Time Use in India 2019 Survey

Published on October 04, 2020
Current Context: A survey titled as ‘Time Use Survey’ was conducted by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.
Time Use in India 2019 Survey
  • The survey shows the measurement of participation of men and women in paid and unpaid activities during the period of January 2019 to December 2019. 
  • The survey was conducted by analysing 1.39 lakh households comprising 4.47 lakh people over the age of 6 years.
  • This survey gives information related to time spent in unpaid caregiving activities, volunteer work, unpaid domestic services of household members, time spent on learning, leisure activities, self-care activities etc.
  • As per the survey report, 38.2% of population engage themselves in employment and related activities They spend around 7 hours and 9 minutes daily each day for this purpose. 
  • When compared gender-wise, only 18.4% women engage themselves in employment and related activities when compared with 57.3% men. 
  • Men spend 7 hours 39 minutes and women spend 5 hours 33 minutes in employment and related activities. 
  • In Unpaid domestic work, women’s participation is around 81.2% as compared to men to 26.1%. The Unpaid domestic work includes cleaning, cooking housekeeping and household activities.
  • In Unpaid domestic work, women contribute around 5 hours of time and men contributes 1 hour 37 minutes of time. Thus, women contributes thrice as much as time in Unpaid domestic work than men. 
  • In Unpaid Care giving activities, women participates to around 27.6% of time and men participates 14% of the time. 
  • As per the survey in India, participation in culture, leisure, mass-media and sports activities through reading ,watching TV is high i.e. at 86.9%, which comprises to around 165 minutes per day on an average. 
  • Participation in social activities like chatting, community participation, mass-media is high i.e. at 91.3%, which comprises to around 143 minutes per day on an average.

Question: 

Q.1 Who among the following conducted Time Use in India 2019 Survey?
a. IIT Kharagpur
b. Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
c. NITI Aayog
d. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

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