|All-India Consumer Price Index for Agricultural and Rural Labourers on Base 1986-87=100 –May, 2013|
According to a Press Note issued by the Labour Bureau, Govt. of India, Ministry of Labour & Employment The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers (Base: 1986-87=100) for May, 2013 increased by 8 points and 9 points respectively to stand at 719 ( Seven hundred and nineteen) points for Agricultural Labourers and 720 points (Seven hundred and twenty) for Rural Labourers.
The rise/fall in index varied from State to State. In case of Agricultural Labourers, it recorded an increase which varied between 3 to 19 points in 19 States and a decrease of 11 points in 1 State. Karnataka with 792 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 560 points stood at the bottom.
In case of Rural Labourers, it recorded an increase between 2 to 20 points in 19 States and a decrease of 10 points in 1 State. Karnataka with 789 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh and Tripura States with the index level of 592 points each stood at the bottom.
West Bengal State registered the maximum increase of 19 and 20 points respectively for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers mainly due to increase in the prices of rice, wheat, meat goat, fish fresh, ginger, vegetables & fruits, gur, bidi, firewood, shirting cloth cotton (mill) and plastic shoes. On the other hand, Bihar State registered a decline of 11 points and 10 points respectively for CPI-AL and CPI-RL due to decrease in the prices of rice, wheat/wheat atta, maize, onion and vegetable & fruits.
Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL and CPI-RL increased from 12.32% and 12.15% in April, 2013 to 12.70% and 12.50% in May, 2013. Inflation based on food index of CPI-AL and CPI-RL are 13.37% and 13.14 % respectively during May, 2013.
All-India Consumer Price Index Number (General & Group-wise)
The CPI – AL/RL for June, 2013 will be released on 19th July, 2013