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(05 December 2023) Government Data Roundup: CII & ADSI Reports from NCRB, Basic Animal Husbandry Statistics 2023 Among Those Released Recently


In this 43rd edition of fortnightly government data roundup, we look at NCRB’s Annual Crime in India report 2022 and Accidental Suicides and deaths in India 2022, Basic Animal Husbandry Statistics 2023, and High-level Committee Report on domestic manufacturing of Heavy Machinery.

In this 43rd edition of fortnightly government data roundup, we look at NCRB’s Annual Crime In India Report 2022 and Accidental Suicides and Deaths in India 2022, Basic Animal Husbandry Statistics 2023, and High-level Committee Report on Domestic Manufacturing of Heavy Machinery. 

Apart from these, the Union Cabinet has sanctioned the Terms of Reference for the Sixteenth Finance Commission. This commission is tasked with presenting recommendations that will be applicable for five years, starting from 01 April 2026. The Finance Commission will focus on the following key areas:

  • Distributing the net proceeds of taxes between the Union (central government) and the States, in accordance with Chapter I, Part XII of the Constitution. This involves allocating shares of these proceeds among the various States.
  • Establishing the principles that should govern grants-in-aid provided to States from the Consolidated Fund of India. Additionally, it will determine the sums to be allocated to States as grants-in-aid for their revenues under Article 275 of the Constitution, specifically for purposes other than those specified in the provisos to clause (1) of that article.
  • Recommending measures to enhance the Consolidated Fund of a State, aimed at supplementing the resources of Panchayats (local self-governing bodies at the village or town level) and Municipalities within the State. These recommendations will be based on the suggestions made by the Finance Commission of the respective State.

Among the monthly and quarterly reports, estimates of GDP for Q2:2023-24, Periodic Labour Force Survey for September 2023, Consumer Price Index for Industrial workers, rural and agricultural labourers, a combined index of eight core industries and payroll reporting in India are released.

  • As per the quarterly estimates, the Real GDP at Constant (2011-12) Prices in Q2:2023-24 is expected to reach ₹41.74 lakh crore, marking a 7.6 percent growth from the previous year’s ₹38.78 lakh crore (which saw a 6.2 percent growth). Meanwhile, the Nominal GDP at Current Prices in Q2 2023-24 is estimated at ₹71.66 lakh crore, showing a 9.1 percent increase from the previous year’s ₹65.67 lakh crore (which had a 17.2 percent increase). 
  • The quarterly Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) for July – September 2023 shows that in urban areas, the Worker Participation Rate (WPR) among individuals aged 15 years and above rose from 44.5% in July-September 2022 to 46.0% in July-September 2023. Specifically, for males, it increased from 68.6% to 69.4% during this period, while for females, it rose from 19.7% to 21.9% over the same time frame. The unemployment rate declined from 7.2% to 6.7% during the same corresponding period. 
  • The All-India CPI-Industrial Workers for October 2023 stood at 138.4 points and for September 2023, it stood at 137.5, marking an increase of 0.9 points. In terms of the one-month percentage change, it saw a rise by 0.65%, when compared to the 0.91% increase observed during the same period last year. The primary driver behind this increase in the current index was the Food and Beverages category, which contributed 0.68 percentage points to the overall change.
  • The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agriculture Labourers for October 2023 stood at 1278 for rural labourers, and 1277 for agricultural labourers. They were 1278 and 1274 respectively in September 2023. Jammu & Kashmir saw the most significant increase among states in both CPI-AL and CPI-RL, with a rise of 32 and 29 points respectively. Conversely, Kerala experienced the smallest increase in both indexes, with only a 1-point rise in each.
  • The combined Index of Eight Core Industries (ICI) showed a 12.1% increase (tentative) in October 2023 when compared to the October 2022 index. The cumulative growth rate of the ICI from April to October 2023-24 stood at 8.6% (provisional), in contrast to the same period from the previous year.
  • MoSPI’s monthly payroll report covers the period from September 2017. It provides information on the number of subscribers under three major schemes- the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) Scheme, the Employees’ State Insurance (ESI) Scheme and the National Pension Scheme (NPS). As per the report, a total of 8.91 lakh new EPF subscribers were reported in September 2023 and 9.53 lakh new subscribers in August 2023. Under the ESI Scheme, 14.69 lakhs and 14.00 lakh newly registered employees paid contributions in August and September 2023 respectively. Around 73,318 new subscribers contributed to the NPS scheme in September 2023.

Crime in India 2022

Report nameCrime in India 2022
SectorHome Affairs
Agency responsibleMinistry of Home Affairs
Frequency of releaseAnnual
Source linkCrime in India 2022

Brief about the report:

The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)’s Crime in India (CII) report is a comprehensive set of statistics on various aspects of crime in India. These statistics serve as an important tool for policymakers and other stakeholders engaged in policy formulation. The 2022 report is the 70th edition of the CII report.

