Indian Council of
Social Science Research


The National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MOSPI), Government of India, since its inception in 1950 has been conducting nationwide integrated large scale sample surveys, employing scientific sampling methods, to generate data and statistical indicators on diverse socio-economic aspects. The NSS surveys are conducted by interviewing sample households selected through a scientific design and cover practically the entire geographical area of Indian Territory.

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