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

ALL-INDIA CONSUMER PRICE INDEX NUMBERS FOR

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

1.         The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers (Base: 1986-87=100) for February, 2014 remained stationary to stand at 757  ( Seven hundred and fifty seven) points and 759 (Seven hundred and fifty nine) points respectively.

2.         The rise/fall in index varied from State to State. In case of Agricultural Labourers, it recorded an increase between 2 to 9 points in 11 States and a decrease between 1 to 9 points in 8 States. The index however, remained stationary in 1 State.   Haryana with 843 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 623 points stood at the bottom.

3.        In case of Rural Labourers, it recorded an increase between 1 to 7 points in 12 States, and a decrease between 1 to 8 points in 8 States. Haryana with 836 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh State with the index level of 656 points stood at the bottom.

4.        The Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers in respect of Rajasthan State registered the maximum increase of 9 points and 7 points respectively mainly due to increase in the prices of wheat, bajra,  pulses, gingely oil, milk, ghee, vegetables & fruits, sugar, dhoti cotton mill, plastic shoes, anacin and toilet soap. The Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers in respect of Andhra Pradesh State registered the maximum decrease of 9 points and 8 points respectively mainly due to decrease in the prices of rice, jowar, ragi, groundnut oil, onion, vegtable & fruits, sugar and firewood.  

 5.        Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL and CPI-RL decreased from 9.08% and 9.21% in January, 2014to 8.14% and 8.27% in February, 2014. Inflation based on food index of CPI-AL and CPI-RL are 6.85% and 6.99% respectively during February, 2014.

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

Group

Agricultural Labourers

Rural  Labourers

 

Jan., 2014

Feb., 2014

Jan., 2014

Feb., 2014

General Index

757

757

759

759

Food

737

733

739

735

Pan, Supari,  etc.

1040

1055

1048

1063

Fuel & Light

867

870

865

868

Clothing, Bedding  & Footwear

751

758

762

769

Miscellaneous

717

724

714

721

7. The CPI - AL/RL for March, 2014 will be released on 17 thApril, 2014.