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All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers



All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers on Base 1986-87=100 – March, 2010

The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers (Base: 1986-87=100) for March, 2010 decreased by 2 points each to stand at 536 (Five hundred and thirty six) points for both the series.

The rise/fall in index varied from State to State. In case of Agricultural Labourers, it recorded a decrease between 1 to 8 points in 14 States, remained constant in 2 States and an increase between 1 to 4 points in 4 States. Haryana with 608 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 457 points stood at the bottom.

In case of Rural Labourers, it recorded a decrease between 1 to 7 points in 13 States, remained constant in 4 States and an increase between 1 to 3 points in 3 States. Haryana with 603 points topped the index table whereas Manipur with the index level of 459 points stood at the bottom.

The Consumer Price Index Numbers of Jammu & Kashmir State for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers registered the maximum decrease of 8 and 7 points respectively mainly due to decrease in the prices of rice, wheat atta, maize, pulses, onion, vegetables & fruits, sugar and knitted garments. On the other hand, the Consumer Price Index Numbers of Tripura State recorded the highest increase of 4 and 3 points respectively for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers, mainly due to increase in the prices of poultry, fish fresh, vegetables & fruits, tea readymade and pan leaf.

Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL and CPI-RL decreased from 16.45% in February, 2010 for both the series to 15.77% and 15.52% respectively in March, 2010. The respective rates of inflation during March, 2009 were 9.46% and 9.69%.

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

 

Group

Agricultural Labourers

Rural Labourers

 

February 2010

March 2010

February 2010

March 2010

General Index

538

536

538

536

Food

550

545

551

545

Pan, Supari,  etc.

642

652

644

654

Fuel & Light

534

538

533

537

Clothing, Bedding  & Footwear

454

457

478

480

Miscellaneous

493

496

490

493

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