All India Price Index for Industrial Workers remained stationary

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Shimla, Feb 29 (UNI) All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers based on CPI-IW 2001-100 for the month of January 2008 remained stationary at 134 points, according to labour bureau here today.

During January the index recorded an increase of three points each in Bhilai, Bangalore, Puducherry, Warrangal, Salem and Srinagar centres, two points in ten centres and one point in 17 centres.

The index decreased by five points in Tripura centre, three points in four centres, two points in five centres and one point in 15 centres while in the remaining 20 centres the index remained stationary.

The increase in indices of most of the centre during January is mainly because of increase in House Rent Index, while in addition that of three points in Bhilai centre is due to rice, in Bangalore centre due to dairy milk, in Puducherry centre due to fresh fish, vegetable and fruit items and bus fare, in Warrangal centre due to rice and goat meat, in Salem centre due to rice, arhar dal, groundnut oil, goat meat and vegetable items while in Srinagar centre due to rice, wheat atta and mustard oil.

The decrease of indices in most of the centres is due to decrease in the prices of vegetable items and that of five point in Tripura centre is also due to rice, wheat atta, onion and dry chillies.

The indices in respect of the six main centres are--Ahmedabad (131), Bangalore (142), Chennai (128), Delhi (128), Kolkata (135) and Mumbai (137).

The point to point rate of inflation during January, 2008 based on the CPI-IW on base 2001-100 has remained constant at the previous month's level of 5,51 per cent.


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