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

 

ALL-INDIA CONSUMER PRICE INDEX NUMBERS FOR AGRICULTURAL

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

1.         The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers (Base: 1986-87=100) for February, 2015 decreased by 1 and 2 points   to stand at 803 (Eight hundred and three) points and 806 (Eight hundred and six) 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 15 points in 11 states and an increase between 2 to 5 points in 6 states while it remained stationary in 3 states. Haryana with 899 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 16 points in 11 States and an increase between 1 to 5 points in 7 States while it remained stationary in 2 States.  Haryana with 894 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 688 points stood at the bottom.

4.         The Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers in respect of Assam State registered the maximum decrease of 15 and 16 points respectively due to decrease in the prices of rice, onion, chillies green, vegetables & fruits and firewood. Whereas the Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers in respect of Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh States registered the maximum increase of 5 points and for Rural Labourers, Uttar Pradesh State registered the maximum increase of 5 points mainly due to increase in the prices of wheat, wheat-atta, jowar, ragi, pulses, onion, chillies green, chillies dry, fish fresh, pan leaf, shirting cloth and anacin.

5.         Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL and CPI-RL decreased from 6.21% and 6.46% in January, 2015 to 6.08% and 6.19% in February, 2015. Inflation based on food index of CPI-AL and CPI-RL is 5.32% and 5.58% respectively during February, 2015.

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

Group

Agricultural Labourers

Rural  Labourers

 

Jan., 2015

Feb., 2015

Jan., 2015

Feb., 2015

General Index

804

803

808

806

Food

776

772

780

776

Pan, Supari,  etc.

1170

1181

1182

1193

Fuel & Light

919

919

917

916

Clothing, Bedding  & Footwear

806

807

815

816

Miscellaneous

782

783

780

781

 

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