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Government of India
Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation
30-August-2012 17:03 IST
NSSO

 

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Statistics and Programme Implementation Shri Srikant Kumar Jena has said that the data on agricultural labourers is not available in the reports of NSSO. However, in the reports of Quinquennial Rounds on Household Consumer Expenditure and Employment-Unemployment, information on per thousand distribution of households classified according to major source of income  is generally presented for rural and urban areas separately and as per the latest report there is declining trend in the percentage of Agricultural Labour Households and their estimated population.

 

            In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today Shri Jena said, as per report of 66th round of NSSO on Employment and Un-employment Situation in India 2009-10, percentage of Agricultural Labour Households and estimated population for such households for different Quinquennial rounds is given in table below:

 

Household type

households

population

1993-94

1999-00

2004-05

2009-10

1993-94

1999-00

2004-05

2009-10

Agriculture labour

30.3

32.2

25.8

25.6

27.5

30.1

24.1

23.8

             

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