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
September 2014 811 813

 

ALL-INDIA CONSUMER PRICE INDEX NUMBERS FOR AGRICULTURAL

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

1.         The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers (Base: 1986-87=100) for September, 2014 increased by 3 points each to stand at 811  (Eight hundred and eleven) points and 813 (Eight hundred and thirteen) points respectively.

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 17 States and it recorded a decrease between 1 to 3 points in 3 States.  Haryana with 901 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 666 points stood at the bottom.

3.        In case of Rural Labourers, it recorded an increase between 1 to 14 points in 18 States and it recorded a decrease between 1 to 3 points in 2 States. Haryana with 894 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 705 points stood at the bottom.

4.        Gujrat State for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers registered the maximum increase of 14 points each mainly due to increase in the prices of wheat-atta, jowar, pulses, fish fresh, milk, vegetables & fruits, gur, firewood, cinema ticket, barger charges and washing soap.   West Bengal State for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers registered the maximum decrease of 3 points each mainly due to decrease in the prices of rice and firewood.

5.         Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL and CPI-RL decreased from 7.16% and 7.57% in August, 2014 to 6.85% and 7.11% in September, 2014. Inflation based on food index of CPI-AL and CPI-RL are 5.73% and 5.98% respectively during September, 2014.

 

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

Group

Agricultural Labourers

Rural  Labourers

 

Aug., 2014

Sept., 2014

Aug., 2014

Sept., 2014

General Index

808

811

810

813

Food

791

794

795

797

Pan, Supari,  etc.

1135

1146

1144

1156

Fuel & Light

885

891

882

888

Clothing, Bedding  & Footwear

790

794

796

804

Miscellaneous

761

766

758

764

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