Q. “Annual Survey of Industries (ASI)” often seen in news is conducted by?

[A] NITI Aayog

[B] Ministry of Industries

[C] Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation

[D] Department of Economic Affairs

Answer: C

Explanation: The ASI, conducted by MoSPI, is an important source of industrial statistics of the  registered organised manufacturing sector of the economy.

It covers all factories registered under Sections 2m(i) and 2m(ii) of the Factories Act, 1948, i.e., those factories employing ten or more workers using power; and those employing twenty or more workers without using power.

Source: Economic Survey