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 2015 804 808
February 2015 803 806
March 2015 803 807
April 2015 805 809
May 2015 811 816

 

ALL-INDIA CONSUMER PRICE INDEX NUMBERS FOR AGRICULTURAL

AND RURAL LABOURERS ON BASE 1986-87=100 MAY-2015

 

1.         The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers (Base: 1986-87=100) for May, 2015 increased by 6 points and 7 points to stand at 811 (Eight hundred and eleven) points and 816 (Eight hundred and sixteen) 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 20 points in 16 States and a decrease between 1 to 15 points in 4 States.  Haryana with 907 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 660 points stood at the bottom.

3.         In case of Rural Labourers, it recorded an increase between 1 to 19 points in 16 States and a decrease between 1 to 14 points in 3 States while it remained stationary in 1 State.  Haryana with 905 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 695 points stood at the bottom.

4.         The Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers in respect of Tamilnadu State registered the maximum increase of 20 points and for Rural Labourers, Tamilnadu and West Bengal States registered the maximum increase of 19 points mainly due to increase in the prices of rice, wheat atta, pulses, onion, chillies dry, turmeric, vegetables & fruits and firewood. On the contrary, the Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers in respect of Odisha State registered the maximum decrease of 15 and 14 points respectively due to decrease in the prices of rice, fish fresh, fish dry, tobacco leaf and pan leaf.

5.         Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL and CPI-RL decreased from 4.41% and 4.66% in April, 2015 to 4.38% and 4.62% in May, 2015. Inflation based on food index of CPI-AL and CPI-RL is 3.04% and 3.29% respectively during May, 2015.

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

Group

Agricultural Labourers

Rural  Labourers

 

Apr., 2015

May, 2015

Apr., 2015

May, 2015

General Index

805

811

809

816

Food

772

780

776

785

Pan, Supari,  etc.

1202

1204

1214

1217

Fuel & Light

925

932

923

930

Clothing, Bedding  & Footwear

812

814

822

824

Miscellaneous

788

791

786

789

7.         the CPI - AL/RL for June, 2015 will be released on 20 th July, 2015.