Official Data: Key Indicators of Household Social Consumption on Education in India [PDF 2.44 MB]

"The first all-India survey on social consumption was conducted by National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) in its 35th round (July 1980 - June 1981). The main objective of the survey was essentially to make an assessment of the benefits derived by various sections of the society from public expenditure such as health services (including mass immunisation and family welfare programmes), educational services, public distribution system, etc. Subsequently, the subject of social consumption was covered in 42nd round (July 1986 - June 1987), 52nd round (July 1995 - June 1996), 64th round (July 2007- June 2008) and 71st round (January 2014- June 2014). NSSO, in its 75th round, conducted survey on Household Social Consumption: Education during 1st July 2017 to 30th June 2018. This Key Indicator document is based on the data collected in this survey." [Extract from Chapter I].

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National Institution for Transforming India, Government of India. 2020. School Education Quality Index(SEQI), March 5. (Last accessed on March 5, 2020).

Radhakrishnan, A. 2019. Draft New Education Policy and Schools for the Skilling Age, The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy, September 16.

Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. 2019. Document: Draft National Education Policy 2019, June 7.

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