Tuesday, 26 June 2007

INDIA: NSSO survey to cover remittances

Express News Service
Pune, June 25: Acknowledging the funds sent back home by intra-national and international migrants as important to the economy, the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) is for the first time collecting data on the amount of remittances received and its use by households in this year’s socio-economic survey.
“While migration with respect to employment was last studied in the 55th round (July ‘99-June 2000), it was primarily on the causes and the characteristics of migration,” said KB Surwade, director of the field operations division, NSSO, Maharashtra-South. The division is conducting a training session before the start of the survey for its field officers from Pune region attached with the Centre and State from June 25 to 28 at the Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industries & Agriculture (MCCIA), Tilak Road. [Read more]

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