Retail inflation for farm workers in December touched 11.33 per cent due to increase in prices of rice, bajra, ragi, fish fresh, onion and other items.
The same for rural labourers was 11.31 per cent in December, according to an official release. “Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL and CPI-RL increased from 10.31 per cent and 10.47 per cent in November 2012 to 11.33 per cent and 11.31 per cent in December 2012,” the release said.
Inflation based on food index of CPI-AL and CPI-RL are 11.59 per cent and 11.90 per cent respectively during December, 2012, it added.
The consumer price index (CPI) for agricultural and rural Labourers recorded maximum surge in Tamil Nadu by 14 points and 15 points, respectively mainly due to increase in the prices of due of rice, bajra, ragi, fish fresh, onion, mixed spices, vegetables and fruits, tea, pan leaf and firewood.