The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation published the detailed statistics report of Consumer Price Index (CPI) on base 2012=100 for rural, urban and combined for the month of March, 2012. Final indices for the month of February 2012 are being published with the provisional indices for the month of March 2012 on 18th March 2012.
The General Indices for rural, urban and combined are 116.3, 114.6 and 115.6 respectively. Provisional annual inflation rate based on all India general CPI (Combined) for March 2012 on point to point basis (March 2012 over March 2011) is 9.47 % as compared to 8.83 % (final) for the previous month of February 2012. The corresponding provisional inflation rates for rural and urban areas for March 2012 are 8.79 % and 10.30 % respectively. Inflation rates (final) for rural and urban areas for February 2012 are 8.36 % and 9.45 % respectively.
All India provisional General (all groups), Group and Sub- Group level CPI numbers of March 2012 for rural, urban and combined are given in Annex I.
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