Consumer Price Index up by one point

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Shimla, Nov 30 (UNI) The All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 increased by one point to stand at 134 points in October.

The index increased by four points each in Jalpaiguri, Mariani-Jorhat, Lucknow and Rabngapara-Tezpur centres, by three points in three centres, two points in 14 centres and one point in 30 centres.

On the other hand, it decreased by one point each in Sholapur, Chhindwara, Delhi and Quilon centres, while remaining stationary in 23 other centres.

The increase of four points in Jalpaiguri was due to the rise in the prices of wheat, atta, rice, onion, vegetables and fruit items, while the increase of four points in Mariani-Jorhat centres was due to rise in the prices of vegetables and fruit items, wheat atta and onion.

In Lucknow centre, the increase of four points was due to increase in primary school fee charges, while the increase of four points in Rangapura-Tezpur centre was due to rise in the prices of vegetables and fruit items, rice, wheat atta, Masur Dal, pork, green chillies and toilet soap.

The decrease of one point each in Sholapur, Chhindwara, Delhi and Quilon centres was due to fall in the prices of rice, wheat, fresh fish, green chillies, onion, garlic, vegetables and fruit items.

The indices for Kolkata, Bangalore and Mumbai stood at 138 points, while Ahmedabad recorded 133, Delhi 131 and Chennai 126 points.

The point-to-point rate of inflation, based on the CPI-IW, decreased from 6.10 per cent in September to 5.51 per cent in October this year.

UNI

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