According to official data released today, the All India Consumer Price Index for Agricultural Labourers (CPI-AL) was at 1,125 points while the Consumer Price Index for Rural Labourers (CPI-RL) stood at 1,137 points in June 2022. On an annual basis, both are marginally higher. In May, CPI-AL was at 1,119 points while CPI-RL stood at 1,131 points.
“The major contribution towards the rise in general index of Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers came from food group to the extent of 3.69 & 3.79 points respectively mainly due to increase in prices of rice, wheat-atta, jowar, maize, milk, meat-goat, fish fresh, poultry, chillies dry, mixed spices, vegetables & fruits, etc,” the labour ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.
The maximum increase in the Consumer Price Index numbers for agricultural labourers was experienced by Kerala and for rural labourers, it was Madhya Pradesh.