Inflation at 11.01 per cent for February
New Delhi, Mar 12 : The provisional inflation rates for rural and urban areas for February 2013 stood at 11.01 per cent and 10.84 per cent respectively.
The inflation rates (final) for rural and urban areas for January 2013 was 10.79 per cent and 10.73 per cent respectively.
The Central Statistics Office (CSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation releases Consumer Price Indices (CPI) on base index 2010-100 for all-India and States/UTs separately for rural, urban and combined every month with effect from January, 2011.
The annual inflation rate based on all India general CPI (Combined) for February 2013 on point to point basis (February 2013 over February 2012) was 10.91 per cent. The corresponding inflation rates (provisional) for rural and urban areas are 11.01 per cent and 10.84 per cent respectively. Inflation rates (final) for rural, urban and combined for January 2013 are 10.79 per cent, 10.73 per cent and 10.79 per cent respectively.
Price data are collected from selected towns by the Field Operations Division of NSSO and from selected villages by the Department of Posts. Price data are received through web portals being maintained by the National Informatics Centre, an official release said.