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Pilot/Adhoc Surveys
Besides the regular socio-economic surveys of NSSO, taken up through 10-year survey cycle, NSSO from time to time, also undertakes pilot enquiries and ad-hoc or special surveys. Such surveys are conducted either for methodological studies or on the basis of specific requests received for such surveys, from other agencies. Some of the latest pilot surveys or other special surveys undertaken by NSSO are as follows.

Name of the Survey

Survey Period

Drug Abuse Survey

Feb 2010- May 2010

NREGA Survey

July 2009-June 2011

Gramin Dak Sevaks Survey

March - April, 2008

Baseline Survey on Well-being of Children and Women in collaboration with UNICEF

March – May, 2005

Pilot Survey on Non-Profit Institution Serving Household

July,’04 – June,’05

Pilot Survey on Food Security for World Food Programme

September’03 – February,’04

Situation Assessment Survey of Farmers

January – December, 2003

Diagnostic Survey on Cattle for the use of National Commission on Cattle

April – May, 2002

Pilot Survey on Suitability of different reference periods for measuring household consumption

January – June, 2000