New Delhi, June 20 (IBNS) The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers [CPI-AL; CPI-RL] (Base: 1986-87=100) for May, 2012 increased by 5 and 6 points respectively to stand at 638 (Six hundred and thirty eight ) points for Agricultural Labourers and 640 ( Six hundred and forty) points for Rural Labourers, government numbers revealed on Wednesday.
The rise/fall in index varied from State to State. In case of Agricultural Labourers, it recorded an increase which varied between 2 to 13 points in 19 States and a decrease of 1 point in 1 State. Haryana with 711 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 531 points stood at the bottom.
In case of Rural Labourers, it recorded an increase between 1 to 13 points in 19 States whereas the index of 1 State remained stationary. Punjab with 707 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 552 points stood at the bottom.
The Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers in respect of Meghalaya State registered the maximum increase of 13 points each mainly due to increase in the prices of masur dal, beaf, fish fresh/dry, chillies green, vegetables & fruits, pan leaf, pan finished, country liquor and plastic shoes.
The Consumer Price Index for Agricultural Labourers in respect of Punjab State registered a decrease of 1 point due to decrease in the prices of moong dal, milk, onion, vegetables & fruits and turmeric.
Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL decreased from 7.84% in April, 2012 to 7.77% in May, 2012 whereas in case of CPI-RL it increased from 8.01% in April, 2012 to 8.11% in May, 2012. Inflation based on food index of CPI-AL and CPI-RL are 5.61% and 5.94% respectively during May, 2012.