Shri Srikant Kumar
Jena, Minister of State (Independent charge), Ministry of Statistics and
Programme Implementation announced the release of the monthly
provisional Consumer Price Index (CPI) on Base 2010 = 100 along with
annual inflation rates for October 2012, compiled by the Central
All India provisional General (all groups) CPI numbers of October 2012
for rural, urban and combined are 126.7, 122.6 and 124.9 respectively.
Provisional annual inflation rate based on all India general CPI
(Combined) for October 2012 on point to point basis (October 2012 over
October 2011) is 9.75 %. The corresponding provisional inflation rates
for rural and urban areas are 9.98 % and 9.46 % respectively. Inflation
rates (final) for rural, urban and combined for September 2012 are 9.79
%, 9.72 % and 9.73% respectively.