Annual Survey of Industries(ASI)

The Annual Survey of Industries (ASI) is the principal source of industrial statistics in India. It provides information to assess the changes in the growth and structure of organized manufacturing sector comprising activities related to manufacturing processes, repair services gas and water supply and cold storage..

1 ASI Schedule:

ASI schedule is the basic tool to collect required data from the factories registered under Sections 2(m)(i) and 2(m)(ii) of the Factories Act, 1948. This schedule has two parts.


To collect data on Assets and Liabilities, Employment and Labour cost, Receipts, Expenses, Input items: indigenous and imported, Products and By-products, Distributive Expenses, etc.


To collect data on different aspects of labour statistics, namely, working days, man-days worked, absenteeism, labour turnover, man-hours worked etc.

Coverage of Units:

It covers all factories registered under

  • 1. Sections 2(m)(i) and 2(m)(ii) of the Factories Act, 1948, where the manufacturing process is defined under Section 2(k) of the said Act.
  • 2. The survey also covers bidi &cigar manufacturing establishments registered under the Bidi and Cigar Workers (Conditions of Employment) Act 1966.
  • 3. Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) and eligible captive plants are also covered in the Survey.
  • 2m(i) : ten or more workers are working in manufacturing process with aid of power
  • 2m(ii) : 20 or more workers are working in manufacturing process without aid of power

Captive generating plant

means a power plant set up by any person to generate electricity primarily for its (his) own use. Also, by this definition, a group of industries can set up a big generating station for their groups’ use and sell excess power.

Uncovered Units

  • a) All Government Departments
  • b) Defense establishments
  • c) Oil storage and distribution Depot
  • d) The electricity units registered with the CEA (Central Electricity Authority)
  • e) The departmental units such as railway workshops, RTC workshops, Govt. Mints, sanitary and water supply, gas storage
  • f) Restaurants and Cafes
  • g) Technical training institutions not producing anything for sale or exchange.
  • h) Oil storage and distribution units


ASI is designed to obtain comprehensive and detailed data for the following objectives, viz.,

  • 1. Estimation of the contribution of manufacturing industries as a whole and of each type of industry to the "State Income"
  • 2. To analyze the various factors influencing industries in the State,

Annual Survey of Industries(ASI) Reports

1 Annual Survey of Industries(ASI) Reports 2012-13