Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation
Statement of Srikant Jena on Consumer Price Index
Shri Srikant Kumar Jena, Minister of State (Independent charge) for Statistics & Programme Implementation announced the release of the monthly provisional Consumer Price Index (CPI) on base 2010=100 for all-India and States/UTs separately for rural, urban & combined for the month of December 2011 compiled by the Central Statistics Office. This broad based index reflects the changes in the prices of goods and services consumed by the rural and urban population. The General Indices for rural, urban and combined are 115.0, 112.4 and 113.9 respectively and the respective percentage changes in comparison to last month are (-) 0.78, (-) 0.09 and (-) 0.44. The annual inflation rates would be available at the time of release of indices for January 2012.