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Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
19-November-2010 17:42 IST
All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers on base 1986-87=100 –October, 2010

            The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers (Base: 1986-87=100) for October, 2010 increased by 4 and 3 points respectively to stand at 566 (Five hundred and sixty six) points for Agricultural Labourers and 565 (Five hundred sixty five ) points for Rural Labourers.

            The rise/fall in index varied from State to State.  In case of Agricultural Labourers, it recorded an increase between 1 to 17 points in 17 States and a decrease between 1 to 2 points in 3 States. Haryana with 641 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 492 points stood at the bottom.

            In case of Rural Labourers, it recorded an increase between 1 to 18 points in 17 States and a decrease between 1 to 2 points in 3 States.  Haryana with 636 points topped the index table whereas Tripura with the index level of 509 points stood at the bottom.

            The Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and  Rural Labourers in respect of  Tripura State registered the maximum increase of 17 and 18 points respectively mainly due to increase in the prices of rice, muri,  moong dal, goat meat, fish fresh, onion, vegetables & fruits, gur and shirting cloth cotton. On the other hand, the Consumer Price Index  Numbers for Agricultural Labourers in respect of Tamil Nadu State  and for Rural Labourers in respect of Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh States decreased by 2 points each mainly due to decrease in the prices of rice, jowar, bajra, pulses, pan leaf and firewood.

            Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL and CPI-RL decreased from 9.13% and 9.34% respectively in September, 2010 to 8.43% and 8.45% in October, 2010.   Respective rates of inflation during October, 2009 were 13.73% and 13.51%.

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

Group

Agricultural labourers

Rural  Labourers

 

Sept., 2010

Oct., 2010

Sept., 2010

Oct.,  2010

General Index

562

566

562

565

Food

571

574

571

575

Pan, Supari,  etc.

678

678

682

682

Fuel & Light

576

580

575

579

Clothing, Bedding  & Footwear

486

491

507

510

Miscellaneous

511

516

508

518

 

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