Shimla, Sep 28 (UNI) The all India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW), on base 2001-100, for August increased by one point and stood at 133.
The index recorded an increase of seven points in Faridabad centre, four points each in Kodarma, Muger-Jamalpur and Bokaro centres, three points in eight centres, two points in 10 centres and one point in 14 centres during the month.
The index, on the other hand, decreased by two points each in Quilon, Godavarikhani and Mercara centres and by one point each in 16 centres while remained unchanged in 23 centres.
The increase of seven points in Faridabad centre was due to rise in the prices of wheat atta, mustard oil, onion, vegetable and fruit items and school Fees.
The increase of one point each in Kodarma centre was due to rise in the prices of rice, wheat, wheat atta, vegetable and fruit items and country liquor.
The rise in the index in Monger-Jamalpur centre was due to rice, wheat, onion and vegetable and fruit items, while in Bokaro centre it was due to wheat, wheat atta, mustard oil, onion, vegetable and fruit items, bus fare and washing Soap.
The decrease of two points in Quilon centre was due to decrease in the prices of fish fresh, coconut and pan (finished), in Godavarikhani centre it was due to groundnut oil, goat meat and vegetable and fruit items, while in Mercara centre it was due to rice, urd dal poultry and vegetable and fruit items.
The indices in respect of the six main centres was as follows Ahmedabad 131, Bangalore 138, Chennai 126, Delhi 131, Kolkata 135 and Mumbai 135.
The point-to-point rate of inflation, based on the CPI-IW, has increased from 6.45 per cent in July 2007 to 7.26 per cent in August, this year.