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India National Sample Survey Round 68 2011-2012


General Info
India (IND)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
07/2011 - 06/2012
Series or system 
India National Sample Survey (NSS)
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Nationally representative
  • Sample registration
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The National Sample Survey (NSS) is a national socioeconomic survey conducted in annual rounds with a cycle of rotating topics. In the 68th Round, for the period July 2011 to June 2012, the NSS included two schedules: household consumer expenditure (type 1 and type 2) and employment.

The household consumer expenditure survey used two versions of the standard Schedule 1.0, with recall periods of 30 and 7 days and samples of 101,662 and 101,651 households, respectively. The employment survey sampled 101,724 households.

The survey sample was representative at the national and state levels, excluding select areas due to geographic remoteness.