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The least registration in the ESI scheme for both men and women in the formal sector came in the month of April 2020.(Representational photo)

NSO releases employment outlook report

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 02:54 PM IST
In all the three schemes, the number of new registrations increased after June 2020.
RBI data throws light on the extent of stress caused by the covid-induced economic slump.(MINT_PRINT)
RBI data throws light on the extent of stress caused by the covid-induced economic slump.(MINT_PRINT)

Indian economy may contract by 25 per cent in current fiscal: Expert

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 02:25 PM IST
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has projected the Indian economy to contract 7.5 per cent in the current financial year, while the National Statistical Office (NSO) estimates a contraction of 7.7 per cent.
High frequency indicators suggest greater optimism than the MPC’s forecast of 0.1% growth in the December quarter.(AFP)
High frequency indicators suggest greater optimism than the MPC’s forecast of 0.1% growth in the December quarter.(AFP)

Decoding the nature of economic recovery

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 03:03 AM IST
At the same time, there are other statistics that suggest a more sober approach. Here are four charts put these mutually conflicting trends in context.
The manufacturing sector recorded a positive growth of 0.6%.(AFP)
The manufacturing sector recorded a positive growth of 0.6%.(AFP)

India now in technical recession: Check how sectors fared in Q2 as compared to Q1

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2020 09:16 PM IST
According to the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation, agriculture, forestry and fishing, manufacturing, and electricity, gas, water supply and other utility services witnessed positive growth between July-September.
A woman assists an elderly to carry a bucket filled with tanker water at Shakar Pada village near Shahapur, on the outskirts of Mumbai.(AFP File Photo)
A woman assists an elderly to carry a bucket filled with tanker water at Shakar Pada village near Shahapur, on the outskirts of Mumbai.(AFP File Photo)

Women do most of the heavy lifting in Indian households: NSO report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Jha
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 02:38 AM IST
An average Indian woman spends 19.5% of her time engaged in either unpaid domestic work or unpaid care-giving services, according to the survey conducted between January and December 2019.
The finance ministry has, however, not disclosed its GDP estimates for the current financial year but most forecasters are now projecting a GDP contraction of more than 10%. (AFP photo)
The finance ministry has, however, not disclosed its GDP estimates for the current financial year but most forecasters are now projecting a GDP contraction of more than 10%. (AFP photo)

Nominal GDP to grow at 19%in FY22: Govt

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Gireesh Chandra Prasad and Asit Ranjan Mishra
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2020 12:32 AM IST
It is a bit more modest than some optimistic estimates that the Fifteenth Finance Commission has received from experts, the Commission’s chairman, NK Singh, said in an interview, citing a presentation made by the finance ministry’s chief economic adviser, Krishnamurthy Subramanian.
The report underlines the huge difference in the literacy rate of men and women in UP.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
The report underlines the huge difference in the literacy rate of men and women in UP.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

UP literacy rate poor than national average: Report

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 05:30 PM IST
According to the survey, UP stands at the fifth to last position, and with a 96.2% literacy rate, Kerala has once again emerged as the most literate state in the country
According to data released by the National Statistical Office on Monday, India’s GDP contracted by a staggering 23.9% in the April-June quarter(Reuters)
According to data released by the National Statistical Office on Monday, India’s GDP contracted by a staggering 23.9% in the April-June quarter(Reuters)

Staggering contraction: Announce a fiscal stimulus, resolve the GST dispute

UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 10:54 PM IST
Till India gets its post-pandemic economy right, its developmental and global ambitions will remain unmet
An average hospitalisation case in India cost Rs 16,676 and Rs 26,475 in rural and urban areas, respectively. The average monthly wage of a regular worker — the best employment category in India — was Rs 15,504(Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)
An average hospitalisation case in India cost Rs 16,676 and Rs 26,475 in rural and urban areas, respectively. The average monthly wage of a regular worker — the best employment category in India — was Rs 15,504(Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)

A reality check of the health sector

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 07:34 PM IST
Factor in findings on infections, hospitalisation in policymaking
People are seen inside a care centre for the coronavirus disease patients at an indoor sports complex in New Delhi.(REUTERS)
People are seen inside a care centre for the coronavirus disease patients at an indoor sports complex in New Delhi.(REUTERS)

