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
October 2014 813 815

 

ALL-INDIA CONSUMER PRICE INDEX NUMBERS FOR AGRICULTURAL

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

1.         The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers (Base: 1986-87=100) for October, 2014 increased by 2 points each to stand at 813  (Eight hundred and thirteen) points and 815 (Eight hundred and fifteen) 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 12 points in 16 States and it recorded a decrease between 1 to 5 points in 4 States.  Haryana with 902 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 665 points stood at the bottom.

3.        In case of Rural Labourers, it recorded an increase between 1 to 12 points in 13 States and it recorded a decrease between 1 to 5 points in 3 States while it remained stationary in 4 States. Haryana with 894 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 705 points stood at the bottom.

4.    Tripura State for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers registered the maximum increase of 12 points each mainly due to increase in the prices of mustered oil, goat meat, fish fresh/dry, eggs, milk, mixed spices, vegetables & fruits and gur.  Gujarat State for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers registered the maximum decrease of 5 points each mainly due to decrease in the prices of rice, onion, vegetables & fruits, sugar and gur.

5.         Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL and CPI-RL decreased from 6.85% and 7.11% in September, 2014 to 6.14% and 6.40% in October, 2014. Inflation based on food index of CPI-AL and CPI-RL is 4.61% and 5.01% respectively during October, 2014.

 

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

Group

Agricultural Labourers

Rural  Labourers

 

Sept., 2014

Oct., 2014

Sept., 2014

Oct., 2014

General Index

811

813

813

815

Food

794

794

797

797

Pan, Supari,  etc.

1146

1155

1156

1165

Fuel & Light

891

892

888

889

Clothing, Bedding  & Footwear

794

799

804

808

Miscellaneous

766

771

764

769

7. The CPI - AL/RL for November, 2014 will be released on 19 th December, 2014.