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

ALL-INDIA CONSUMER PRICE INDEX NUMBERS FOR AGRICULTURAL

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

1.         The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers (Base: 1986-87=100) for June, 2014 increased by 8 and 7 points respectively to stand at 785  (Seven hundred and eighty five) points and 787 (Seven hundred and eighty seven) points.

2.         The rise/fall in index varied from State to State. In case of Agricultural Labourers, it recorded an increase between 1 to 14 points in 18 States and a decrease of 1 point in 1 State. However, it remained stationary in 1 State.  Haryana with 855 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 636 points stood at the bottom.

3.        In case of Rural Labourers, it recorded an increase between 1 to 14 points in 18 States and a decrease of 2 and 3 points in 2 States.  Haryana with 848 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 670 points stood at the bottom.

4.        The Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers in respect of Meghalaya and Manipur States registered the maximum increase of 14 points each while for Rural Labourers, Tripura and Manipur States registered the maximum increase of 14 points each mainly due to increase in the prices of rice, pulses, fish fresh/dry, poultry, vegetables & fruits, fire wood and shirting cloth (cotton mill).   The Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers in respect of Rajasthan State registered a decrease of 1 point while for Rural Labourers Himachal Pradesh State registered the maximum decrease of 3 points mainly due to decrease in the prices of moong dal, gur, dhoti (cotton mill) and shirting cloth (cotton mill).  

 5.        Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL and CPI-RL decreased from 8.07% and 8.33% in May, 2014 to 7.68% and 7.81% in June, 2014. Inflation based on food index of CPI-AL and CPI-RL are 6.69% and 6.81% respectively during June, 2014.

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

Group

Agricultural Labourers

Rural  Labourers

 

May, 2014

June, 2014

May, 2014

June, 2014

General Index

777

785

780

787

Food

757

766

760

769

Pan, Supari,  etc.

1079

1088

1087

1097

Fuel & Light

870

875

868

873

Clothing, Bedding  & Footwear

774

779

783

788

Miscellaneous

740

745

737

742

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