CPI-IW up by two points

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Shimla, Apr 30 (UNI) The All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW), on base 2001-100, increased by two points to stand at 137 points for March this year, sources in the Labour Bureau said.

The index increased by six points in Nagpur centre, by five points each in Ludhiana, Ajmer and Doom-Dooma-Tinsukia centres, by four points in six centres, by three points in 13 centres, by two points in 23 centres and by one point in 21 centres.

The sources said the index decreased by two points in Guwahati centre, while remaining stationary in ten centres.

The maximum increase of six points in Nagpur centre was due to rise in the prices of rice, wheat, groundnut oil, goat meat and vegetables.

The increase of five points in Ludhiana was due to rise in the prices of rice, pulses, mustard oil, vanaspati, milk, onion and vegetables, the sources added.

The rise in the prices of wheat, milk, groundnut oil, pure ghee and vegetables was responsible for the increase in Ajmer centre, while in Doom-Dooma-Tinsukia centre it was due to rise in the prices of wheat atta, rice, masur dal, mustard oil, vegetables and pan leaf.

The increase of two points in Guwahati centre was due to rice and vegetables, the sources said.

The CPI-IW at Bangalore stood at 143 followed by 140 at Mumbai, 137 at Kolkata, 133 at Ahmedabad, 132 at Delhi and 129 at Chennai.

The point-to-point rate of inflation for March stood at 7.87 per cent as compared to 5.47 per cent in February this year, the sources added.


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