The baseline wave of LASI is currently underway in seven states and union territories, with data collection in additional regions to start soon. Phase I, Wave I of LASI began in the states of Gujarat, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, and Haryana, as well as the union territories of Delhi--National Capital Region, Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli commenced in April.
Data collection will begin soon in the remaining Phase I, Wave I regions: the states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Goa, and Bihar, and the union territories of Puducherry and Lakshadweep. The remaining 18 Indian states, along with two additional union territories, are part of Phase II, Wave I of LASI, data collection for which is scheduled to begin later in 2017.
March 22, 2016
From Left to Right: David E. Bloom, LASI PI and professor of economics and demography at HSPH; Soniya Mishra, project manager of LASI at IIPS; P. Arokiasamy, LASI PI and professor of population studies at IIPS; Jinkook Lee, LASI PI and senior economist and Director of the Program on Global Aging, Health, and Policy at USC; Dharitri Panda, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India; Vimmi Chaudhary, anchor of the LASI launch event; Sanjay Mohanty, professor of economics and demography at IIPS; T.V. Sekher, professor of sociology and demography at IIPS; Vijay Tewari, Health Education Officer at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India; and Dipti Govil assistant professor of population studies at IIPS.