Socioeconomic High-resolution Rural-Urban Geographic panel for India (SHRUG)

Version 1.11 (Release Date: August 25, 2019)
  • High geographic resolution socioeconomic data spanning 1990-2013
  • Linked identifiers for Population Censuses 1991-2011 and Economic Censuses 1990-2013, at village- and town-level
    • > 600,000 villages and 8000 towns
    • Accounts for merging / splitting villages, and village-to-town transitions
  • Village- and town-level population and non-farm employment from 1990-2013 across all towns and villages
  • Public goods across all towns and villages (1991-2011)
  • Remotely sensed forest cover (2000-2014) and night lights (1994-2013)
  • Small area consumption estimates and agricultural labor share from 2012 SECC
  • All data available at constituency-level, including election results
  • Users can link directly to Pop Census or Economic Census to bring in thousands of additional fields.

SHRUG v1.1 (samosa) will be available for download on August 25, 2019. To avoid confusion, I have removed the prior version that was on this site, because it was much more limited and preliminary in nature.

SHRUG consists of data from multiple sources. If you use data from SHRUG, please visit the SHRUG site to ensure that you are citing all of the relevant sources to the data you are using.

Data from "Politics and Local Economic Growth" (AEJ Applied 9:1, 2017)

  • Coalitions of Indian state parties
  • Indian state party names matched over time, including splits
  • Constituency-level employment by industry from Economic Census (1990, 1998, 2005)
  • Constituency-level election results, 1980-2005
  • Night lights matched to constituency boundaries
  • Access Data at AEJ:Applied

Data from "Who Runs the International System" (Review of International Organizations)