JALUKBARI, Sept 27 - A two-day All India Workshop of Trainers (AIWOT), organised by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) of the Union Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation for the 77th round of its socio-economic surveys, began in a city hotel today.
Inaugurating the workshop, Sadananda Gowda, Union Minister for Statistics and Programme Implementation, said, �Practically, this survey will give a big feedback to the government in collecting real-time data, which is need of the hour. We are doing an annual survey of the service sector enterprise, which accounts to 50 per cent of our GDP, and this will give us a reality-check of this sector so that more and more developmental activities can be taken up�.
�This is the first time in the history of independent India that this type of survey is taking place, which will give new ideas to the policy makers�, he said adding �we are eliminating the traditional method of collecting data on papers and introducing electronic gadgets like tablets to collect data and transfer the data immediately�.
Socio-economic surveys conducted by the NSSO during its different rounds are the primary source of various indicators used by the government for planning, policy formulation and decision-making. The subjects being covered in this survey are �Land and livestock holdings of households and situation assessment of agricultural households� and �Debt and investment�.
An All India Workshop of Trainers for �Time use survey� will also be conducted on September 29 here for the officers of the NSSO.