Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers, April 2014
The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers (Base: 1986-87=100) for April, 2014 increased by 8 points each to stand at 771 ( Seven hundred and seventy one) points and 773 (Seven hundred and seventy three) points respectively.
The rise in index varied from State to State. In case of Agricultural Labourers, it recorded an in-crease between 4 to 14 points in all the 20 States. Haryana with 852 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 637 points stood at the bottom.
In case of Rural Labourers, it recorded an increase between 4 to 15 points in all the 20 States. Haryana with 845 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 673 points stood at the bottom.
The Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers in respect of West Bengal State registered the maximum increase of 14 points and 15 points respectively mainly due to increase in the prices of rice, pulses, mustard oil, fish fresh, chillies green, vegetables & fruits and fire wood.
Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL and CPI-RL increased from 8.38% and 8.51% in March, 2014 to 8.44% and 8.72% in April, 2014. Inflation based on food index of CPI-AL and CPI-RL are 8.06% and 8.03% respectively during April, 2014.