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All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers – June, 2020

The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers (Base: 1986-87=100) for the month of June, 2020 decreased by 1 points each to stand at 1018 (One thousand and eighteen) and 1024 (One thousand and twenty four) points respectively. The major contribution towards the fall in general index of Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers came from food, with (-) 1.82 points and (-) 1.58 points respectively, mainly due to fall in prices of rice, arhar dal, masur dal, ground nut oil, meat goat, poultry, vegetables and fruits etc.

The rise/fall in index varied from State to State. In case of Agricultural Labourers, it recorded an increase of 1 to 7 points in 9 States and a decrease of 1 to 19 points in 9 States while it remained stationary in 2 States viz. Manipur & Rajasthan State. Tamil Nadu State with 1214 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh State with 784 points stood at the bottom.

In case of Rural Labourers, it recorded an increase of 1 to 8 points in 9 States and a decrease of 2 to 20 points in 10 States while it remained stationary in Manipur State. Tamil Nadu State with 1199 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh State with 832 points stood at the bottom.

Amongst states, the maximum increase in the Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers was experienced by Orissa state ( 7 points and 8 points respectively) mainly due to rise in the prices of meat goat, fish fresh/dry, vegetables and fruits and saree cotton (mill) etc. On the contrary, the maximum decrease in the Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers was experienced by Jammu & Kashmir State (- 19 points and -20 points respectively) mainly due to fall in the prices of fruits & vegetables etc.

Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL and CPI-RL decreased to 7.16% and 7.00% in June 2020 from 8.40% and 8.12% respectively in May 2020. Inflation based on food index of CPI-AL and CPI-RL is at (+) 8.57% & (+) 8.41% respectively in June 2020.

Group Agricultural Labourers Rural  Labourers
  May,2020 June,2020 May,2020 June,2020
General Index 1019 1018 1025 1024
Food 977 975 982 980
Pan, Supari,  etc. 1665 1674 1678 1686
Fuel & Light 1105 1099 1099 1094
Clothing, Bedding  &Footwear 1003 1004 1022 1026
Miscellaneous 1020 1025 1025 1030
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