National Family Health Survey (NFHS) – UPSC Prelims

  • NFHS is a large-scale, multi-round survey conducted in a representative sample of households throughout India.
  • International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS) Mumbai serves as the nodal agency.
  • Ministry of Health and Family Welfare monitors survey.
  • IIPS:
    • Established in 1956
    • By Dorabji Tata Trust, the Government of India and the United Nations (UN)
    • It has established itself as the premier institute for training and research in population studies for developing countries in the Asia and Pacific region.
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