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CPI-AL, CPI-RL up by 5 points each

Posted on Dec 20, 07:33PM | IBNS

The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers [CPI-AL; CPI-RL] (Base: 1986-87=100) for November, 2012 increased by 5 points each to stand at 685 (Six hundred and eighty five) points for Agricultural Labourers and 686 (Six hundred and eighty six) points for Rural Labourers, revealed government numbers on Thursday.

The rise/fall in index varied from State to State. In case of Agricultural Labourers, it recorded an increase which varied between 1 to 14 points in 17 States and a decrease between 1 to 3 point in 3 States.

Maharashtra with 763 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 559 points stood at the bottom.

In case of Rural Labourers, it recorded an increase between 2 to 13 points in 17 States and a decrease between 2 to 3 point in 2 States.

It however, remained stationary in 1 State. Maharashtra with 757 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 586 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 14 points and 13 points respectively mainly due to increase in the prices of jowar, ragi, meat goat, fish fresh, onion, mixed spices, vegetables and fruits, gur, pan leaf and tea readymade.

On the other hand, the Consumer Price Index for Agricultural and Rural Labourers in respect of Uttar Pradesh State registered the maximum decrease of 3 points each due to decline in the prices of rice, bajra, milk, fish fresh, chillies dry/green, vegetables and fruits, sugar and gur.

Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL and CPI-RL increased from 9.85pc and 9.84pc in October, 2012 to 10.31pc and 10.47pc in November, 2012.

Inflation based on food index of CPI-AL and CPI-RL are 9.80pc and 9.95pc respectively during November, 2012.