Key indicators of household consumer expenditure in India 2011-2012

The National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) conducts nationwide household consumer expenditure surveys at regular intervals as part of its “rounds”, each round normally of a year’s duration. The NSS surveys are conducted through household interviews from a random sample of households selected through a scientific design and cover practically the entire geographical area of the country. The household consumer expenditure survey (CES) is generally covered as one of the main subjects of the NSS survey at quinquennial intervals. This provides a series of CES’s. The 68th round survey (July 2011 - June 2012) was the ninth survey of this series. The key indicators of household consumption in India during 2011-12 based on data collected through the 68th round of NSS are presented.

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