Sikkim has been participating in this national venture by conducting the survey since the 34th round of NSS in 1979, the subject of the round was Hotel and restaurant enterprise, service and construction enterprise and mining and quarrying enterprise, with matching samples to provide more disaggregated results at regional level. DESM&E is the sole agency of the state government participating in this survey. DESM&E collects the basic data from the households in the State samples through its own field staff namely statistical Inspector, Statistical Investigators and Field Assistants stationed at state head quarter and at the DSOs.

The National Sample Survey (NSS) was set up by the Government of India in 1950 with a view to obtain comprehensive and continuing information relating to social, economics, demographic, industrial and agricultural issues through a large scale scientific sampling methods. The NSS is a continuing survey in the sense that it is carried out in the form of successive "rounds", each round usually of a year's duration covering several topics of current interest. The surveys are conducted through household interviews, using a random sample of households covering practically the entire geographical area of the country. As the NSS samples were small, the state governments were invited to participate with matching samples so as to enable the preparation of estimates at sub-state level which was not possible with the Central Sample alone.

Entire programme of every round of survey is designed by the NSSO. After pre-test and expertise discussion on the instruction to the field agency and formats of schedules to be canvassed in depth the survey programme of the year is released in its final shape. The central and state agencies are doing their field work independently with the samples allotted separately for Centre and State. Department of Economics, Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation (DESME) collects the basic data from State sample through its own field investigators. The questionnaires, concepts, definitions etc. used are the same as those of NSSO used in the Central sample.

After completing the field work of each round, the schedules are scrutinized in district offices and headquarters by the officers of the NSS units in the District Offices and in the DESME Headquarters. Then data entry, data validation and table generation are done with the software provided by NSSO. On the basis of estimates derived from state sample data, the report is prepared.

The subject coverage of the Sample Survey from 50th Round (July 1993 - June 1994) onwards are as follows:-

 

Round

Period

Subject

50th

July 1993 - June 1994

1) Quinquennial round of survey on household
consumer expenditure.
2) Employment and unemployment.
3) Rural retail price.
.

51st

July 1994-June 1995

 

1) Economic and operational characteristics of small manufacturing and repair enterprise in unorganised sector.
2) Consumer expenditure and rural retail price.

52nd

July 1995 June 1996

1) Health care and education.
2) Problems of age (60 years & above)
3) Consumer expenditure.
4) Availability of some infrastructural facilities to villages.

53rd

January 1997 December 1997

1) Survey of small trading units. OATE and non-directory
trading establishment NDTE excluding those that are
in public sector.
2) Consumer expenditure.

54th

January1998 June 1998

 

 

(August 1998 - June 1999)
Special Enterprise Survey(VAPW)

Survey of common property resources, sanitation

and hygiene services.
2) Consumer expenditure.

1) Value added per worker in 14 non-agricultural activities.
2) Unorganised manufacture, repair services, whole
sale rate, retail trade, hotel, restaurants, transport,
health, education, communication, real estate, business,
services, legal services, personal services.

55th

July 1999-June 2000

1) Employment and unemployment.
2) Informal non-agricultural enterprise.
3) Consumer expenditure.

56th

July 2000 June 2001

1) Economic and operation characteristics of small
manufacturing enterprises in unorganised sector.
2) Employment and unemployment.
3) Consumer expenditure.

57th

July 2001 June 2002

1) Survey on all OAE and establishment of unorganised
service sector (excluding trade and finance)
2) Consumer expenditure.
3) Employment and unemployment.

58th

July 2002 December 2002

1) Disability, housing, condition village facilities,
slum particulars.
2) Employment and unemployment.
3) Consumer expenditure.

59th

January 2003 - December 2003

1) Land & livestock holdings, debt & investment and
situation assestment for farmers.
2) Consumer expenditure.
3) Employment and unemployment.

60th

January 2004 June 2004

1) Morbidity & health care.
2) Employment and unemployment.
3) Consumer expenditure

61st

July 2004 - June 2005

1) Employment and unemployment.
2) Consumer expenditure.

62nd

July 2005-June 2006

1) Unorganised manufacturing enterprises under two
digit code 15-37 of NIC-2004.
2) Enterprises under cotton ginning, cleaning &
baling (NIC 2004 code 01405)
3) Employment and unemployment.

63rd

July 2006 - June 2007

1) Survey of service sector enterprise (excluding trade)
2) Consumer expenditure.
3) Basically repetition of 57th round in terms of
concept & definitions. Financial sector included in
this round.

64th

July 2007 June 2008

1) Employment and unemployment
2) Migration particulars.
3) Participation & expenditure in Education.
4) Consumer expenditure.

65th

July 2008 -June 2009

Domestic Tourism

66th

July 2009 - June 2010

1)Employment and unemployment
2) Consumer expenditure.

67th

July 2010 June 2011

Survey on Unincorporated Non-agricultural Enterprises (Excluding Construction)

68th

July 2011 - June 2012

Employment and un-employment and Consumer expenditure.

69th

July 2012-December 2012

Drinking Water, Sanitation Hygiene and Housing condition and Particulars of slums in India

70th

January 2013 December 2013

Situation of Agricultural Households

71st

January 2014 -June 2014

1) Social Consumption : Health
2) Social Consumption: Education

72nd

July 2014 - June 2015

Domestic Tourism

73rd

July 2015 June 2016

Survey on Unincorporated Non-agricultural Enterprises (Excluding Construction)

 

Pooled results of 66th Round

 

State: SIKKIM Sector: RURAL [SCHEDULE 1.0 TYPE-I] Pooling method: MATCHING RATIO

 

Table-1.1a(R): District wise estimated no of households(00) and their RSEs for central, state and pooled sample

Dist
code

Estimated_households (00)

RSE of Estimated households

Sample households

central

state

pooled

central

state

pooled

central

state

pooled

1

97

71

84

7.50

9.63

5.94

64

64

128

2

284

257

270

2.60

2.51

1.82

160

160

320

3

318

211

264

2.08

5.63

2.58

160

160

320

4

497

442

469

3.32

5.22

3.02

224

224

448

All

1195

981

1088

1.72

2.81

1.58

608

608

1216

 

State: SIKKIM Sector: URBAN [SCHEDULE 1.0 TYPE-I] Pooling method: MATCHING RATIO

 

Table-1.1a(U): District wise estimated no of households(00) and their RSEs for central, state and pooled sample

Dist code

Estimated_households (00)

RSE of Estimated households

Sample households

central

state

pooled

central

state

pooled

central

state

pooled

1

4

3

4

12.99

2.37

6.56

32

32

64

2

5

3

4

7.01

11.34

6.11

32

32

64

3

11

9

10

30.37

3.17

16.76

32

32

64

4

196

119

158

17.43

1.54

10.83

64

64

128

All

216

135

175

15.89

1.4

9.82

160

160

320

 

 

IMPORTANT INDICATORS
Area: 7096 sq kms   |   State Capital : Gangtok   |  Number of district: 4  |  Sub division: 16   |  Literacy rate: 81.4%  |  Sex ratio: 890 per thousand males  |  Density: 86 person per sq.km  |  Per capita income at current prices: Rs 29,7765.00  |  Per capita income at constant prices: Rs 21,8333.00  |  Birth rate: 17.1  |  Death rate: 5.1  |  Infant Mortality Rate (IMR): 19  |  Neonatal Mortality: 19.4  |  Post Neonatal: 14.3  |  Child Mortality: 6.7  |  Under Five Mortality: 32  |  Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR): 8  |  Total Fertility Rate (TFR): 1.2