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
July 2015 822 827

 

ALL-INDIA CONSUMER PRICE INDEX NUMBERS FOR AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL LABOURERS ON BASE 1986-87=100 JULY-2015

 

1.         The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers (Base: 1986-87=100) for July, 2015 increased by  2 points and  3 points to stand at 822 (Eight hundred and twenty two) points and 827 (Eight hundred and twenty seven) 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 10 points in 16 States and a decrease between 1 to 11 points in 4 States. Haryana and Karnataka States with 910 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with 676 points stood at the bottom.

3.         In case of Rural Labourers, it recorded an increase between 2 to 12 points in 16 States and a decrease of 6 and 11 points in 2 States. The index however remained stationary in 2 States.  Haryana with 909 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with 715 points stood at the bottom.

4.         The Consumer Price Index Numbers of Tripura & West Bengal States in case of Agricultural Labourers registered the maximum increase of 10 points each and Tripura State in case of Rual Labourers registered the maximum increase of 12 points mainly due to increase in the prices of rice, wheat atta, pulses, mustard oil, fish fresh, onion, chillies green, vegetables & fruits and firewood. On the contrary, Index of Orissa State registered the maximum decrease of 11 points each for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers due to decrease in the prices of rice, chira, pulses, groundnut oil, vegetables & fruits and sugar.

5.         Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL and CPI-RL decreased from 4.46% and 4.70% in June, 2015 to 2.88% and 3.25% in July, 2015. Inflation based on food index of CPI-AL and CPI-RL is 1.15% and 1.40% respectively during July, 2015.

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

Group

Agricultural Labourers

Rural  Labourers

 

June, 2015

July, 2015

June, 2015

July, 2015

General Index

820

822

824

827

Food

790

792

796

797

Pan, Supari,  etc.

1210

1211

1222

1223

Fuel & Light

936

937

933

934

Clothing, Bedding  & Footwear

818

821

828

832

Miscellaneous

794

800

792

798

7.         The CPI - AL/RL for August, 2015 will be released on 18 th September, 2015.