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CPI-IW increases by one point

Written by: Staff

Shimla, Aug 31 (UNI) The All India Consumer Price (CPI) Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW), on base 2001-100, for the month of July this fiscal increased by one point to stand at 124 points, Labour Bureau sources today said.

The index recorded the highest increase of four points in Nasik centre followed by three points each in six centres of Godavarikhani, Rourkela, Bokaro, Jabalpur, Durgapurand and Agra) by two points each in ten centres and one point each in 29 centres in July.

The sources said the index decreased by two points in Labc-Silchar, Rangapara-Tezpur and Jalpaiguri centres, one point each in five centres, while remaining stationary in 24 centres.

The maximum increase of four points in Nasik centre was due to the rise in the prices of wheat, groundnut oil, vegetables and fruits, and school books, the sources said.

In Labac-Silchar centre, the decrease was due to a fall in the prices of fresh fish, vegetables, fruit and pan leaf, while the decrease in Rangapara-Tezpur centre was due to a fall in the prices of rice, wheat atta and fish fresh.

The sources said the decrease in Jalpaiguri centre was due to a fall in the prices of rice and mustard oil.

The indices in respect of Mumbai stood at 127, followed by 124 at Bangalore, 123 Delhi, 122 Kolkata, 121 Ahmedabad and 117 at Chennai Centre, the sources added.


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