CPI Index for Agriculture and Rural Labourers up by 4 Points

The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers (Base: 1986-87=100) for November, 2015 increased by  4 points each to stand at 853 (Eight hundred and fifty three) points and 857 (Eight hundred and fifty seven) points respectively.

The rise/fall in index varied from State to State. In case of Agricultural Labourers, it recorded an increase between 1 to 18 points in 11 States and a decrease between 2 to 9 points in 8 States while it remained stationary in 1 State. Karnataka State with 950 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with 704 points stood at the bottom.

In case of Rural Labourers, it recorded an increase between 1 to 17 points in 11 States and a decrease between 1 to 9 points in 8 States while it remained stationary in 1 State. Karnataka with 944 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with 743 points stood at the bottom.

The Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers of Tamil Nadu State registered the maximum increase of 18 points and 17 points respectively mainly due to increase in the prices of bajra, pulses, meat goat, fish fresh/dry, milk, onion, chillies dry, vegetables & fruits, bidi and firewood. On the contrary, the Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers of Meghalaya State registered the maximum decrease of 9 points each due to decrease in the prices of beef, pork, poultry, onion, chillies green, ginger, vegetables & fruits, tobacco leaf and pan leaf.

Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL and CPI-RL increased from 4.43% and 4.66% in October, 2015 to 4.92% and 5.02% in November, 2015. Inflation based on food index of CPI-AL and CPI-RL is 4.79% and 5.15% respectively during November, 2015.

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