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

 

ALL-INDIA CONSUMER PRICE INDEX NUMBERS FOR AGRICULTURAL AND

 RURAL LABOURERS ON BASE 1986-87=100 JANUARY-2015

1.         The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers (Base: 1986-87=100) for January, 2015 decreased by 3 and 2 points   to stand at 804 (Eight hundred and four) points and 808 (Eight hundred and eight) points respectively.

2.         The fall/rise in index varied from State to State. In case of Agricultural Labourers, it recorded a decrease between 1 to 18 points in 11 states and an increase between 1 to 7 points in 7 states while it remained stationary in 2 states. Haryana with 895 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 658 points stood at the bottom.

3.         In case of Rural Labourers, it recorded a decrease between 1 to 14 points in 12 States and an increase between 1 to 8 points in 6 States while it remained stationary in 2 States.  Haryana with 891 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 691 points stood at the bottom.

4.         Meghalaya and Assam States for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers registered the maximum decrease of 18 and 14 points respectively due to decrease in the prices of poultry, mustard oil, onion, chillies green, turmeric whole, vegetables & fruits, sugar, gur and pan-leaf.  Karnataka and Rajasthan States for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers registered the maximum increase of 7 and 8 points respectively mainly due to increase in the prices of rice, wheat-atta, pulses, chillies green, jowar, maize, fish fresh, firewood, washing soap and barber charges.

5.         Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL and CPI-RL increased from 5.49% and 5.74% in December, 2014 to 6.21% and 6.46% in January,2015. Inflation based on food index of CPI-AL and CPI-RL is 5.29% and 5.55% respectively during January, 2015.

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

Group

Agricultural Labourers

Rural  Labourers

 

Dec., 2014

Jan., 2015

Dec., 2014

Jan., 2015

General Index

807

804

810

808

Food

782

776

786

780

Pan, Supari,  etc.

1162

1170

1174

1182

Fuel & Light

906

919

903

917

Clothing, Bedding  & Footwear

805

806

815

815

Miscellaneous

779

782

777

780

 

7.         The CPI - AL/RL for February, 2015 will be released on 20 th March, 2015.