Key highlights of the report:

  • In 2022, a total of 58,24,946 cognizable crimes were recorded, including 35,61,379 Indian Penal Code (IPC) crimes and 22,63,567 Special & Local Laws (SLL) crimes. This marked a decrease of 2,71,364 cases (4.5%) compared to 2021, which had 60,96,310 cases. The crime rate per lakh population dropped from 445.9 in 2021 to 422.2 in 2022.
  • IPC crimes accounted for 61.1% while SLL crimes comprised 38.9% of the total cognizable crimes in 2022. Specifically, the registration of cases under IPC and SLL Crimes decreased by 2.8% and 7.0% respectively compared to 2021.
  • Crimes against women totaled 4,45,256 cases in 2022, showing a 4.0% increase from 2021’s 4,28,278 cases. Similarly, crimes against children increased by 8.7%, with 1,62,449 cases in 2022 compared to 1,49,404 cases in 2021.
  • Incidents involving crimes against Scheduled Castes (SCs) increased by 13.1% (57,582 cases) in 2022 compared to 2021’s 50,900 cases. Additionally, crimes against Scheduled Tribes (STs) saw a 14.3% rise with 10,064 cases in 2022 compared to 8,802 cases in 2021.
  • Cybercrimes surged by 24.4% in 2022 with a total of 65,893 cases, up from 52,974 cases in 2021. 
  • 5,610 cases were registered under the category of ‘offences against the state’ in 2022, showing an 8.6% increase from the 5,164 cases in 2021.

Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India 2022

Report nameAccidental Deaths and Suicides in India 2022
SectorHome Affairs
Agency responsibleMinistry of Home Affairs
Frequency of releaseAnnual
Source linkAccidental Deaths and Suicides in India 2022

Brief about the report:

The NCRB’s Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India (ADSI) report is the comprehensive statistical information on accidental deaths and suicides in India in the country and related factors. The 2022 report is the 56th edition. 

Key Highlights:

  • A total of 4,30,504 accidental deaths were recorded in 2022, up from 3,97,530 in 2021. The rate of accidental deaths per lakh population rose from 29.1 in 2021 to 31.2 in 2022. 
  • In 2022, the country reported 8,060 deaths attributed to natural forces, with 35.8% due to lightning, 9.1% from heat/sunstroke, and 8.9% due to exposure to cold. Additionally, accidents unrelated to natural forces accounted for 7,00,688 cases, resulting in 4,22,444 fatalities and 4,28,435 injuries.
  • Accidental deaths were largely caused by traffic accidents, sudden deaths, drowning, poisoning, and accidental fires. Specifically, 7,566 fire accidents were reported, leading to 7,435 deaths and 329 injuries in 2022. Among traffic accidents, 4,72,467 incidents were recorded, including 4,46,768 road accidents, 2,560 railway crossing accidents, and 23,139 railway accidents.
  • There was an increase in suicides in 2022 with 1,70,924 cases compared to 2021’s 1,64,033 cases. The suicide rate in cities (16.4) exceeded the all-India suicide rate (12.4).
  • Family problems (other than marriage-related issues), marriage-related problems, and illness collectively accounted for 54.9% of total suicides in 2022.

Basic Animal Husbandry Statistics 2023

Report nameBasic Animal Husbandry Statistics 2023
SectorAgriculture and Livestock
Agency responsibleMinistry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying
Frequency of releaseAnnual
Source linkBasic Animal Husbandry Statistics 2023

Brief about the report:

This publication serves as a comprehensive snapshot of the Animal Husbandry sector, presenting crucial livestock statistics such as population, production, and various aspects like animal diseases and infrastructure. It acts as the main data source for estimating production figures of four Major Livestock Products (MLPs) including Milk, Egg, Meat, and Wool for a specific year.

Key Highlights:

  • During 2022-23, the country witnessed significant production figures in the livestock sector. Milk production reached 230.58 million tonnes, marking a 3.83% increase from the previous year. This resulted in a per-capita availability of 459 grams of milk per day. Uttar Pradesh emerged as the largest milk producer, contributing 15.72% to the country’s total production, followed closely by Rajasthan with 14.44%.
  • In the same period, the total egg production amounted to 138.38 billion, showcasing a 6.77% rise compared to the previous year. The per-capita availability of eggs reached 101 per annum. Andhra Pradesh led the egg production landscape with 20.13%, trailed by Tamil Nadu, Telangana, West Bengal, and Karnataka.
  • Meat production for 2022-23 hit 9.77 million tonnes, displaying a 5.13% increase. Poultry contributed significantly, accounting for 4.995 million tonnes, constituting 51.14% of the total meat production. Poultry meat production specifically increased by 4.52% from the previous year. The top five meat-producing states included Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana.
  • Wool production during this period totalled 33.61 million kilograms, showcasing a 2.12% increase. Rajasthan emerged as the leading wool producer with 47.98%, followed by Jammu & Kashmir, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Himachal Pradesh

Report on domestic Manufacturing of Heavy Equipment

Report nameReport on domestic Manufacturing of Heavy Equipment
Agency responsibleMinistry of Coal
Frequency of release
Source linkReport on domestic Manufacturing of Heavy Equipment

Brief about the policy:

To achieve the objective of reducing the country’s reliance on imports and boosting domestic production within the coal mining sector, a high-level committee chaired by the Director (Technical) of CIL was established. This committee submitted a report by recommending strategies to enhance the manufacturing of Heavy Earth Moving Machinery (HEMM) and underground mining equipment, encompassing various types of miners, and associated ancillary equipment. 

Key Highlights of the report:

  • Given the anticipation that coal will remain a primary energy source even beyond 2030, the committee’s recommendations aim to standardize equipment to facilitate domestic manufacturing for various stakeholders such as Captive/Commercial Mine operators, MDO/Outsourcing contractors, and departmental equipment, aligning with CIL’s ongoing efforts in equipment standardization.
  • The committee also suggests incorporating clauses in tenders that encourage the utilization of indigenous equipment, aligning with the “Make in India” initiative.
  • Additionally, a proposed scheme intends to incentivize manufacturers engaged in designing, developing, and producing equipment in India for a five-year period under the Make in India initiative.
  • It is recommended to further foster partnerships and collaborative ventures with globally renowned equipment manufacturers to further strengthen the indigenous manufacturing capabilities within the sector.

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