All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers August 2021

All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers August 2021

Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
Labour Bureau

No. 3/21/2021 - C.P.I-A.L/R.L.
Dated 20.09.2021

All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers August 2021

1.     The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers (Base: 1986-87=100) for the month of August, 2021 increased by 5 points and 4 points to stand at 1066 (One thousand and sixty six) and 1074 (One thousand and seventy four) points respectively. The major contribution towards the rise in general index of Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers came from Food group with 2.43 & 2.28 points respectively mainly due to rise in prices of rice, milk, mustard-oil, vanaspati, groundnut-oil, tea leaf etc.

2.     The rise/fall in index varied from State to State. In case of Agricultural Labourers, it recorded an increase of 1 to 15 point in 15 States while a decrease of 2 to 13 point in 5 State. Tamil Nadu with 1247 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with 839 points stood at the bottom. 

3.   In case of Rural Laboures, it recorded an increase of 1 to 6 point in 15 States while a decrease of 2 to 12 points in 5 States. Karnataka with 1235 points topped the index table whereas Bihar with 872 points stood at the bottom. 

4.     Amongst states, the maximum increase in the Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers was experienced by Andhra Pradesh State (15 points & 16 points respectively) mainly due to rise in the prices of rice, ragi, fish-dry, sugar, tea readymade, shirting cloth cotton (mill), leather/plastic shoes, toilet soap, hair oil, barber charges etc. On the contrary, the maximum decrease in the Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labouers was experienced by Kerala State (13 points and 12 points respectively) mainly due to fall in the price of rice, tapioca, pulses, fish-fresh/dry, onion, chillies-green, vegetables and fruits, pan-leaf etc. 

5.     Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL and CPI-RL stood at 3.90% & 3.97% in August, 2021 compared to 3.92% & 4.09% respectively in July, 2021 and 6.32% and 6.28% respectively during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, Food inflation stood at 2.13% & 2.32% in August, 2021 compared to 2.66% & 2.74% respectively in July, 2021 and 7.76 & 7.83% respectively during the corresponding month of the previous year.  

Consumer Price Index

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

Group

Agricultural Labourers

Rural Labourers

July,2021

Aug.,2021

July,2021

Aug.,2021

General Index

1061

1066

1070

1074

Food

1004

1007

1011

1014

Pan, Supari, etc.

1819

1818

1831

1830

Fuel & Light

1143

1150

1138

1145

Clothing, Bedding &Footwear

1071

1079

1089

1097

Miscellaneous

1113

1120

1116

1123

Agricultural and Rural Labourerswas

7.     The CPI - AL and RL for the month of September, 2021 will be released on 20th October, 2021.


(S.S.Negi)
Dy. Director General 

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