Painted stork and Index of Industrial Production
- Painted stork is a large wader in the stork family.
- WADER is defined as a bird which is along shorelines and Mudflats in search food over there for their survival.
- It is also known as Shorebirds in Northern America.
- IUCN: Near Threatened.
- Plains of tropical Asia south of the Himalayas in the Indian subcontinent and extending into southeast Asia.
- They won’t be able to live in the desert region, dense forests and the higher hill regions.
- The stork prefers freshwater wetlands in all seasons.
- It is not a migratory bird but it moves in a small distance within their range at the condition of weather, breeding & in search of food.
Physical characteristics: –
- Height: 93–102 cm (36.5–40 in)
- Wingspan: 150–160 cm (59–63 in)
- Weight: 2–3.5 kg (4.4–7.7 lb).
- Males and females appear alike but the males of a pair are usually larger than the female.
INDEX OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION (IIP)
- IIP is an index that shows the performance of different industrial sectors of the Indian economy.
- It is estimated and published on a monthly basis by the Central Statistical Organisation (CSO).
- Importance: Policy framing by public agencies including the Government agencies/ departments including that in the Ministry of Finance, the Reserve Bank of India etc.,
- The data is also used extensively by analysts, financial intermediaries and private companies for various purposes.
- The IIP is basically divided into three sectors Mining, Manufacturing and Electricity
- Following are the main changes brought in the new series of IIP:
- Base year has been updated to 2011-12 by upgrading the item basket and weighting structure.
- National Industrial Classification (NIC) 2008 has been adopted in the new series of IIP.
- Items in the item basket are selected at NIC 3-digit level to increase representativeness.
- Number of item groups has increased from 399 to 407out of which 149 are new/ emerging items.
- Electricity generation from renewable energy sources has been included under the ‘Electricity’ sector.
- Weights are rationalised to appropriately to reflect the actual value addition of each sector incorporating effects of subsidies.
- New use-based classification has been adopted with following categorisation: (i) Primary goods, (ii) Capital goods, (iii) Infrastructure/ construction goods, (iv) Intermediate goods, (v) Consumer durables, and (vi) Consumer non-durables.
- A review mechanism has been introduced through a Technical Review Committee.
Use-based classification of industries under Index of Industrial Production:
The industries are divided into six use-based sectors:
- Primary Goods,
- Capital Goods,
- Intermediate Goods,
- Infrastructure/ Construction goods,
- Consumer durables and
- Consumer nondurables.
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