The Collection of Statistics (Central) Rules, 1959 framed under the 1953 Act provided for, among others, a comprehensive Annual Survey of Industries (ASI) in India. This survey replaced both the CMI (Census of Manufacturing Industries) and SSMI (Sample Survey of Manufacturing Industries). The ASI was launched in 1960 with 1959 as the reference year and is continuing since then except for 1972. For ASI, the Collection of Statistics Act 1953 and the rules frame there-under in 1959 provides the statutory basis. The ASI refers to the factories defined in accordance with the Factories Act 1948, and thus has coverage wider than that of the CMI and SSMI put together. ASI Time-Series Data was collected from 1998-99 to 2007-2008.
The Annual Survey of Industries (ASI) is the principal source of industrial statistics in India. It provides statistical information to assess changes in the growth, composition and structure of organised manufacturing sector comprising activities related to manufacturing processes, repair services, gas and water supply and cold storage. Industrial sector occupies an important position in the State economy and has a pivotal role to play in the rapid and balanced economic development. The Survey is conducted annually under the statutory provisions of the Collection of Statistics Act 1953, and the Rules framed there-under in 1959, except in the State of Jammu & Kashmir where it is conducted under the State Collection of Statistics Act, 1961 and the rules framed there-under in 1964.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
The primary unit of enumeration in the survey is a factory in the case of manufacturing industries, a workshop in the case of repair services, an undertaking or a licensee in the case of electricity, gas & water supply undertakings and an establishment in the case of bidi & cigar industries. The owner of two or more establishments located in the same State and pertaining to the same industry group and belonging to census scheme is, however, permitted to furnish a single consolidated return. Such consolidated returns are common feature in the case of bidi and cigar establishments, electricity and certain public sector undertakings.
Version1.00: Reorganised Anonymized dataset for publication
The survey covers all the factories registered under Sections 2(m)(i) and 2(m)(ii) of the Factories Act, 1948, i.e. 10 or more workers with the aid of power or 20 or more workers without the aid of power. The survey also covers bidi and cigar manufacturing establishments registered under the Bidi and Cigar Workers (Conditions of Employment) Act 1966. All electricity undertakings engaged in generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, but not registered with the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) are also covered under ASI.
FIXED CAPITAL, BONUS, WORKING CAPITAL, EMPLOYEES, WAGES AND SALARIES, TOTAL EMOLUMENTS, FUELS CONSUMED, DEPRECIATION, GROSS OUTPUT, NET VALUE ADDED, FINISHED GOODS, PHYSICAL WORKING CAPITAL, TOTAL INPUT, TOTAL OUTPUT, BLOCK-A (IDENTIFICATION PARTICULARS FOR OFFICIAL USE), BLOCK-B (PARTICULARS OF FACTORIES:TO BE FILLED BY OWNERS), BLOCK-C (FIXED ASSETS), BLOCK-D (WORKING CAPITAL AND LOANS), BLOCK-E (EMPLOYMENT AND LABOUR COST), BLOCK-F (OTHER EXPENSES), BLOCK-G (OTHER INCOMES), BLOCK-H (INPUT ITEMS - Indigenous items consumed), BLOCK-I (INPUT ITEMS - Directly imported items only (consumed)), BLOCK-J (PRODUCTS AND BY-PRODUCTS (Manufactured by the unit))
The ASI extends to the entire country except the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, and Sikkim and Union Territory of Lakshadweep. It covers all factories registered under Sections 2m(i) and 2m(ii) of the Factories Act, 1948 i.e. those factories employing 10 or more workers using power; and those employing 20 or more workers without using power. The survey also covers bidi and cigar manufacturing establishments registered under the Bidi & Cigar Workers (Conditions of Employment) Act, 1966 with coverage as above.
Although the scope of the ASI was extended to all registered manufacturing establishments in the State, establishments under the control of the Defence Ministry,oil storage and distribution units, restaurants and cafes and technical training institutions not producing anything for sale or exchange were kept outside the coverage of the ASI.
The survey cover factories registered under the Factory Act 1948.
