State Assistance Programme of DPD
Different States and Union Territories also participate in the socio-economic NSS Round surveys conducted by NSSO; at least on an equal matching sample basis. The samples surveyed by the State Agencies are called ‘State Samples’. The state sample first stage units (FSUs) surveyed by the state agencies (BAE&S, SSB, DES, etc.) are also selected by DPD following the same sampling procedure used for selection of samples surveyed by NSSO.