The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers
All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of October, 2008 increased by 2 points and stood at 148 (one hundred and forty eight).
During October, 2008, the index recorded maximum increase of 8 points in Tiruchirapally centre, 5 points in Mumbai centre, 4 points each in Jalandhar, Quilon, Munger- Jamalpur, Darjeeling, Goa, Hyderabad, Salem, Haldia, Delhi and Madurai centres, 3 points each in 11 centres, 2 points in 22 centres and 1 point in 24 centres. The index decreased by 1 point in Warrangal centre, while in the remaining 8 centres the index remained stationary.
The maximum increase of 8 points in Tiruchirapally centre is mainly due to increase in the prices of Rice, Goat Meat, Poultry (Chicken), Vegetable & Fruit Items and Gas Stove etc. The increase of 5 points in Mumbai centre is on account of increase in the prices of Goat Meat, Milk (Buffalo), Vegetable Items, College Fee, Primary/Secondary School Fee, Private Tuition Fee and Washing Soap etc. While, the decrease of 1 point in Warrangal centre is due to decrease in the prices of Rice, Groundnut Oil, Ginger and Sugar etc.
The indices in respect of the six main centres are as follows :
The point to point rate of inflation for the month of October, 2008 is 10.45% as against 9.77% in September, 2008.
The CPI-IW for November, 2008 will be released on the last working day of the next month, i.e. 31st December, 2008.