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

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

 Ministry of Labour & Employment

ALL-INDIA CONSUMER PRICE INDEX NUMBERS FOR AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL LABOURERS – SEPTEMBER, 2021

Posted On: 20 OCT 2021 7:16PM by PIB Delhi

The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers (Base: 1986-87=100) for the month of September, 2021increasedby 1point and 2 points to stand at 1067 (One thousand and sixty seven) and 1076 (One thousand and seventysix) points respectively. The major contribution towards the rise in general index of Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers came from Fuel & Light group and Clothing, Bedding &Footwear group to the extent of 1.93 & 1.86 points and 0.75 & 1.45 points respectively mainly due to rise in prices of firewood, kerosene oil, shirting cloth cotton (mill), leather shoes/chappal, plastic shoes/chappal etc.

The rise/fall in index varied from State to State. In case of Agricultural Labourers, it recorded an increase of 1to17 points in 16Statesanda decrease of 1to10 points in 4 States. Karnataka with 1244 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with 856 points stood at the bottom.

In case of Rural Labourers, it recorded an increase of 1 to 12 points in 16Statesanda decrease of 1to8 points in 4 States. Karnataka with 1239 points topped the index table whereas Bihar with 881 points stood at the bottom.

Shri D.P.S.Negi, Principal Labour & Employment Advisor said that amongst states, the maximum increase in the Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers was experienced by Himachal Pradesh State (17&12points respectively) mainly due to rise in the prices of pulses, mustard-oil, milk, vegetables & fruits, kerosene-oil, shirting cloth cotton (mill), plastic chappal, bus fare etc. On the contrary, the maximum decrease in the Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers was experienced by Tamilnadu State(10 points) and for Rural Labourersby Andhra Pradesh & Tamilnadu States(8 points each)mainly due to fall in the prices of rice, jowar, bajra, ragi, tur dal, meat goat, onion, chillies-green/dry, tamarind, vegetables & fruits etc.

Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL and CPI-RL stood at 2.89% &3.16% in September, 2021compared to3.90% & 3.97% respectively in August, 2021 and 6.25% and 6.10% respectively during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, Food inflation stood at 0.50% &0.70% in September, 2021 compared to2.13% & 2.32% respectively in August, 2021 and 7.65% &7.61% respectively during the corresponding month of the previous year.

All-India Consumer Price Index

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

Group

Agricultural Labourers

Rural Labourers

Aug.,2021

Sept.,2021

Aug.,2021

Sept.,2021

General Index

1066

1067

1074

1076

Food

1007

1004

1014

1011

Pan, Supari, etc.

1818

1826

1830

1838

Fuel & Light

1150

1173

1145

1169

Clothing, Bedding &Footwear

1079

1090

1097

1112

Miscellaneous

1120

1128

1123

1130

AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL LABOURERS

The CPI – AL and RL for the month of October, 2021 will be released on 18th November, 2021.

Source: PIB

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