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

ALL-INDIA CONSUMER PRICE INDEX NUMBERS FOR

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

1.         The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers (Base: 1986-87=100) for March, 2014 increased by 6 points each to stand at 763  ( Seven hundred and sixty three) points and 765 (Seven hundred and sixty five) 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 17 points in 19 States and a decrease of 4 points in 1 State. Haryana with 847 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 629 points stood at the bottom.

3.        In case of Rural Labourers, it recorded an increase between 1 to 15 points in 19 States and a decrease of 4 points in 1 State. Haryana with 840 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh State with the index level of 663 points stood at the bottom.

4.        The Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers in respect of Tripura State registered the maximum increase of 17 points and 15 points respectively mainly due to increase in the prices of pulses, mustard oil, fish fresh/dry, eggs, milk, mixed spices, vegetables & fruits, sugar, supari, dhoti cotton mill, saree cotton mill and barber charges. On the other hand, the Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers in respect of Orissa State registered a decrease of 4 points each mainly due to decrease in the prices of chira, chillies green, vegtable & fruits, pan leaf and aspro.  

 5.        Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL and CPI-RL increased from 8.14% and 8.27% in February, 2014 to 8.38% and 8.51% in March, 2014. Inflation based on food index of CPI-AL and CPI-RL are 7.55% and 7.53% respectively during March, 2014.

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

Group

Agricultural Labourers

Rural  Labourers

 

Feb., 2014

Mar., 2014

Feb., 2014

Mar., 2014

General Index

757

763

759

765

Food

733

741

735

743

Pan, Supari,  etc.

1055

1061

1063

1068

Fuel & Light

870

868

868

866

Clothing, Bedding  & Footwear

758

763

769

774

Miscellaneous

724

728

721

726

7. The CPI - AL/RL for April, 2014 will be released on 20 thMay, 2014.