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

 

ALL-INDIA CONSUMER PRICE INDEX NUMBERS FOR AGRICULTURAL

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

 

1.         The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers (Base: 1986-87=100) for Agricultural Labourers remained stationary at 803 (Eight hundred and three) points and for Rural Labourers, with the increase of 1 point, stood at 807 (Eight hundred and seven) points during March, 2015.

2.         The rise/fall in index varied from State to State. In case of Agricultural Labourers, it recorded an increase between 1 to 9 points in 13 States and a decrease between 1 to 6 points in 7 States.  Haryana with 902 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 664 points stood at the bottom.

3.         In case of Rural Labourers, it recorded an increase between 1 to 10 points in 13 States and a decrease between 1 to 6 points in 7 States.  Haryana with 898 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 Tamil Nadu and West Bengal States registered the maximum decrease of 6 points each and for Rural Labourers, West Bengal State registered the maximum decrease of 6 points due to decrease in the prices of rice, wheat atta, onion and vegetables & fruits. Whereas the Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers for Tripura State registered the maximum increase of 9 points and for Rural Labourers, Jammu & Kashmir State registered the maximum increase of 10 points mainly due to increase in the prices of maize, bread, pulses, meat goat, vegetables & fruits and knitted garment wool.

5.         Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL and CPI-RL decreased from 6.08% and 6.19% in February, 2015 to 5.24% and 5.49% in March, 2015. Inflation based on food index of CPI-AL and CPI-RL is 4.05% and 4.31% respectively during March, 2015.

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

 

Group

Agricultural Labourers

Rural  Labourers

 

Feb., 2015

Mar., 2015

Feb., 2015

Mar., 2015

General Index

803

803

806

807

Food

772

771

776

775

Pan, Supari,  etc.

1181

1191

1193

1203

Fuel & Light

919

923

916

921

Clothing, Bedding  & Footwear

807

809

816

817

Miscellaneous

783

785

781

783

 

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