CPI increases by two points

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Shimla, Oct 19 (UNI) All India Consumer Price Index (CPI) numbers for agricultural and rural labourers has increased by two points each to stand at 410 points for both the series in September.

The index went up due to increase in prices of rice, wheat atta, milk, onion, vegetables and fruits, firewood and allopathic medicines, but the actual rise or fall varied from state to state.

In the case of agricultural labourers, 13 states reflected an increase in index ranging between one and 10 points. In three states, the index declined in the range of one to two points, while in four states, the index remained constant.

Punjab with 446 points topped the index table, whereas Manipur was at the bottom with the index level of 360 points.

In the case of rural labourers, in 13 states, the index increased ranging between one and 12 points. In two states, the index decreased by one and two points, whereas in five states it remained static.

CPI numbers for agricultural labourers of Haryana and Tripura registered the highest rise of 10 points each.

However, in case of the CPI numbers for rural labourers, Tripura showed a jump of 12 points.

The indices track the prices of specific goods and services accessed by these class of labourers and acts as a measure of inflation.

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