The Data set includes Information on eighteen durable items used by houdehold. They are collected under durables part (Section 4.2) of the questionnaire. Questionnaire asks, for the list of durable items, the number of such items owned, and number of year passed from date of purchase, and their estimate of the current value. Furniture and livestock were dropped from the list to calculate nominal annual consumption expenditure to be in line with NLSS-III; sixteen items in total therefore are used as durables for consumption calculation.
This Section of data set includes food consumption expenditure of household. The amount of the sixteen food items is aggregated to get weekly household consumption of food items. This is then converted to annual food consumption.
In this data set, there are eighteen items of household consumption, including alcohol and tobacco, under section 3 of the questionnaire, titled "Food Expenses and Home Production" are included. Nominal values of these items consumed in the last seven days were collected by components - home production, purchase and received in-kind. Nominal consumption value was calculated for each item by adding these three components. It is important to note that the question specifically asks for the value of food items consumed in the past 7 days and not the value of items purchased or produced.The amount of the sixteen food items is aggregated to get weekly household consumption of food items. This is then converted to annual food consumption.
The Data file provides the information about housing and housing facilities, Distribution of population, Distribution of household, households who reside in their own housing units, households occupying housing units for rent, households with own toilet facility, households with underground drains etc.
This Section of data set includes non food consumption expenditure of household.Forty-one consumption items of non-food nature and services were collected under section 4 of the questionnaire. Among them, thirty-one items are used for consumption calculation under non-food category excluding firewood, medical expenses, education, jewelry and tax and insurance.