The survey has covered the whole of the Indian Union except (i) Leh and Kargil districts of Jammu & Kashmir, (ii) interior villages of Nagaland situated beyond five kilometers of the bus route and (iii) villages in Andaman and Nicobar Islands which remain inaccessible throughout the year and (iv) some FSUs (numbering less than 0.1% of total) where EC ‘98 work could not be conducted.
The survey has covered:
(a) Manufacturing enterprises not registered under Sections 2m (i) and 2m(ii) of the Factories Act, 1948
(b) Manufacturing enterprises registered under Section 85 of Factories Act, 1948
(c) Non-ASI enterprises engaged in cotton ginning, cleaning and baling (NIC ‘98 code 01405)
(d) Non-ASI enterprises manufacturing bidi and cigar whether registered under bidi and cigar workers (condition of employment) Act, 1966 or not.
The survey has excluded:
(a) Repairing enterprises not falling under Tabulation Category ‘D’ of NIC ‘98
(b) Departmental units such as Railway Workshops, RTC Workshops, Government Mint, Sanitary, Water supply, Gas, Storage, etc. in line with ASI coverage
(c) Units covered under ASI
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National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO)
Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MOSPI)
A stratified sampling design was adopted for selection of the sample firststage units (FSU s). The FSU s were villages (Panchayat wards in Kerala) in rural areas and UFS blocks in urban areas. List of villages / urban blocks along with enterprise level information of EC 98 was used as the sampling frame except in the states of Bihar and Orissa and 66 towns of Karnataka. The Ultimate Stage Units (USUs) were enterprises for the survey on unorganised sector manufacturing enterprises and households for consumer expenditure cum employment unemployment survey. USUs were selected by the method of circular systematic sampling from the corresponding frame in the FSU. Large FSU s were subdivided into smaller parts called hamlet groups (rural) / sub -blocks (urban). Three of these smaller parts were selected; one having maximum enterprises with certainty and two others with circular systematic sampling. The first part was called segment 1 and the other two as segment 2. The USUs were selected independently from each of these segments.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Data Collection Notes
A team of two or three investigators along with one supervisor (Assistant Superintendent) was deployed for fieldwork in each FSU. The Investigators visited every house / structure in the sample FSU (or selected parts in case of bigger FSU s) and listed all the households and / or enterprises in each house / structure. The list of households and enterprises provided separate frame for selection of households and enterprises. In every FSU, a maximum of 4 households were selected for consumer expenditure cum employmentunemployment survey and 16 enterprises were selected for detailed survey. Interview method was used for data collection from the sampled households and enterprises. Separate schedules were used for consumer expenditure and unorganised sector manufacturing enterprise survey for collecting data.
National Sample Survey Organisation
Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
Schedule 2.2 consists of 17 blocks. Blocks 0 and 1 are meant to record the identification of the enterprise; blocks 12 to 14 are for reporting particulars of field operation, remarks by the investigator and comments by the supervisory officer(s). In blocks 2 to 10, data are to be collected from the enterprises; block 11 is for recording the investigator's perception about the reported net surplus data.
Block 0 - Descriptive identification of sample enterprise: This block has been designed to collect the descriptive identification of the sample enterprise.
Block 1- Identification of sample enterprise/ establishment: This block is meant for recording the identification particulars of the sample enterprise/establishment.
Block 2- Particulars of operation and background information: In this block some background information about the nature and operation of the enterprises will be recorded.
Block 3 & 3.1- Principal and other operating expenses: Theses blocks are the two blocks where operating expenses of the enterprises will be collected.
Block 3.1- Other operating expenses: all activities: This block will record the other operating expenses not covered in block 3.
Block 4- Principal receipts: This block will record the principal receipts in two sub-blocks corresponding to which the principal expenses have already been collected in block 3.
Block 4.1- Other receipts: This block will record other receipts which have not been covred in block 4.
Block 5- Calculation of gross value added: This block has only three items. The items 501 and 503 are transfer entries from blocks 3, 3.1, 4 and 4.1 and are mostly self-explanatory. Item 502 will be used to record the distributive expenses of the enterprise.
Block 6- Employment particulars of the enterprise during the reference month: The average number of persons usually working on a working day during the reference month shall be recorded in this block.
Block 7- Compensation to workers during the reference month: All types of payments, whether individual payments or payments made to a group are to be recorded in this block.
Block 8- Fixed assets owned and hired: This block is meant for recording value of fixed assets owned and hired by the enterprise.
Block 9- Loan outstanding as on the date of survey (only loans taken for enterprise to be considered): Information on amount of loan taken including interest that is outstanding on the date of survey by different sources of loan will be recorded in this block.
Block 10- Factor incomes of the enterprise: In this block factor incomes of the enterprise will be recorded in whole number of rupees.
Block 11- Investigator's perception: The investigator will canvass the schedule at the enterprise. He, therefore, will get a firsthand view of the operation of the enterprise and the type of response given by the informant. Based on this, he can form his own perception on the net surplus figure given by the respondent. This perception is being captured in this block.
Block 12- Particulars of field operation
Blocks 13 & 14: Remarks by investigator and comments by supervisor(s)
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