All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers – October, 2021

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All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers – October, 2021

Ministry of Labour & Employment All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers – October, 2021 Posted On: 18 NO

Ministry of Labour & Employment

All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers – October, 2021

Posted On: 18 NOV 2021 6:08PM by PIB Delhi

The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers (Base: 1986-87=100) for the month of October, 2021increasedby 14pointseach to stand at 1081 (One thousand and eighty one) and 1090 (One thousand and ninety) points respectively. The major contribution towards the rise in general index of Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers came from Food group to the extent of 12.02 & 11.70 points respectively mainly due to rise in prices of vegatables & fruits, wheat-atta, pulses, onion, meat-goat, fish-fresh, mustard-oil, sugar, gur,chillies-green/dry etc.

The rise/fall in index varied from State to State. In case of Agricultural Labourers, it recorded an increase of 5 to 22 points in 19 States and a decrease of 5 points in Manipur State. Karnataka with 1254 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with 870 points stood at the bottom.

In case of Rural Labourers, it recorded an increase of 4 to 22 points in 19 States and a decrease of 5 points in Manipur State. Karnataka with 1252 points topped the index table whereas Bihar with 900 points stood at the bottom.

Amongst states, the maximum increase in the Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers was experienced by Jammu & Kashmir(22 points each) mainly due to rise in the prices of vegetables & fruits, onion, mustard-oil, plastic shoes etc. On the contrary, the maximum decrease in the Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers was experienced by Manipur State (5 points each) mainly due to fall in the prices of rice, fish-fresh, firewood, vegetables & fruits etc.

Shri D.P.S. Negi, Principal Labour & Employment Advisor & Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) said that point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL and CPI-RL stood at 2.76% &3.12% in October, 2021 compared to 2.89% & 3.16% respectively in September, 2021 and 6.59% and 6.45% respectively during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, Food inflation stood at 0.39% &0.59% in October, 2021 compared to 0.50% & 0.70% respectively in September, 2021 and 7.96% & 7.92% respectively during the corresponding month of the previous year.

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

Group

Agricultural Labourers

Rural  Labourers

Sept.,2021

Oct.,2021

Sept.,2021

Oct.,2021

General Index

1067

1081

1076

1090

Food

1004

1021

1011

1028

Pan, Supari,  etc.

1826

1835

1838

1846

Fuel & Light

1173

1175

1169

1171

Clothing, Bedding  &Footwear

1090

1096

1112

1120

Miscellaneous

1128

1133

1130

1135

The CPI – AL and RL for the month of November, 2021 will be released on 20thDecember, 2021.

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