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All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers August 2021

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All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers August 2021


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20 SEP 2021 7:01PM by PIB Delhi

Highlights

 

  • The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers (Base: 1986-87=100) for the month of August, 2021 increased by 5 points and 4 points to stand at 1066 (One thousand and sixty six) and 1074 (One thousand and seventy four) points respectively.
  • The major contribution towards the rise in general index of Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers came from Food group with 2.43 & 2.28 points respectively mainly due to rise in prices of rice, milk, mustard-oil, vanaspati, groundnut-oil, tea leaf etc.
  • Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL and CPI-RL stood at 3.90% & 3.97% in August, 2021 compared to 3.92% & 4.09% respectively in July, 2021.
  • The inflation based on food index of CPI-AL and CPI-RL decreased to 2.13% & 2.32% in August, 2021 from 2.66% & 2.74% respectively in July, 2021.
  • Amongst states:
  1. The maximum increase in the Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers was experienced by Andhra Pradesh State (15 points & 16 points respectively).
  2. The maximum decrease in the Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourerswas experienced by Kerala State (13 points and 12 points respectively).

 

The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers (Base: 1986-87=100) for the month of August, 2021increasedby 5pointsand 4 points to stand at 1066 (One thousand and sixty six) and 1074 (One thousand and seventy four) points respectively. The major contribution towards the rise in general index of Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers came from Food group with2.43&2.28 pointsrespectivelymainly due to rise in prices ofrice, milk, mustard-oil, vanaspati, groundnut-oil, tea leaf etc.The rise/fall in index varied from State to State. In case of Agricultural Labourers, itrecordedanincrease of 1to15 points in 15Stateswhile a decrease of 2to 13 points in 5 States. Tamil Nadu with 1247 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with 839 points stood at the bottom.In case of Rural Labourers, it recordedanincrease of 1 to 16 points in 15Stateswhile a decrease of 2to12 points in 5 States.Karnataka with 1235 points topped the index table whereas Bihar with 872 points stood at the bottom.Amongst states, the maximum increase in the Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourerswas experienced by Andhra Pradesh State (15points &16points respectively) mainly due to rise in the prices ofrice, ragi, fish-dry, sugar, tea readymade, shirting cloth cotton (mill), leather/plastic shoes, toilet soap, hair oil, barber charges etc. On the contrary, the maximum decrease in the Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourerswas experienced by KeralaState(13points and 12 pointsrespectively)mainly due to fall in the prices ofrice, tapioca, pulses, fish-fresh/dry, onion, chillies-green, vegetables and fruits, pan-leaf etc.Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL and CPI-RL stood at 3.90% &3.97% in August, 2021compared to3.92% & 4.09% respectively in July, 2021 and 6.32% and 6.28% respectively during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, Food inflation stood at 2.13% &2.32% in August, 2021 compared to2.66% & 2.74% respectively in July, 2021 and 7.76% &7.83% respectively during the corresponding month of the previous year.


  1. All-India Consumer Price Index Number (General & Group-wise):

Group

Agricultural Labourers

Rural  Labourers

 

July,2021

Aug.,2021

July,2021

Aug.,2021

General Index

1061

1066

1070

1074

Food

1004

1007

1011

1014

Pan, Supari,  etc.

1819

1818

1831

1830

Fuel & Light

1143

1150

1138

1145

Clothing, Bedding  &Footwear

1071

1079

1089

1097

Miscellaneous

1113

1120

1116

1123

 

            Shri D.P.S.Negi, Principal Labour & Employment Advisor, Ministry of  Labour & Employment said,CPI-AL & RL for August, 2021 increased by 5 points and 4 points to stand at 1066 (One thousand and sixty six) and 1074 (One thousand and seventy four) points respectively mainly due to rise in prices of rice, milk, mustard-oil, vanaspati, groundnut-oil, tea leaf etc.Further, Shri Negi said that point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL and CPI-RL stood at 3.90% & 3.97% in August, 2021 compared to 3.92% & 4.09% respectively in July, 2021.

            The CPI – AL and RL for the month ofSeptember, 2021 will be released on 20thOctober, 2021.

 

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GK.

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