water

A government survey on Monday revealed that only 30 per cent of rural population had access to safe drinking (tap) water in the country.