All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers on Base 1986-87=100 for July, 2011

The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers (Base: 1986-87=100) for July, 2011 increased by 6 and 7  points respectively   to stand at 604 (Six hundred and four) points for both the series.

The rise/fall in index varied from State to State.  In case of Agricultural Labourers, it recorded an increase between 2 to 15 points in 19 States and a decrease of  14 points in 1 State.  Haryana  with 669  points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 492 points stood at the bottom.

In case of Rural Labourers, it recorded an increase between 2 to 15 points in 19 States and a decrease of 11 points in 1 State.   Haryana  with 663 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 515 points stood at the bottom.

The Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers in respect of Haryana  State registered the maximum increase of 15 points each mainly due to increase in the prices of rice, wheat atta, gram dal, goat meat, milk, onion, vegetables & fruits and bidi.  On the other hand, the Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and  Rural Labourers in respect of Tamil Nadu  State recorded a decline of 14 and 11 points respectively  mainly due to decrease in the prices of rice, jowar, fish fresh and pan leaf.

Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL  and CPI-RL decreased from 9.32% and 9.14% respectively in June, 2011 to 9.03% in July, 2011 for both the series. Inflation based on food index of CPI-AL and CPIRLare 6.39% and 6.38% respectively in July, 2011. 

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

Group

Agricultural Labourers Rural  Labourers
June, 2011 July, 2011 June, 2011 July, 2011
General Index

598

604

597

604

Food

593

599

594

600

Pan, Supari,  etc.

774

779

778

783

Fuel & Light

645

654

644

653

Clothing, Bedding  & Footwear

572

580

576

585

Miscellaneous

552

560

549

557

The CPI – AL/RL for August, 2011 will be released on 20th September, 2011 .

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