Survey on Coding Skills


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    • Recently, NSSO carried out a survey to measure the number of people capable of writing computer programs in the country .


    • The National Sample Survey Office, under the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation  conducted the “multiple indicator survey” from January 2020 to August 2021.
    • The survey report was released earlier this month as part of the NSSO’s 78th round.
    • Findings:
      • It observed that there are more young men and women in South India who can write computer programs using specialised languages, or code, than in other parts of the country
      • Specifically, 9.8% of people aged 15-29 in Kerala — the highest in India — were adept at programming, followed by Sikkim (6.8%), Tamil Nadu (6.3%), Karnataka (6.2%), Telangana (5.7%) and Andhra Pradesh (4.2%). The States near the bottom of the table included Bihar (0.5%), Chhattisgarh (0.7%), Assam (0.7%), and Meghalaya (0.2%).
    • The reason for the findings can be attributed to high literacy rates, the presence of IT hubs such as Bengaluru and Hyderabad, and the availability of skilled young professionals.

    National Statistical Office

    • The National Statistical Office(NSO) consists of the Central Statistical Office (CSO) and the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO).
    • It acts as the nodal agency for planned development of the statistical system in the country. Along with release of important indicators,It also lays down and maintains norms and standards in the field of statistics,