Establishments under the control of the Defence Ministry,oil storage and distribution units, restaurants and cafes and technical training institutions not producing anything for sale or exchange were kept outside the coverage of the ASI.
The geographical coverage of the Annual Survey of Industries, 2003-04 has been extended to the entire country except the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Sikkim and Union Territory of Lakshadweep.
Producers and sponsors
Central Statistics Office (Industrial Statistics Wing)
MOSPI, Government of India
CSO(IS Wing), Kolkata
Analysis, Design and data processing
Field Operation Division, NSSO
MOSPI, Government of India
Standing Committee on Industrial Statistics
Formulation and Finalisation of the survey study
Dissemination and web hosting
The sampling design followed in ASI 2003-04 is a Circular Systematic one. All the factories in the updated frame (universe) are divided into two sectors, viz., Census and Sample.
Census Sector: Census Sector is defined as follows:
a) All the complete enumeration States namely, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
b) For the rest of the States/ UT's., (i) units having 100 or more workers, and (ii) all factories covered under Joint Returns.
Rest of the factories found in the frame constituted Sample sector on which sampling was done. Factories under Biri & Cigar sector were not considered uniformly under census sector. Factories under this sector were treated for inclusion in census sector as per definition above (i.e., more than 100 workers and/or joint returns). After identifying Census sector factories, rest of the factories were arranged in ascending order of States, NIC-98 (4 digit), number of workers and district and properly numbered. The Sampling fraction was taken as 12% within each stratum (State X Sector X 4-digit NIC) with a minimum of 8 samples except for the State of Gujarat where 9.5% sampling fraction was used. For the States of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Goa and Pondicherry, a minimum of 4 samples per stratum was selected. For the States of Bihar and Jharkhand, a minimum of 6 samples per stratum was selected. The entire sample was selected in the form of two independent sub-sample using Circular Systematic Sampling method.
There was no deviation from sample design in ASI 2003-04.
Please note that an inflation factor (Multiplier) WGT is available for each unit against records belonging to Block A: IDENTIFICATION Block., for ASI 2003-04 data. The multiplier is calculated for each stratum (i.e. State X NIC-04 (4 Digit) after adjusting for non-response cases
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
NSSO under the Ministry of Statistics and PI, Government of India is responsible for supervision of data collection.
Data Collection Notes
ASI Schedule has two parts: Part-I and Part-II. Part-I of ASI schedule aims to collect data on assets and liabilities, employment and labour cost, receipts, expenses, input items - indigenous and imported, products and by-products, distributive expenses etc. Part-II of ASI schedule aims to collect data on different aspects of labour statistics, namely, working days, mandays worked, absenteeism, labour turnover, man-hours worked, earning and social security benefits.
General Remarks regarding filling up of ASI schedules
The ASI work involves a number of stages. There are some general procedural aspects.
A separate return for each registered factory/electricity supply undertaking should be submitted as a rule. In following this, the aspects to be taken note of are:
Unless ownership has changed during the reference year, only one return is to be compiled for one factory.
If a part of a registered factory has been operated by the owner and another part by the occupier the total manufacturing activities of both the owner and the occupier should be duly recorded in one return.
If the factory as a whole has been rented out, the return for the factory may be filled from the occupier's point of view.
If for a factory, which is served with notice, is found that its products are meant for training of inmates and has no sale value and are produced as a product during training, the facts may be reported to the Statistics Authority and data need not be collected This is normally applicable to Training Centers and Jails which are registered as factories. Further, workshop in jails registered under factories Act should be canvassed for ASI only when the products of the workshop are meant for sale. In case the products are not sold but are incidental to training to the convicts engaged at the workshop, such a workshop is outside the purviews of ASI.
Submission of Joint Returns
Although, as per rules for such registered unit of inquiry a separate return should be furnished, in special circumstances, where the accounts of two or more registered units cannot be bifurcated factory wise a joint return may be accepted in a particular ASI if all the following conditions are fulfilled:
They are located in the same State.
They belong to the Census Scheme i.e. 100 or more workers only.
They belong to the same industry at the ultimate NIC code level.
