Today, the Reserve Bank of India released the sixth edition of its statistical publication titled “Handbook of Statistics on Indian States 2020-21”. Through this publication, the Reserve Bank has been disseminating wide-ranging data on the regional economies of India.
This publication follows the ‘one indicator-one table’ approach in 157 tables. It covers sub-national statistics on socio-demographics, state domestic product, agriculture, price and wages, industry, infrastructure, banking and fiscal indicators across Indian states over various time periods ranging from 1951 to 2020-21.
To make the Handbook more user friendly in terms of its portability, presentation and coverage of new items, the following changes have been introduced in the current edition of the Handbook:
In addition to the updation of the existing data series, 4 new tables have been included on the following indicators:
(i) Agriculture and Allied Activities
State-wise Storage Capacity of Foodgrains [pertains to Food Corporation of India (both own and hired) and state agencies], 2013-2020; and
State-wise Storage Capacity for Foodgrains and Utilization under Food Corporation of India for the period 2019-2021.
(ii) Social and Demographic Indicators
State-wise Gross Enrolment Ratio, 2019-20
State-wise Number of Government Hospitals in Rural and Urban Areas, including Community Health Centres (CHCs), 2019.
The electronic form of the Handbook can also be accessed on www.rbi.org.in
Comments and suggestions on the Handbook are welcome and may please be sent to the Director, Regional Economy Monitoring Division, Department of Economic and Policy Research, Reserve Bank of India, 6th Floor, Amar Building, Mumbai-400001 or please click here to send email.
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