Ministry of Labour & Employment

All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers – January, 2021

Posted On: 19 FEB 2021 5:00PM by PIB Delhi

The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers (Base: 1986-87=100) for the month of January, 2021 decreased by 9 points and 8 points to stand at 1038 (One thousand and thirty eight) and 1045 (One thousand and forty five) points respectively. The major contribution towards the fall in general index of Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers came from food with (-) 12.52 points and (-) 11.40 points respectively  mainly due to fall in prices of pulses, onion, potato, cauliflower, brinjal etc.

The fall/rise in index varied from State to State. In case of Agricultural Labourers, it recorded a decrease of 1 to 20 points in 18 States and an increase of 15 points in Kerala State whereas index of Madhya Pradesh State remained stationary. Tamil Nadu State with 1250 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh State with 819 points stood at the bottom.

In case of Rural Labourers, it recorded a decrease of 2 to 20 points in 17 States and an increase of 2 to 15 points in 2 States whereas index of Madhya Pradesh State remained stationary. Tamil Nadu State with 1234 points topped the index table whereas Bihar State with 850 points stood at the bottom.

Amongst states, the maximum decrease in the Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers was experienced by Bihar State and West Bengal State (-20 points each)  respectively  mainly due to fall in the prices of  onion, chillies green, vegetables and fruits and gur etc. On the contrary, the maximum increase in the Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers was experienced by Kerala State (+15 points each) mainly due to rise in the prices of rice, fish fresh and vegetables and fruits etc.

Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL and CPI-RL decreased to 2.17% and 2.35% in January, 2021 from 3.25% and 3.34% respectively in December, 2020. Inflation based on food index of CPI-AL and CPI-RL is at (+) 1.02% & (+) 1.22% respectively in January, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Group

Agricultural Labourers

Rural  Labourers

 

Dec,2020

Jan,2021

Dec,2020

Jan,2021

General Index

1047

1038

1053

1045

Food

1005

987

1010

993

Pan, Supari,  etc.

1738

1762

1749

1773

Fuel & Light

1099

1110

1094

1104

Clothing, Bedding  &Footwear

1025

1031

1045

1050

Miscellaneous

1068

1076

1071

1080

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking about the latest index, Shri Santosh Gangwar, Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment said, “The inflation based on CPI-AL and RL has dipped to 2.17% and 2.35% which is driven by lower food inflation mainly on account of decline in prices of pulses, onion, potato, cauliflower, brinjal etc."

Shri DPS Negi, Director General of Labour Bureau while releasing the index said, “The decline in inflation will bring cheers to the millions of labourers working in rural areas as it will put lesser burden on their pockets”.

The CPI – AL and RL for the month of February, 2021 will be released on 19th March, 2021.

 

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