Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation
Consumer Price Index Numbers on Base 2010=100 for Rural, Urban and COMBINED for the Month of December, 2011.
The Central Statistics Office (CSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation had introduced a new series of Consumer Price Indices (CPI) on base 2010=100 for all-India and States/UTs separately for rural, urban and combined with effect from January, 2011.
Monthly price data are collected from 310 selected towns by the Field Operations Division of NSSO and the specified State/UT Directorates of Economics and Statistics and from 1181 selected villages by the Department of Posts. Price data are received through web portals being maintained by the National Informatics Centre.
Provisional indices for the month of December 2011 and also final indices for October, 2011 are being released with this note for all-India and for States/UTs. It may be mentioned that annual inflation rates would be available at the time of release of indices for January, 2012, when the indices for one year are available.
All India indices
All India provisional General (all groups), Group and Sub- Group level CPI numbers of December, 2011 for rural, urban and combined are given in Annex I. The General Indices for rural, urban and combined are 115.0, 112.4 and 113.9 respectively. Percentage changes in all India provisional indices of December 2011 as compared to provisional of November 2011 indices are given in Annex II.
State/UT-wise General provisional CPI numbers for rural, urban and combined are at Annex III. State/ UT wise Group level provisional indices are available in the Ministry’s website (www.mospi.gov.in).