Methods of data collection

What are methods of data collection? Data are the special type of information generally obtained through observations, surveys, inquiries, or are generated as a result of human activity. Methods of data collection are essential for anyone who wish to collect data.  Data collection is a fundamental aspect and as a result, there are different methods …

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Human Development Index (HDI), GDI & GEM

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX (HDI) What is the human development index (HDI)? The HDI is a composite index that measures a country’s average achievements based on 3 basic aspects of  human development: longevity, knowledge, and a decent standard of living. Longevity is measured by life expectancy at birth; knowledge is measured by a combination of the …

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Human Poverty Index (HPI)

The Human Poverty Index (HPI) devised by United Nations (UN) which gave an indication of the standard of living in a country. It complemented the Human Development Index (HDI) and was first reported as part of the Human Development Report in 1997. What is the human poverty index (HPI-1 and HPI-2)? Traditionally poverty has been …

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Development Plan

Development Plan – Example of Kanpur Development Plan

Introduction-Kanpur Development Plan Development Plan of Kanpur is being made under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), which is a city-based programme, to build the capacity of cities for better urban management. It will cover 63 cities over a period of seven years starting from 2005-06. The JNNURM aims to provide an incentive …

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Impact of migration on different classes of towns in India

What is migration?   Migration A migration is defined as a move from one migration defining area  to another that was made during a given migration interval and that involved a change of residence. The movement which is purely temporary in nature, like, visiting religious places, official tour, medical treatment etc., are not to be …

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