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Govt releases CPI for agri and rural labourers for March 2022 CPI
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Govt releases CPI for agri and rural labourers for March 2022

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 22 Apr 2022, 01:52 am

New Delhi: The All-India Consumer Price Index Number for Agricultural Labourers (Base: 1986-87=100) for the month of March, 2022 increased by 3 points each to stand at 1098 (One thousand ninety eight) and 1109 (One thousand one hundred and nine) points respectively, ministry of labour said Friday.

The major contribution towards the rise in general index of Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers came from clothing, bedding & footwear group to the extent of 1.09 & 1.44 points respectively mainly due to increase in prices of saree cotton (mill), dhoti cotton (mill), shirting cloth cotton (mill), plastic chappal/shoes, leather chappal/shoes, etc.

The rise/fall in index varied from State to State. In case of Agricultural Labourers, it recorded an increase of 1 to 10 points in 16 States and a decrease of 2 to 10 points in 4 States. Tamilnadu with 1282 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with 876 points stood at the bottom.

In case of rural labourers, it recorded an increase of 2 to 10 points in 16 States and a decrease of 3 to 10 points in 4 States. Tamilnadu with 1270 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with 926 points stood at the bottom.

Amongst states, the maximum increase in the Consumer Price Index Number for Agricultural Labourers was experienced by Maharashtra State and for Rural Labourers by Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra & Rajasthan States (10 points each).

This was driven mainly due to rise in the prices of wheat-atta, bajra, meat-goat, milk, groundnut oil, chilies green/dry, saree cotton (mill), dhoti cotton (mill), shirting cloth cotton (mill), plastic chappal/shoes, brass vessel, earthen-ware, etc. On the contrary, the maximum decrease in the Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers was experienced by Tamil Nadu State and for Rural Labourers by Karnataka State (10 points each) mainly due to fall in the prices of rice, jowar, ragi, pulses, pan-leaf, fish fresh, onion, vegetables & fruits, etc.

Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL and CPI-RL stood at 6.09 percent & 6.33 percent in March, 2022 compared to 5.59 percent & 5.94 percent respectively in February, 2022 and 2.78 percent and 2.96 percent respectively during the corresponding month of the previous year.

Similarly, Food inflation stood at 4.91 percent & 4.88 percent in March, 2022 compared to 4.48 percent & 4.45 percent respectively in February, 2022 and 1.66 percent & 1.86 percent respectively during the corresponding month of the previous year.

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