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Govt pursuing target of doubling farmers' income by 2022: Tomar
In 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government had set a highly ambitious target of doubling farmers incomes by 2022. An inter-ministerial committee on "Doubling of Farmers' Income" was set up in April 2016 to recommend strategies to achieve this goal.
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Multiple indicator surveys extended due to Covid-19 pandemic
The data collection for India’s first multiple indicator survey, which seeks to develop various socio-economic indicators of growth such as migration, availability of birth registration certificate, construction of houses and access to mass media, has been extended by three months till
Digital divide between 'have devices' and 'have not' deepens - and so does student despair
A digital survey conducted by LSR - to which 1,450 of the college's 2,000 students sent their response - showed nearly 30 per cent of its students did not have a laptop of their own while 40 per cent said they were attending online classes without a proper internet connection.
Urban unemployment eased to 7.9% in October-December 2019: Govt
The labour force participation rate rose to 37.2% from 36.8% in the trailing quarter while the worker population ratio increased to 34.2% from 33.7% in the September quarter.
Indians spent half the day on self-care, maintenance in 2019: National Statistical Office
As per survey findings released Tuesday, Indians spent 50.4% or 726 minutes of their time daily on self-care and maintenance. Rural males spent an average 51.2% of their total time on these activities.
At 96.2%, Kerala tops literacy rate chart; Andhra Pradesh worst performer at 66.4%
According to the study, after Kerala, Delhi has the best literacy rate at 88.7 per cent, followed by Uttarkhand's 87.6 per cent, Himachal Pradesh's 86.6 per cent and Assam's at 85.9 per cent.
Data Tampering: Third party collectors liable for penalty
The ministry of statistics and programme implementation (MoSPI) has proposed a data ombudsman for in-house resolution of issues related to the collection of statistics to reduce the number of cases that need legal recourse.
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MSME units in India, on the other hand, have existed practically at subsistence level for decades. To move out of this morass would require a recognition that most of the sector here works with almost zero knowledge management, and survives merely because the humongous Indian economy continues to have space for such extraordinarily unproductive and inefficient enterprises.
Healthcare organization across the spectrum are scaling up operations: ETILC Members
As the country moves towards opening up more, and lockdowns become more local in nature - there is a multi-prong approach being taken towards recovery. Operations are being scaled up in firms that work across the spectrum - diagnostic firms are releasing more efficient and speedy tests, pharma companies are testing more drugs and hospitals are looking at effective management.
Govt begins exercise to develop indicators to track migrant workers
As per the National Sample Survey Office report on migration in India, almost 55% households in rural areas and 67% in urban areas migrated for employment-related reasons in 2007-08. The survey was conducted between July 2007 and June 2008, and covered a sample of over 572,000 people.
Govt working on one-stop platform for all official data: Statistics minister
The project, National Integrated Information Portal (NIIP), assumes significance as data related to macro-economy and other sectors are released after a lag of weeks and even months in some cases.
Average private hospitalisation medical spends in India: Rs 38,822 in urban areas vs Rs 27,347 in rural areas
In case of public hospitals, the average expenditure in rural areas was Rs 4,290 while that in urban areas was Rs 4,837. However, a reverse trend was seen in Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Rajasthan where the average spends in public hospitals in rural areas was higher than in urban areas.
Influencers are appreciating their domestic help during lockdown; will it help solve the issues domestic workers face in India?
The pandemic and the lockdown have seen a wave of appreciative social media posts about domestic help from urban India’s celebrities and the not so famous alike. While many posted videos of a ritual aarti to express their relief about the help returning for work, some posted selfies or videos with them.