All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural and Rural Labourers – February, 2024

February, 2024

All-India Consumer Price Index for Agricultural Laborers: 1258 (Base: 1986-87=100)

All-India Consumer Price Index for Rural Laborers: 1269 (Base: 1986-87=100)

Inflation Rates:

  • CPI-AL: 7.43% (February 2024), 7.52% (January 2024)
  • CPI-RL: 7.36% (February 2024), 7.37% (January 2024)

State-wise Observations:

  • CPI-AL: Eight states experienced a decline, two states had no change.
  • CPI-RL: Seven states experienced a decline, two states had no change.

Factors Influencing Inflation:

  • Miscellaneous group contributed to the upward pressure on the general index, mainly due to increased prices of medicine, doctor’s fee, barber charges, bus fare, washing shop, cinema ticket, etc.

Maximum Changes:

  • Maximum CPI increase: Gujarat (8 points each) due to rise in prices of rice, wheat-atta, jowar, pulses, vegetables & fruits, firewood, etc.
  • Maximum CPI decrease: Assam (7 points each) due to fall in prices of fish-fresh, chillies green, vegetables & fruits, etc.
Group Agricultural Labourers Rural Labourers
January, 2024 February,2024 January, 2024 February,2024
General Index 1258 1258 1268 1269
Food 1202 1199 1207 1205
Pan, Supari, etc. 2025 2034 2035 2043
Fuel & Light 1325 1331 1318 1323
Clothing, Bedding &Footwear 1276 1280 1331 1337
Miscellaneous 1298 1307 1302 1311

 

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