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All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers on Base 1986-87=100 –October, 2012

New Delhi: November 20,2012

The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers (Base: 1986-87=100) for October, 2012 increased by 7 points and  6 points respectively  to stand at 680 (Six hundred and eighty) points for Agricultural Labourers and 681 (Six hundred and eighty one) points for Rural Labourers.

 

The rise/fall in index varied from State to State. In case of Agricultural Labourers, it recorded an increase which varied between 1 to 12 points in 19 States and a decrease of 1 point in 1State.  Haryana and Maharashtra with 756 points each topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 556 points stood at the bottom.

 

  In case of Rural Labourers, it recorded an increase between 1 to 11 points in  19 States and 1 State remained stationary. Haryana and Maharashtra  with 750 points each topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 580 points stood at the bottom.

 

 The Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers in respect of Karnataka State registered the maximum increase of 12 points and 11  points respectively mainly due to increase in the prices of rice, wheat atta, jowar, ragi, pulses, meat goat, fish fresh, groundnut oil, onion, gur,  pan leaf, fire wood and bus fare.  On the  other hand, the Consumer Price Index for Agricultural Labourers in respect of Haryana State registered the maximum decrease of 1 point due to decline in the prices of onion, chillies dry, vegetables & fruit and plastic shoes.

 

Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL increased from9.43% in September, 2012 to 9.85% in October, 2012 whereas in CPI-RL it  decreased from  9.93% in September, 2012 to 9.84% in October, 2012 .  Inflation based on food index of CPI-AL and CPI-RL are 8.97% and 9.28% respectively during September, 2012.

 

All-India Consumer Price Index Number (General & Group-wise)

 

 

Group

Agricultural Labourers

Rural  Labourers

 

Sept., 2012

Oct., 2012

Sept., 2012

Oct., 2012

General Index

673

680

675

681

Food

663

668

665

671

Pan, Supari,  etc.

903

913

908

918

Fuel & Light

741

754

739

751

Clothing, Bedding  & Footwear

655

660

664

668

Miscellaneous

631

638

628

635

 

 The CPI - AL/RL for November, 2012 will be released on 20th December, 2012.

 

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