CPI-AL, CPI-RL up by 7 and 6 points
The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers [CPI-AL; CPI-RL] (Base: 1986-87=100) for October, 2012 increased by 7 points and 6 points respectively to stand at 680 (Six hundred and eighty) points for Agricultural Labourers and 681 (Six hundred and eighty one) points for Rural Labourers, revealed government numbers on Tuesday.
The rise/fall in index varied from State to State. In case of Agricultural Labourers, it recorded an increase which varied between 1 to 12 points in 19 States and a decrease of 1 point in 1 State.
Haryana and Maharashtra with 756 points each topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 556 points stood at the bottom.
In case of Rural Labourers, it recorded an increase between 1 to 11 points in 19 States and 1 State remained stationary.
Haryana and Maharashtra with 750 points each topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 580 points stood at the bottom.
The Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers in respect of Karnataka State registered the maximum increase of 12 points and 11 points respectively mainly due to increase in the prices of rice, wheat atta, jowar, ragi, pulses, meat goat, fish fresh, groundnut oil, onion, gur, pan leaf, fire wood and bus fare.
On the other hand, the Consumer Price Index for Agricultural Labourers in respect of Haryana State registered the maximum decrease of 1 point due to decline in the prices of onion, chillies dry, vegetables and fruit and plastic shoes.
Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL increased from9.43pc in September, 2012 to 9.85pc in October, 2012 whereas in CPI-RL it decreased from 9.93pc in September, 2012 to 9.84pc in October, 2012 .
Inflation based on food index of CPI-AL and CPI-RL are 8.97pc and 9.28pc respectively during September, 2012.