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Shimla, Oct 31 (UNI) All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW), which is regared as the more relevant measure of retail prices, increased by one point to stand at 146 points in September 2008.

During the month, the index recorded maximum increase of six points in Siliguri centre, five points each in Jalpaiguri, Belgaum and Lucknow centres, four points each in four centres, three points each in eight centres, two points in 11 centres and one point in 25 centres.

The index decreased by three points each in Tiruchirapally and Quiloon centres, two points in Haldia centre and one point in four centres, while in the remaining 19 centres the index remained stationary.

The maximum increase of six points in Siliguri centre is mainly due to increase in prices of wheat atta, milk (cow), onion, vegetable and fruit items, and Firewood.

The increase of five points in Jalapaiguri centre is mainly due to wheat atta, ginger, chillies green, vegetable and fruit items, firewood and washing soap.

In Belgaum centre, the increase is mainly due to rice, milk (buffalo), coriander, vegetable and fruit items, firewood, trouser cloth (synthetic) and washing soap and the increase of five points in Lucknow centre is mainly due to rice, milk (buffalo), coriander, vegetable and fruit items, sugar tea (readymade), tea leaf, pan finished, toilet soap, washing soap and tailering charges.

The decreased of three points in Tiruchirapally centre is mainly due to decrease in the price of rice, poultry (chicken), eggs, ginger and coconut, while the decrease of three points in Quilon centre is due to rice, fish fresh, coriander and coconut.

The decrease of two points in Haldia centre is due to decrease in the prices of rice, wheat atta and mustard oil.

The index with respect of the six main centres are: Ahmedabad (143), Banglore (156), Chennai (140), Delhi (141), Kolkata (146) and Mumbai (147).

The point to point rate of inflation for the month of September, 208 is 9.77 per cent as against 9.02 per cent in August 2008.

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