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Indian Annual Survey of Industries

The Annual Survey of Industries (ASI) is the principal source of industrial statistics in India. It provides statistical information to assess changes in the growth, composition and structure of organised manufacturing sector comprising activities related to manufacturing processes, repair services, gas and water supply and cold storage. The Survey is conducted annually under the statutory provisions of the Collection of Statistics Act 1953, and the Rules framed there-under in 1959, except in the State of Jammu & Kashmir where it is conducted under the State Collection of Statistics Act, 1961 and the rules framed there-under in 1964. This is detailed unit level microdata.

Alternative title: 
Annual Survey of Industries
Data creator: 

Central Statistics Office (Industrial Statistics Wing), Ministry of Statistics and PI, Government of India.

Central Statistics Office (Industrial Statistics Wing), Ministry of Statistics and PI, Government of India.
Data type: 
Geographic coverage: 

The ASI extends to the entire country except the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, and Sikkim and Union Territory of Lakshadweep. It covers all factories registered under Sections 2m(i) and 2m(ii) of the Factories Act, 1948 i.e. those factories employing 10 or more workers using power; and those employing 20 or more workers without using power. 

Time period: 

Central Statistics Office (Industrial Statistics Wing), Ministry of Statistics and PI, Government of India.

Mode of data collecton: 

Statutory return submitted by factories as well  as Face to face

Factories registered under the Factory Act of 1948
Unit of observation: 

Original dissemination medium: CD-ROM.

Access status: 
Access conditions and restrictions: 

University of Toronto faculty, staff & students. Terms & Conditions:

  • The confidentiality of the unit level data will be maintained and adequate precautions would be taken for not disclosing the identity of the units directly or indirectly
  • The data would be used after understanding the concepts, definitions, design and coverage of the survey for a proper appreciation of the limitations and nature of the data and for obtaining meaningful estimates and results
  • The data obtained will not be passed on either wholly or partially with or without profit to any other data user or disseminator of data with or without commercial purpose
  • The data user shall acknowledge the data source in the research output
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