The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers
All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of September, 2008 increased by 1 point and stood at 146 (one hundred and fortysix).
During September, 2008, the index recorded maximum increase of 6 points in Siliguri centre, 5 points each in Jalpaiguri, Belgaum and Lucknow centres, 4 points each in 4 centres, 3 points each in 8 centres, 2 points in 11 centres and 1 point in 25 centres. The index decreased by 3 points each in Tiruchirapally and Quilon centres, 2 points in Haldia centre and 1 point in 4 centres, while in the remaining 19 centres the index remained stationary.
The maximum increase of 6 points in Siliguri centre is mainly due to increase in the prices of Wheat Atta, Milk (Cow), Onion, Vegetable & Fruit items, Firewood etc. The
increase of 5 points in Jalpaiguri centre is mainly due to Wheat Atta, Ginger, Chillies Green, Vegetable & Fruit Items, Firewood and Washing Soap etc. In Belgaum centre, this increase is mainly due to Rice, Milk (Buffalo), Vegetable & Fruit Items, Firewood, Trouser Cloth (Synthetic) and Washing Soap etc. and the increase of 5 points in Lucknow centre is mainly due to Rice, Milk (Buffalo), Coriander, Vegetable & Fruit Items, Sugar, Tea (Readymade), Tea Leaf, Pan Finished, Toilet Soap, Washing Soap, Tailoring Charges etc. The decrease of 3 points in Tiruchirapally centre is mainly due to decrease in the prices of Rice, Poultry (Chicken), Eggs, Ginger, Coconut etc. while the decrease of 3 points in Quilon centre is due to Rice, Fish Fresh, Coriander, Coconut etc. The decrease of 2 points in Haldia centre is due to decrease in the prices of Rice, Wheat Atta and Mustard Oil etc.
The indices in respect of the six main centres are as follows :
The point to point rate of inflation for the month of September, 2008 is 9.77% as against 9.02% in August, 2008.