The State Income Unit is the main section of the Directorate and is entrusted with the job of
preparation of State Domestic Product (SDP) estimates annually. SDP is a measure in
monetary terms of the volume of all final goods and services produced by an economy during
a given period of time accounted without duplication. SDP is a reflection of economic
development of the State and its determinate Per Capita Income is a suitable measure of the
well-being of its people.
The Directorate of Economics & Statistics, J&K has been compiling estimates of State
Domestic Product regularly both at current and constant (2011-12) prices and making them up
to date from time to time as per the guidelines recommended by the National Accounts
Division (NAD), National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics & Programme
Implementation (MoSPI), Government of India.
The SDP estimates are prepared with respect to a base year and this base year gets revised
from time to time to take into account the structural changes which have been taking place in
the economy and to depict a true picture of the economy through macro aggregates like
GSDP, NSDP capital formation, etc. Currently the base year is 2011-12.
The estimates of State Domestic Product are prepared for all the sectors of economy both in
terms of Gross and Net basis. For the purpose of preparation of these estimates, the entire
economy is divided into sectors & sub sectors in line with breakup of sectors followed at
National and sub national level. Broadly these sectors may be divided into Primary sector,
Secondary sector, Tertiary sector or Agriculture & allied sector, Industry sector and Service
A uniform methodology devised by National Statistics Office, Ministry of Statistics &
Programme Implementation is used to build up the estimates. At present, the estimates are
developed at UT level only. The efforts, are however, afoot for development of Income
estimates at district level also as they are assuming significance for variety of reasons.
Estimates built ahead of scheduled date are called Advance estimates which subsequently turn
as revised & provisional estimates with the refinements in the data from the concerned field
agencies. The estimates become final only after these are discussed with the experts of
National Accounts Division, NSO in the joint discussion held every year at Delhi.