All India Consumer Price Index Numbers (AICPIN)for Industrial Workers on base 2001=100 for the month of February, 2010

All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on base 2001=100 for the month of February, 2010

1.     All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of  February, 2010 decreased by 2 points and stood at 170 (one hundred and seventy).

2.     During February, 2010, the index recorded a decrease of 5 points each in Sholapur,  Ludhiana, Kodarma and Chhindwara centres, 4 points each in RanchiHatia and Jharia centres, 3 points in 14 centres, 2 points in 14 centres and 1 point in 17 centres. The index increased by 1 point in 6 centres, 2 points in 2 centres, 3 points each in Guwahati,  Siliguri  and  Raniganj centres and 5 points in LabacSilchar centre, while in the remaining 15 centres the index remained stationary.

3.     The maximum decrease of 5 points each in  Sholapur, Ludhiana, Kodarma and Chhindwara centres is mainly on account of decrease in the prices of Rice, Wheat, Wheat Atta, Arhar Dal, Masur Dal, Groundnut Oil, Onion, Vegetable items, Sugar,  etc. The decrease of 4 points each in Ranchi Hatia  and  Jharia  centres is mainly due to decrease in the prices of Wheat, Wheat Atta,  Arhar Dal,  Masur Dal, Onion, Vegetable items, Sugar, etc. However, the increase of 5 points in LabacSilchar centre is mainly due to increase in the prices of Rice, Fish Fresh, Fish Dry, Potato, Tea Leaf, Pan Leaf, Firewood, etc. The increase of 3 points each inGuwahati, Siliguri and Raniganj centres is due to increase in the prices of Rice, Wheat Atta, Goat Meat, Poultry (Chicken), Milk, Pan Leaf, etc.

4.     The indices in respect of the six major centres are as follows :

1. Ahmedabad 164 4. Delhi 157
2. Bangalore 175 5. Kolkata 166
3. Chennai 157 6. Mumbai 168

5.   The point to point rate of inflation for the month of February, 2010 is 14.86% as compared to 16.22% in January, 2010.

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