All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers May 2023

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ALL-INDIA CONSUMER PRICE INDEX NUMBERS FOR AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL LABOURERS - MAY, 2023

I. The All-Ind ia Consumer Price Index Nu mber for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers (Base: 1986-87=100) for the month of May, 2023 increased by 6 & 5 points to stand at 1186 (One thousand one hundred and eighty six) and 1 1•97 (One thousand one hundred and ninety seven) poi nts respectively. The major contribution towards the rise in general index of Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers came from food group to the extent of 5.29 & 4.72 points respect ively mainly due to increase in prices of rice, pulses, milk, meat goat, chillies dry, garlic, ginger, vegetables & fruits, etc.

2. The rise/fall in index varied from State to State. In case of Agricultural Labourers, it recorded an increase of 2 to 17 points in 11 States and a decrease of 1 to 5 points in 8 States while it remained stationary for Himachal Pradesh State. Tarnilnadu with 1371 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with 918 points stood at the bottom.

3. In case of Rural Labourers, it recorded an increase of 1 to 17 points in 12 States and a decrease of 1 to 5 points in 7 States while it remained stationary for Kerala State. Tarnilnadu with 1360 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with 968 points stood at the bottom.

4. Amongst states, the  maxi mum increase in the  Consumer Price Index Numbers for both Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers was experienced by Andhra Pradesh State (17 points each) mainly due to rise in the prices of rice, jowar, ragi, pulses, green/dry chillies, onion, vegetables & fruits, etc. On the contrary, the maximum decrease in the Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers was experienced by Assam State and for Rural Labourers by Odisha State (5 points each) mainly due to fall in the prices ofrice, ragi, mustard-oil, fish-fresh, onion, chilliesgreen, etc.

5. Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL and CPI-RL stood at 5.99% & 5.84% in May, 2023 compared to 6.50% & 6.52% respectively in April, 2023 and 6.67% and 7.00% respectively during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, Food inflation stood at 6.31% & 6.07% in May, 2023 compared to 6.67% & 6.52% respectively in April, 2023 and 5.44% & 5.51% respectively during the corresponding month of the previous year.
AH-India Consumer Price Index Number
6. AH-India Consumer Price Index Number (General & Group-wise):

Group

Africultural Labourers

Rural Labourers

April, 2023

May, 2023

April, 2023

May, 2023

General Index

1180

1186

1192

1197

Food

1104

1 112

1 1 1 1

1 1 18

Pan, Supari, etc.

1999

1993

2008

2003

Fuel & Light

1298

1301

1290

1 293

Clothing, Bedding &Footwear

1252

1254

1292

1294

Miscellaneous

1 256

1 260

1 260

1265

CPI - AL and RL for the month of June, 2023
7. The CPI - AL and RL for the month of June, 2023 will be released on 20th July, 2023.

(SHYAM SINGH NEGI)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL

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