Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers up by two points

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Shimla, Nov 28 (UNI) All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001-100 for October 2008 inreased by two points and stood at 148 points, according to Labour Bureau here today.

During October, the Index recorded maximum increase of eight points in Tiruchirapalli centre, five points in Mumbai centre, four points each in Jalandhar, Quilion, Munger-Jamalpur, Darjeeling, Goa Hyderabad, Salem, Haldia, Delhi and Madurai centres three points each in eleven centres, two points in 22 centres and one point in 24 centres.

The index decreased by one point in Warrangal centre, while in the remaining eight centres the index remained stationary.

The maximum increase of eight points in Tiruchirappally centre is mainly due to increase in the prices of rice, goat meat, poultry (Chicken), vegetable and fruit items and gas stove.

The increae of five points in Mumbai centre is on account of increase in the prices of goat meat, milk (buffalo), vegetable items, college fee, primary secondary school fee, private tution fee and washing soap. While the decrease of one point in Warrangal centre is due to decrease in the prices of rice, groundnut oil, ginger and sugar.

The indices in respect to the six main centres are Ahmedabad(145), Bangalore (158), Chennai (142), Delhi (145), Kolkata (148) and Mumbai (152).

The point to point rate of inflation for the month of October 2008 is 10.45 per cent as against 9.77 per cent in September 2008.

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