Retail inflation for agricultural workers rises to 12.3 pc in January
The same for rural labourers was 12.28 per cent in January, according to an official release.
"Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL and CPI-RL increased from 11.33 per cent and 11.31 per cent in December, 2012 to 12.30 per cent and 12.28 per cent in January, 2013," a Labour Ministry statement said here.
According to the data released today, the retail inflation based on food index of Consumer Price Index-Agriculture Labourers (CPI-AL) and Consumer Price Index-Rural Labourers (CPI-RL) are 12.98 per cent and 12.94 per cent respectively during January this year.
The All-India CPI numbers for agricultural and Rural labourers for January increased by 6 points each to stand at 694 points 695 respectively.
In case of farm workers, the index recorded an increase which varied between 2 to 12 points in 17 states and a decrease between 1 to 9 points in 3 States.
Haryana with 765 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 554 points stood at the bottom.
In case of rural workers, the CPI recorded an increase between 2 to 11 points in 17 states and a decrease between 2 to 8 points in 3 states.
Haryana with 759 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 578 points stood at the bottom.
Karnataka and Rajasthan registered the maximum increase of 12 points each for
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