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Only 3 per cent of trips taken by Indians were holidays

The Rediff Labs team analysed the 65th round of the National Sample Survey data for domestic travel to find out some interesting patterns in the way Indians travel. Here are some interesting......

29% of Indians relocated their home. See where your state stands

As per the 64th round of the National Sample Survey, nearly 29 per cent of Indians had relocated in the last 365 days. This migration rate for the country raises the question about which states......

The best housing conditions in India. Where does your state stand?

We bring you two indicators of housing conditions across India from the National Sample Survey 69th round (2012). The map above shows the percentage of households living in dwelling units that......

Are your household expenses rising?'s data journalists have visualised the National Sample Survey Office (NSS 66th round, July 2009-June 2010 and 68th round, July 2011-June 2012) data into an interactive map.The NSSO......

1 out of 5 Indians can't spend Rs 12 a day!

A study conducted by the National Sample Survey Organisation has revealed that one out of five persons in rural India does not even have the capacity to spend even 12 rupees a day."The report says......

Few flaws that are plaguing India's agriculture

The 70th report on the "Situation of Agricultural Households in India", released by the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) on Saturday, reveals that much is wrong with Indian farmers'......

India has a workforce of 47.41 crore: Govt

India has a total workforce of 47.41 crore (470 million) as per the last survey of the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) conducted in 2011-12, Parliament was told on Wednesday. Minister of State......

Unemployed in India? About 7 crore!

About 7 crore (70 million) people in the country are either unemployed or under-employed, the National Sample Survey Office has said in its latest report."As per results of the latest survey......

It's not jobless growth, show official data

Claiming that there has been a 'gross misrepresentation' of the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) data, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said, "We need to have......

Rural households spend half of urban counterparts

The National Sample Survey Organisation has found wide disparities in the monthly consumption pattern of rural and urban households during 2007-08, with the former spending just half of what their......

WADA considering banning countries of dope-tainted athletes

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is considering a blanket ban on countries whose athletes regularly dope in the wake of a series of damaging blows for the sport in recent days, according to its......

IAAF suppressed study of admitted dope cheats: Sunday Times

A general view of the signange at the China National Stadium, also known as Bird's Nest. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images World athletics' governing body has suppressed a 2011 survey......
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India's poverty rate falls to 12.4%, electricity plays big role

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