The percentage of BPL population in the urban areas in India has declined from 32.4% in 199394 to 25.7% in 2004-05 (based on uniform recall period). The NSSO 61st Round shows that urban poverty has registered a decline in percentage terms; however, it has increased in absolute terms by 4.4 million persons. The fact is that the number of urban poor is rising continuously since 197374 as per the uniform recall period. A comparison of poverty estimates based on uniform recall period is given in table.
The data refers to details on household access to energy data for Census 2011. It shows primary energy sources for lighting in 2011 as 55.3 percent rural, 92.7 percent urban and 67.2 percent overall, as against 43.5 percent rural, 87.6 percent urban and 55.8 percent overall in 2001. The difference in NSSO and Census data is possibly due to differences in questionnaire.
The data refers to All India and State-wise Literacy Rate in rural and urban areas (NSSO And RGI). Data also includes gender wise literacy rates.
The catalogue contains complete metadata of all NSS Surveys being disseminated by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. The metadata is maintained as per DDI standard. The catalogue will be regularly updated.