What is the news?
The Union Cabinet has approved the continuation of the capacity development (CD) scheme till March 2026.
What is Capacity Development Scheme?
Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation
Type: Central Sector Scheme
Aim: To augment infrastructural, technical as well as manpower resources for enabling availability of credible and timely official statistics.
Sub-Schemes: The scheme comprises two sub schemes:
– Support for Statistical Strengthening (SSS): It aims to improve the statistical capacity and operations of State Statistical Systems for collecting, compiling and disseminating reliable official statistics.
– Economic Census: It gives the complete count of all non-farm economic establishments located within the geographical boundary of India. Economic Census provides disaggregated information on various operational and structural variables of all such establishments of the country.
Source: This post is based on the article “Govt extends capacity development scheme till March 2026” published in Live mint on 16th Feb 2022