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
June 2015 820 824

 

ALL-INDIA CONSUMER PRICE INDEX NUMBERS FOR

AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL LABOURERS ON BASE 1986-87=100 JUNE-2015

 

1.         The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers (Base: 1986-87=100) for June, 2015 increased by 9 points and 8 points to stand at 820 (Eight hundred and twenty) points and 824 (Eight hundred and twenty four) 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 18 points in 16 States and a decrease between 2 to 15 points in 3 States while it remained stationary in 1 State. Haryana with 909 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 669 points stood at the bottom.

3.         In case of Rural Labourers, it recorded an increase between 1 to 18 points in 17 States and a decrease between 2 to 12 points in 3 States.  Haryana with 907 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 708 points stood at the bottom.

4.         The Consumer Price Index Numbers of Tamilnadu State in case of Agricultural Labourers and Andhra Pradesh State in case of Rual Labourers registered the maximum increase of 18 points each mainly due to increase in the prices of jowar, bajra, pulses, groundnut oil, fish fresh/dry, onion, chillies green/dry, vegetables & fruits and firewood. On the contrary, Index of Jammu & Kashmir State registered the maximum decrease of 15 points for Agricultural Labourers and the indices of Jammu & Kashmir and Odisha States registered the maximum decrease of 12 points each for Rural Labourers due to decrease in the prices of rice, wheat atta, vegetables & fruits and chair.

5.         Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL and CPI-RL increased from 4.38% and 4.62% in May, 2015 to 4.46% and 4.70% in June, 2015. Inflation based on food index of CPI-AL and CPI-RL is 3.13% and 3.51% respectively during June, 2015.

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

Group

Agricultural Labourers

Rural  Labourers

 

May, 2015

June, 2015

May, 2015

June, 2015

General Index

811

820

816

824

Food

780

790

785

796

Pan, Supari,  etc.

1204

1210

1217

1222

Fuel & Light

932

936

930

933

Clothing, Bedding  & Footwear

814

818

824

828

Miscellaneous

791

794

789

792

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