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All India CPI remains stationary

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Shimla, Mar 31 (UNI) All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for February this fiscal remained stationary at 119, labour bureau sources said today.

The fall and rise in index varied from centre to centre.

The index in respect of 30 centres recorded a decrease of one to four points, remained stationary in 31 centres, while in the remaining 17 centres it recorded an increase of one point at Kodarma, Goa, Faridabad, Chhindwara, Hubli-Dharwar, Bangalore, Jaipur, Delhi, Chandigarh, Darjeeling, Agra, Ghaziabad and Combatore centre and of two points each in Indore, Ludhiana, Bhilwara and Kanpur centres.

The sources said Indore, Ludhiana, Bhilwara and Kanpur centers experienced the maximum increase of two points each.

The increase in the Indore centre was due to the increase in the prices of wheat, mixed spices, sugar, and medicine, whereas, in Ludhiana centre the rise was due to the increase in the prices of wheat atta, sugar and kerosene oil, the sources said.

The rise in the index in case of Bhilwara centre was due to the increase in the prices of wheat, wheat atta, milk and sugar, while the increase in the Kanpur centre was attributed to increase in the prices of rice, wheat, wheat atta, vegetable and fruit items, sugar and medicines.

The sources said, Tripura centre, on the other hand, experienced a decrease of four points because of decrease in the prices of rice, wheat atta and vegetable and fruit items.

The index for Ahmedabad stood at, 113, Bangalore, 122, Chennai, 116, Delhi, 117, Kolkata, 115 and Mumbai 121.

The CPI for IW for March this fiscal would be released on the last working day of the next month.

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