PRICE completed its ICE 360° survey in August, 2016. This survey is larger is scope and size than previous surveys, covering 300,000+ households through a household listing exercise, followed by a more detailed survey of 60,360 households. Geographically, the sample has been drawn from across 216 districts, 1217 villages and 487 towns spread across 25 major states.
The survey is designed to be multi-dimensional and goes beyond incomes and savings. It also takes a deeper look at the economic and social well-being of Indian households, provides normative measures of social, political and financial inclusion, degree of access to public goods and infrastructure and welfare measures of the government.
Special feature of the survey is that it consists of a panel of 12,000 households which are common in both ICE 360° Survey, 2014 and ICE 360° Survey, 2016, which facilitates taking a longitudinal view of how the Indian consumption landscape has evolved since the new government came to power.