Shimla, Oct 31 (UNI) All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of September, 2008 increased by one point and stood at 146 points.
During September, 2008, 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 cach 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, Firewood etc. 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 etc. In Belgaum centre, the increase is mainly due to rice, milk (buffalo), coriander, vegetable and fruit items, firewood, trouser cloth (synthetic) and washing soap etc. and the increase of five points in Lucknow centre is mainly due to rice, milk(buffalo), corinader, vegetable and fruit items, sugar tea(readymade), tea leaf, pan finished, toilet soap, washing soap, tailering charges etc.
The decreased of three points in Tiruchirapally centre is mainly due to decrease in the price of rice, poultry(chicken), eggs, ginger, coconut etc, while the decrease of three points in Quilon centre is due to rice, fish fresh, coriander, coconut etc. The decrease of two points in Haldia centre is due to decerease in the prices of rice, wheat atta, and mustard oil etc.
The indies is repect 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% as against 9.02% in August, 2008.
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