Census, NSSO differ on slum population figures

New Delhi, Jan 5, 2014: Two government agencies — the census office and the National Sample Survey Organization (NSSO) — have come up with two completely different estimates of India's slum population, leaving both policy makers and the aam aadmi puzz....

Slums contribute over 7.5% to GDP: Study

New Delhi, Oct. 16, 2013: India has 240 million households living in informal urban settlements, including slums — 40 per cent higher than 140 million slum households estimated by Census of India 2011 data, says an independent study by research firm....

Census 2011 missed 5 crore slum dwellers

New Delhi, Oct 12, 2013: Through a bunch of omissions, Census 2011 appears to seriously underestimate the number of slum dwellers in India, putting it at 6.5 crore people spread over 2613 towns. But, over 5 crore urban population living in newly emerged ....

IMRB to expand coverage for more data on consumer economy

New Delhi, Aug 1, 2013: The surprising increase in the number of modern toilets in small towns, even villages, across India, is forcing a change in one of India’s earliest measures of the consumer economy. A decade’s economic growth (which is now slo....

Software to access India's census data launched

New Delhi, Dec. 17, 2012: CensusInfo India, a new user-friendly database software to help people access, use and understand the statistical data of India's latest population and housing census, was launched in the capital on Monday.....