Selected Socio-Economic Statistics, India 2017

India has a very long tradition of collection of socio-economic statistics through the Population Census, National Sample Surveys and as a by-product of Administrative Statistics. Socio-Economic statistics play an integral role in achieving sustainable development objectives. The need for improvements in the field of data and statistics to monitor progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the associated need for statistical capacity building in developing countries have been highly recognized. As the country is committed to the Post 2015 Global Development Agenda, that is achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this publication could be an important source of information to the indicators related to some of the SDGs set. This publication provides a comprehensive picture of the socio-economic situation of the country enabling informed decision making.

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