21 Apr 2012

The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers (Base: 1986-87=100) for March, 2012 increased by 4 points and 3 points respectively to stand at 625 (Six hundred and twenty five ) points for Agricultural Labourers and 626 ( Six hundred and twenty six) points for Rural Labourers. In all the 20 States, Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers recorded an increase which varied between 1 to 11 points. Maharashtra with 694 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 519 points stood at the bottom. In case of Rural Labourers, it recorded an increase between 1 to 11 points in all the 20 States. Punjab with 691 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 539 points stood at the bottom. The Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers in respect of Punjab State registered the maximum increase of 11 points each mainly due to increase in the prices of milk, vegetables & fruits, gur, bidi, firewood, shirting cloth cotton (mill) and leather shoes. Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL and CPI-RL increased from 6.34% and 6.68% in February, 2012 to 6.84% and 7.19% respectively in March, 2012. Inflation based on food index of CPI-AL and CPI-RL are 3.94% and 4.10% respectively during March, 2012. All-India Consumer Price Index Number (General & Group-wise) Group Agricultural Labourers Rural Labourers Feb., 2012 Mar., 2012 Feb., 2012 Mar., 2012 General Index 621 625 623 626 Food 604 607 605 609 Pan, Supari, etc. 849 858 854 864 Fuel & Light 710 713 709 712 Clothing, Bedding & Footwear 615 619 624 628 Miscellaneous 600 602 596 599 The CPI - AL/RL for April, 2012 will be released on 18th May, 2012.


The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers (Base: 1986-87=100) for March, 2012 increased by 4 points and 3 points respectively to stand  at 625 (Six hundred and twenty five ) points for Agricultural Labourers and 626 ( Six hundred and twenty six) points for Rural Labourers.

In all the 20 States, Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers recorded an increase which varied between 1 to 11 points.  Maharashtra with 694 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 519 points stood at the bottom.

 In case of Rural Labourers, it recorded an increase between 1 to 11  points in all the 20  States. Punjab with 691 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 539 points stood at the bottom.

The Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers in respect of Punjab State registered the maximum increase of 11 points eachmainly due to increase in the prices of milk, vegetables & fruits, gurbidi, firewood, shirting cloth cotton (mill) and leather shoes.

Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL and CPI-RL increased from 6.34% and 6.68% in February, 2012 to 6.84% and 7.19% respectively in March, 2012.  Inflation based on food index of CPI-AL and CPI-RL are 3.94% and 4.10% respectively during March, 2012.

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

Feb., 2012
Mar., 2012
Feb., 2012
Mar., 2012
General Index
621
625
623
626
Food
604
607
605
609
Pan, Supari,  etc.
849
858
854
864
Fuel & Light
710
713
709
712
Clothing, Bedding  & Footwear
615
619
624
628
Miscellaneous
600
602
596
599
The CPI - AL/RL for April, 2012 will be released on 18th May, 2012.

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