Socio-economic statistical data is collected through various sources such as the Census of India, Reserve Bank of India, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Ministry of Micro Small Medium enterprises, and other government websites. The advancement of digital technology has enabled tremendous growth in the easy accessibility and availability of statistical data. However, data literacy in India is still low for various reasons. Thus, it becomes critical to have clean, organized, and error-free data updated regularly, enabling multiple stakeholders such as businesses, policymakers, researchers, and academia to contribute towards sustainable development effectively.
There has been a substantial improvement in the socio-economic development in India over the years. However, it is also evident that certain states, districts, and villages have outperformed others in several indicators leading to an imbalanced society. To identify geographies that distinctly pose scope for further improvement or demonstrate outstanding potential for growth and business investment, it is quintessential to have statistical indicators that can be compared across different regions across the length and breadth of India. Recognizing this need, MICA-The School of Ideas, publishes the “MICA Socio-Economic Report” annually, starting from 2020, comprising one volume per state. The 2021 Report presents 62 indicators for all districts in states and UTs.