All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers – January, 2022

All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers (Base: 1986-87=100) for the month of January, 2022

Ministry of Labour & Employment

All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers – January, 2022

Posted On: 18 FEB 2022 5:01PM by PIB Delhi

The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers (Base: 1986-87=100) for the month of January, 2022 decreased by 2 points & 1 point to stand at 1095 (One thousand and ninety five) and 1105 (One thousand one hundred and five) points respectively. The major contribution towards the fall in general index of Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers came from Food group to the extent of 4.65 & 4.17 points respectively mainly due to decrease in prices of pulses, mustard-oil, fish-fresh, sugar, gur, onion, vegetables & fruits, etc.

The fall/rise in index varied from State to State. In case of Agricultural Labourers, it recorded a decrease of 1 to 9 points in 11 States and an increase of 1 to 8 points in 9 States. Tamilnadu with 1292 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with 869 points stood at the bottom.

In case of Rural Labourers, it recorded a decrease of 1 to 9 points in 10 States and an increase of 2 to 8 points in 8 States while it remained stationary for Madhya Pradesh & Orissa States. Tamilnadu with 1278 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with 917 points stood at the bottom.

Amongst states, the maximum decrease in the Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers was experienced by Uttar Pradesh State (9 points each) mainly due to fall in the prices of wheat-atta, pulses, mustard-oil, vegetables & fruits, firewood, etc. On the contrary, the maximum increase in the Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers was experienced by Himachal Pradesh & Rajasthan States (8 points each) and for Rural Labourers by Jammu & Kashmir (8 points) mainly due to rise in the prices of rice, maize, vegetables & fruits, wheat-atta, meat-goat, shirting cloth cotton (mill), firewood, etc.

Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL and CPI-RL stood at 5.49% & 5.74% in January, 2022 compared to 4.78% & 5.03% respectively in December, 2021 and 2.17% and 2.35% respectively during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, Food inflation stood at 4.15% & 4.33% in January, 2022 compared to 2.99% & 3.17% respectively in December, 2021 and 1.02% & 1.22% 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

Dec.,2021

Jan.,2022

Dec.,2021

Jan.,2022

General Index

1097

1095

1106

1105

Food

1035

1028

1042

1036

Pan, Supari, etc.

1857

1885

1867

1893

Fuel & Light

1198

1208

1194

1203

Clothing, Bedding &Footwear

1116

1124

1143

1153

Miscellaneous

1149

1154

1152

1157

Consumer Price Index

The CPI – AL and RL for the month of February, 2022 will be released on 17thMarch, 2022.

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