All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers – July, 2021

New Delhi : The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers (Base: 1986-87=100) for the month of July, 2021 increased by 4 points and 5 points to stand at 1061 (One thousand and sixty one) and 1070 (One thousand and seventy) points respectively. The major contribution towards the rise in general index of Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers came from Food and Miscellaneous group with 1.78 & 1.79 points and 1.30 & 1.31 points  respectively mainly due to rise in prices of vegetables & fruits, onion, meat goat, poultry, chillies-green, mustard oil, medicines, barber charges, bus-fare, washing soap etc.

The rise/fall in index varied from State to State. In case of Agricultural Labourers, it recorded an increase of 1 to 13 points in 16 States and a decrease of 1 to 7 points in 3 States while it remained stationary for Assam State. Tamil Nadu with 1249 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with 829 points stood at the bottom.

In case of Rural Labourers, it recorded an increase of 2 to 14 points in 15 States and a decrease of 1 to 6 points in 3 States while it remained stationary for Assam & Meghalaya States. Tamil Nadu with 1235 points topped the index table whereas Bihar with 868 points stood at the bottom.

Amongst states, the maximum increase in the Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers was experienced by Punjab State (13 points & 14 points respectively) mainly due to rise in the prices of wheat atta, vegetables & fruits, milk, onion, gur, shirting cloth cotton (mill), leather/plastic shoes etc. On the contrary, the maximum decrease in the Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers was experienced by Tamilnadu State (7 points and 6 points respectively) mainly due to fall in the prices of jowar, meat goat, fish-fresh, onion, vegetables and fruits, pan-leaf, firewood etc.

Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL and CPI-RL stood at 3.92% & 4.09% in July, 2021 compared to 3.83% & 4.00% respectively in June, 2021 and 6.58% and 6.53% respectively during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, Food inflation stood at 2.66% & 2.74% in July, 2021 compared to 2.67% & 2.86% respectively in June, 2021 and 7.83% & 7.89% respectively during the corresponding month of the previous year.

All-India Consumer Price Index Number (General & Group-wise):

Group Agricultural Labourers Rural  Labourers
  June,2021 July,2021 June,2021 July,2021
General Index 1057 1061 1065 1070
Food 1001 1004 1008 1011
Pan, Supari,  etc. 1820 1819 1832 1831
Fuel & Light 1134 1143 1130 1138
Clothing, Bedding  &Footwear 1063 1071 1078 1089
Miscellaneous 1102 1113 1105 1116