The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers (Base: 1986-87=100) for September, 2015 increased by 7 points each to stand at 839 (Eight hundred and thirty nine) points and 843 (Eight hundred and forty three) points respectively.

The rise/fall in index varied from State to State. In case of Agricultural Labourers, it recorded an increase between 1 to 19 points in 17 States and a decrease of 10 points in 1 State while it remained stationary in 2 States. Karnataka State with 927 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with 689 points stood at the bottom. 
In case of Rural Labourers, it recorded an increase between 1 to 18 points in 17 States and a decrease of 9 points in 1 State while it remained stationary in 2 States. Haryana with 924 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with 724 points stood at the bottom.

The Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rual Labourers of Meghalaya State registered the maximum increase of 19 points and 18 points respectively mainly due to increase in the prices of rice, pulses, mustard oil, onion, turmeric, milk, vegetables & fruits, tea leaf, tobacco leaf, supari and firewood. On the contrary, the Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers of Kerala State registered the decrease of 10 points and 9 points respectively due to decrease in the prices of rice, coconut-oil, beef, fish fresh/dry, onion, ginger and supari.


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