Labour Bureau
Government of India

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PRESS NOTE

ALL-INDIA CONSUMER PRICE INDEX NUMBERS FOR

AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL LABOURERS

Month CPI-AL CPI-RL
January 2014 757 759
February 2014 757 759
March 2014 763 765
April 2014 771 773
May 2014 777 780
June 2014 785 787
July 2014 799 801
August 2014 808 810

 

ALL-INDIA CONSUMER PRICE INDEX NUMBERS FOR AGRICULTURAL

AND RURAL LABOURERS ON BASE 1986-87=100 AUGUST, 2014

1.         The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers (Base: 1986-87=100) for August, 2014 increased by 9 points each to stand at 808  (Eight hundred and eight) points and 810 (Eight hundred and ten) points respectively.

2.         The rise in index varied from State to State. In case of Agricultural Labourers, it recorded an increase between 2 to 20 points in 19 States and remained stationary in 1 State.  Haryana with 892 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 654 points stood at the bottom.

3.        In case of Rural Labourers, it recorded an increase between 1 to 20 points in 19 States and remained stationary in 1 State. Haryana with 885 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 693 points stood at the bottom.

4.        Kerala State for Agricultural Labourers and Kerala & Orissa States for  Rural Labourers registered the maximum increase of 20 points each mainly due to increase in the prices of rice, pulses, milk, chillies-dry, vegetables & fruits, gur, tea-readymade and hair oil.  

5.         Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL and CPI-RL decreased from 7.97% and 8.10% in July, 2014 to 7.16% and 7.57% in August, 2014. Inflation based on food index of CPI-AL and CPI-RL are 5.89% and 6.28% respectively during August, 2014.

 

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

Group

Agricultural Labourers

Rural  Labourers

 

July, 2014

Aug., 2014

July, 2014

Aug., 2014

General Index

799

808

801

810

Food

783

791

786

795

Pan, Supari,  etc.

1102

1135

1112

1144

Fuel & Light

879

885

876

882

Clothing, Bedding  & Footwear

783

790

790

796

Miscellaneous

752

761

750

758

7. The CPI - AL/RL for September, 2014 will be released on 20 th October, 2014.