All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers on Base 1986-87=100 –September, 2013

The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers (Base: 1986-87=100) for September, 2013 increased by 5 points  and 6 points respectively to stand at 759  ( Seven hundred and fifty nine) points each.

 

The rise/fall in index varied from State to State. In case of Agricultural Labourers, it recorded an increase which varied between 1 to 19 points in 19 States and a decrease of 6 points in 1 State.  Haryana with 836 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 608 points stood at the bottom.

 

In case of Rural Labourers, it recorded an increase between 2 to 19 points in 18 States, a decrease of 7 points in 1 State and  remained stationary in 1 State.  Haryana with 830 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh State with the index level of 640 points stood at the bottom.

 

Haryana State registered the maximum increase of 19 points each  for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers mainly due to increase in the prices of wheat atta,  bajara atta, vanaspati, meat goat, milk, ghee, onion,  vegetables & fruits, firewood and shirting cloth cotton mill.  On the other hand, Karnataka State registered a decline of 6 points for Agricultural Labourers and  7 points for  Rural Labourers mainly due to decrease in the prices of rice, jowar, mustard oil, poultry, chillies green, vegetables & fruits and earthen ware.

 

Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL and  CPI-RL decreased from 13.21% and 12.89% in August, 2013 to 12.78% and 12.44% in September, 2013.  Inflation based on food index of CPI-AL and CPI-RL are 13.27% and 13.08 % respectively during September, 2013.

 

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

 

Group

Agricultural Labourers

Rural  Labourers

 

Aug., 2013

Sept., 2013

Aug., 2013

Sept., 2013

General Index

754

759

753

759

Food

747

751

748

752

Pan, Supari,  etc.

1000

1004

1009

1013

Fuel & Light

827

837

824

834

Clothing, Bedding  & Footwear

719

728

725

737

Miscellaneous

689

696

683

691

 

The CPI - AL/RL October, 2013will be released on 20th November, 2013.

19 October 2013

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