Fall in hospitalisations in 2017-18 compared to 2014

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 10:21 AM IST
The findings of the latest survey on the state of India’s health by the National Statistical Office shows that the number of Indians reporting ailments dropped by 2.1 percentage points in rural areas and 2.7 percentage points in urban areas between 2014 and 2017-18.
Electricity generation grew at 8.1 per cent as against a growth of 1.3 per cent in February 2019. Mining sector output grew by 10 per cent compared to a growth of 2.2 per cent earlier. (Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Electricity generation grew at 8.1 per cent as against a growth of 1.3 per cent in February 2019. Mining sector output grew by 10 per cent compared to a growth of 2.2 per cent earlier. (Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Industrial production grows 4.5 % in February

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2020 06:09 PM IST
According to National Statistical Office (NSO) data, manufacturing sector output rose by 3.2 per cent compared to contraction of 0.3 per cent in the same month a year ago.
All policies rely on the official statistics for both design and implementation. The government needs to do more to rebuild trust with citizens, and restore integrity of the data-collection process(Sonu Mehta)
All policies rely on the official statistics for both design and implementation. The government needs to do more to rebuild trust with citizens, and restore integrity of the data-collection process(Sonu Mehta)

The new challenge for data collection | Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2020 10:29 PM IST
Apprehensions about CAA-NPR-NRC is affecting other government surveys
Unless there is a sustained acceleration in economic activity, the economy’s midterm challenges will only increase(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Unless there is a sustained acceleration in economic activity, the economy’s midterm challenges will only increase(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

India’s quest for high growth

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 08:05 PM IST
It will have to address structural issues, unexpected disruptions
Food subsidies are the biggest expenditure item in the budget after interest payments and defence.(AP)
Food subsidies are the biggest expenditure item in the budget after interest payments and defence.(AP)

Inclusion of vegetables in PDS may check food inflation woes

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2020 09:13 AM IST
More than 40% of India’s workforce is still employed in agriculture, according to data from the 2017-18 Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) conducted by the National Statistical Office (NSO).
Policies should be specifically focused on generating mass demand and employment. Fiscal policy has to play an important role in achieving this(HT FILE)
Policies should be specifically focused on generating mass demand and employment. Fiscal policy has to play an important role in achieving this(HT FILE)

Agenda for 2020: Growth

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2019 08:27 PM IST
The government must focus on boosting economic sentiment
This GDP growth data for the September 2019 quarter is the lowest since January-March of 2012-13, when it was registered at 4.3 per cent. (HT photo)
This GDP growth data for the September 2019 quarter is the lowest since January-March of 2012-13, when it was registered at 4.3 per cent. (HT photo)

April-October fiscal deficit stood at 102.4 % of budgeted target

New Delhi | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2019 07:56 PM IST
Net tax receipts in the April-October period was 6.83 trillion rupees, while total expenditure was 16.55 trillion rupees, the data showed
Engineering, information technology and management; the most sought after professional courses seem to be losing their popularity among students in India.(HT Photo)
Engineering, information technology and management; the most sought after professional courses seem to be losing their popularity among students in India.(HT Photo)

Engineering, management studies losing steam: Data

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 02:15 AM IST
The NSO released its report “Key Indicators of Household Social Consumption on Education in India” last week. The report is based on a survey conducted between July 2017 and June 2018.
It is time to give statutory status to the National Statistical Commission(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
It is time to give statutory status to the National Statistical Commission(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Reviving faith in India’s statistics

By Yamini Aiyar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 20, 2019 07:18 PM IST
Transparency of data is essential both for good governance and the health of democracy
The Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES) numbers would have provided much needed clarity in devising policies to address the economic slowdown(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES) numbers would have provided much needed clarity in devising policies to address the economic slowdown(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Shooting the messenger

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 19, 2019 11:55 AM IST
Rejecting CES data undermines India’s statistical system
A worker sleeps on sacks of onions at the Vashi Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) wholesale market in Mumbai.(Bloomberg)
A worker sleeps on sacks of onions at the Vashi Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) wholesale market in Mumbai.(Bloomberg)

Consumption expenditure survey: Government to scrap report over bad data

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2019 01:26 AM IST
On Friday, Business Standard released leaked findings from the 2017-18 CES which showed that inflation-adjusted average monthly per capita expenditure (MPCE) declined by 3.7% in the country between 2011-12 and 2017-18, a first in four decades.
The National Statistical Office on Friday will release India’s economic growth figures for the April-June quarter of 2019-20.(Bloomberg (Representative Image))
The National Statistical Office on Friday will release India’s economic growth figures for the April-June quarter of 2019-20.(Bloomberg (Representative Image))

Five reasons to watch out for the June quarter GDP growth figures out today

livemint, Mumbai | By Asit Ranjan Mishra
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 11:02 AM IST
Most analysts expect the GDP growth rate in June quarter to be less than 5.8% secured in the March quarter of 2018-19 which was a five year low.
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