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All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers For Agricultural And Rural Labourers – June, 2022

Posted On: 20 JUL 2022 7:02PM by PIB Delhi

The All-India Consumer Price Index Number for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers (Base: 1986-87=100) for the month of June, 2022 increased by 6 points each to stand at 1125 (One thousand one hundred and twenty five) and 1137 (One thousand one hundred and thirty seven) points respectively. The major contribution towards the rise in general index of Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers came from food group to the extent of 3.69 & 3.79 points respectively mainly due to increase in prices of rice, wheat-atta, jowar, maize, milk, meat-goat, fish fresh, poultry, chillies dry, mixed spices, vegetables & fruits, etc.

The rise in index varied from State to State. In case of Agricultural Labourers, it recorded an increase of 1 to 10 points in 19 States while it remained stationary for Jammu & Kashmir State. Tamilnadu with 1299 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with 884 points stood at the bottom.

In case of Rural Labourers, it recorded an increase of 1 to 10 points in 20 States. Tamilnadu with 1289 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with 935 points stood at the bottom.

Amongst states, the maximum increase in the Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers was experienced by Kerala State and for Rural Labourers, it was experienced by Madhya Pradesh (10 points each) mainly due to rise in the prices of jowar, topioca, fish fresh, chillies dry, vegetables & fruits, plastic shoes, etc.

Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL and CPI-RL stood at 6.43% & 6.76% in June, 2022 compared to 6.67% & 7.00% respectively in May, 2022 and 3.83% and 4.00% respectively during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, Food inflation stood at 5.09% & 5.16% in June, 2022 compared to 5.44% & 5.51% respectively in May, 2022 and 2.67% & 2.86% respectively during the corresponding month of the previous year.

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

Group

Agricultural Labourers

Rural  Labourers

 

May, 2022

June, 2022

May, 2022

June, 2022

General Index

1119

1125

1131

1137

Food

1046

1052

1054

1060

Pan, Supari,  etc.

1912

1911

1922

1920

Fuel & Light

1251

1261

1243

1254

Clothing, Bedding  &Footwear

1174

1183

1209

1218

Miscellaneous

1185

1191

1189

1196

 

The CPI – AL and RL for the month of July, 2022 will be released on 18thAugust, 2022.

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