Parliamentary Constituency Factsheet for Indicators of Nutrition, Health and Development in India


In India, data on key developmental indicators that formulate policies and interventions are routinely available for the administrative units of districts but not for the political units of Parliamentary Constituencies (PC). Members of Parliament (MPs) in the Lok Sabha, each representing 543 PCs as per the 2014 India map, are the representatives with the most direct interaction with their constituents. The MPs are responsible for articulating the vision and the implementation of public policies at the national level and for their respective constituencies. In order for MPs to efficiently and effectively serve their people, and also for the constituents to understand the performance of their MPs, it is critical to produce the most accurate and up-to-date evidence on the state of health and well-being at the PC-level. However, absence of PC identifiers in nationally representative surveys or the Census has eluded an assessment of how a PC is doing with regards to key indicators of nutrition, health and development.


On this website, we report PC estimates for indicators of nutrition, health and development derived from two data sources:

The methodology to produce the PC estimates from district-level data is provided in: “Burden of Child Malnutrition in India: A View from Parliamentary Constituencies.” Further details on the methodology is provided in: “Robust Parliamentary Constituency Estimates: Geographic Data Science Approaches.”

We also provide tables of the PC estimates for over 100 indicators:

Mapping Nutrition, Health and Development Indicators for PCs

The PC estimates for each of the indicators are classified into quintiles for map visualizations. Darker and lighter shades of blue and red represent “better off” and “worse off” PCs, respectively, with gray for “average” PCs. The exceptions to this color scheme are marked with * in the indicator list below whereby the indicator does not necessarily have a natural “worst to best” grading. Finally, for each indicator we provide a printable version of the map (without PC names) and a version of the map where users when they zoom in at 400%+ in the PDF can see the PC name and the value of the specific indicator. The suggested citation for any use of the maps in this website is:

  • Blossom J, Kumar R, Kim R, Swaminathan A, Swaminathan G, Rajpal S, Joe W, Subramanian S V. 2019. Visualizing Parliamentary Constituency Factsheet for Indicators of Nutrition, Health and Development in India. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis and Center for Population and Development Studies.

NFHS-4 Parliamentary Constituency Factsheet

Population and Household Profile

NSS PC Factsheet

Nutrition Profile

Socioeconomic Profile

Household Expenditure Profile

Additional Resources

Last updated: May 14, 2019