There will be no joint return in sample sector. Also there will be no joint return with Census and Sample. In such cases appropriate apportions should be done to avoid any complications in estimation different parameters. In census sector also appropriate apportions should be made if some changes occur in joint returns.
NSSO(Field Operation Division)
Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
Pre-data entry scrutiny was carried out on the schedules for inter and intra block consistency checks. Such editing was mostly manual, although some editing was automatic. But, for major inconsistencies, the schedules were referred back to NSSO (FOD) for clarifications/modifications.
Code list, State code list, Tabulation program and ASICC code are available in the External Resources which are used for editing and data processing as well..
B. Tabulation procedure
The tabulation procedure by CSO(ISW) includes both the ASI 2003-04 data and the extracted data from ASI 02-03 for all tabulation purpose. For extracted returns, status of unit (Block A, Item 12) would be in the range 17 to 20. To make results comparable, users are requested to follow the same procedure. For calculation of various parameters, users are requested to refer instruction manual/report. Please note that a separate inflation factor (Multiplier) is available for each unit against records belonging to Block-A. The multiplier is calculated for each sub-stratum (i.e. State X NIC-98 (4 Digit) X sub-stratum) after adjusting for non-response cases.
Please note that for all processing Status of unit code to be taken as 1,2 and 17 to 20.
C. Merging of unit level data
As per existing policy to merge unit level data at ultimate digit level of NIC'98 (i.e., 5 digit) for the purpose of dissemination, the data have been merged for industries having less than three units within State, District and NIC-98 (5 Digit) with the adjoining industries within district and then to adjoining districts within a state. There may be some NIC-98 (5 Digit) ending with '9' that do not figure in the book of NIC '98. These may be treated as 'Others' under the corresponding 4-digit group. To suppress the identity of factories data fields corresponding to PSL number, Industry code as per Frame (4-digit level of NIC-98) and RO/SRO code have been filled with '9' in each record.
After pre-data entry scrutiny, all the scrutinised schedules were entered by manual typing through data entry software which was prepared in house. CSO has full fledged Data Processing Centre with technical staff to take up all the processing activities on well established Client-Server architecture system that is used for in house data entry and validation. After data entry, verification of the schedules was also done programmatically. After all kinds of coverage checking and verification, logical validation was done and then the tables were prepared as per the tabulation programme.
The results of ASI are produced in the form of two volumes. Volume - I presents statewise and industry-wise data relating to capital, employments, output - gross and net and several other economic parameters relevant to the industrial sector. Volume -II provides details on materials consumed and ex-factory of products and by products both at all-India level as well as at the level of state/UTs. RSE of estimates at all India level are also available in Volume-I.
Estimates of Sampling Error
Relative Standard Error (RSE) is calculated in terms of worker, wages to worker and GVA using the formula. Programs developed in Visual Foxpro are used to compute the RSE of estimates.
To check for consistency and reliability of data the same are compared with the NIC-2digit level growth rate at all India Index of Production (IIP) and the growth rates obtained from the National Accounts Statistics at current and constant prices for the registered manufacturing sector.
Deputy Director General, CC
Ministry of Statistics and P.I
DDG CSO(IS Wing),Kolkata
Ministry of Statistics and P.I
Deputy Director General
CSO (IS Wing)
Deputy Director General
The ASI data at factory level are strictly confidential and are to be used only for statistical purposes after aggregation.
The collection of Statistics Act assures confidentiality of the data to the factories.
To ensure confidentiality, data of factories with less than three units in an industry are merged. Location of the unit is also not divulged in the micro data.
Data is chargeable. Document accessing for data may be seen at "Data Access" tab on home page of Micro Data Archieve.
ASI Survey 2003-04, provided by CSO(IS Wing) Kolkata.
Disclaimer and copyrights
The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.
ASI 2003-04, CSO (IS Wing), Kolkata
DDI Document ID
Ministry of Statistics and P I
Documentation of the study
Date of Metadata Production
DDI Document version
Version 01 (April,2014) Edited version based on DDI (IND-CSO-ASI-2003-04) that was done by MOSPI, CC.