All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers
All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of February, 2008 increased by 1 point and stood at 135 (one hundred and thirty five).
During February, 2008, the index recorded an increase of 6 points in Labac Silchar centre, 5 points in Darjeeling centre, 3 points each in Giridih, Kodarma, Bokaro,
Quilon and Amritsar centres, 2 points in 10 centres and 1 point in 29 centres. The index decreased by 2 points each in Salem and Rourkela centres and 1 point in 8 centres while in the remaining 22 centres the index remained stationary.
The increase of 6 points in Labac Silcher centre is mainly on account of increase in the prices of Rice, Wheat Atta, Masur Dal, Mustard Oil, Goat Meat, Pan Leaf etc. The
increase of 5 points in Darjeeling centre is mainly due to increase in the prices of Rice, Wheat Atta, Masur Dal, Mustard Oil, Pork etc. The decrease of 2 points in Salem centre is mainly due to decrease in the prices of Rice, Arhar Dal, Poultry, Eggs, Onion, Garlic, Vegetable & Fruit items, Flower/Garlands etc., in Rourkela centre this decrease of 2 points is the outcome of decrease in the prices of Wheat Atta, Vegetable & Fruit items etc.
The indices in respect of the six main centres are as follows :
The point to point rate of inflation, during February, 2008 based on the CPI-IW on base 2001=100 has decreased from 5.51% in January, 2008 to 5.47% in February, 2008.