The survey on ‘Household Expenditure on Services and Durable Goods’, conducted aspart of NSS 72nd round (July 2014-June 2015), was concerned with household expenditure on different types of consumer services and expenditure by the households on durable goods. This focused survey is expected to provide improved estimates of household expenditure on the services as compared to the same based on data collected through usual Consumer Expenditure Survey. Also, in this survey, an attempt has been made to apportion the expenditure by the households on durable goods, when the durables are used both for household consumptions and enterprises.
This document contains three chapters and three appendices. Chapter One is the introductory chapter. Chapter Two details the main features of the survey on Household Expenditure on Services and Durable Goods along with its conceptual framework. A brief summary of the key indicators is presented in Chapter Three. Notes on concepts and definitions used in this survey are illustrated in Appendix A. Details of sample design and estimation procedure are given in Appendix B and, lastly, in Appendix C, the schedule of enquiry (Schedule 1.5) which was canvassed at the selected households is provided.
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