Staff Reporter

MADURAI: The 65th round of National Sample Survey will have its first comprehensive survey of domestic tourism this year. Housing conditions and urban slums will also be covered under the survey.

The 65th round of NSS will begin on July 1 and continue till June 30, 2009. The present survey aims to bridge the major data gaps in the respective fields of tourism, housing conditions and urban slums.

A press release said a training camp would be held prior to the survey for 70 field officers belonging to Tamil Nadu region of National Sample Survey Organisation at Hotel Germanus from June 23 to 25.

M. Madhusudhanan, Director, NSSO (Field Operations Division), and Yogi, Additional Director General, NSSO, would impart training.