Govt extends capacity development scheme till March 2026

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

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