The All – India Consumers Price Index for industrial workers for April 2022 has increased by 1.7 points, and it stood at 127.7 (one hundred twenty-seven points).
On one-month percentage change, it increased by 1.35 per cent with respect to the previous month compared to an increase of 0.42 per cent recorded between corresponding months a year ago.
The maximum upward pressure in the current index came from the food & beverages group contributing 0.80 percentage points to the total change.
At item level, Rice, Wheat Atta, Potato, Tomato, Cauliflower, French bean, Peas, Lemon, Brinjal, Apple, Banana, Orange Soyabeen Oil, Sunflower Oil, Dairy Milk, Cow Milk, Poultry Chicken, Cooked Meal, Petrol, Diesel, Cooking Gas, Kerosene Oil, Auto Rickshaw fare, bus fare, allopathic medicine, Mobile Handset, Motor Cycle, Barbar & Beautician Charges etc. are responsible for the rise in the index. However, this increase was checked mainly by Onion, Drumstick, Bitter Guard, Parwal, Chili Green, Carrot, Egg Hen, Electricity Charges, Flower Garland, etc. They put downward pressure on the index.
At the centre level, Gurugram recorded a maximum increase of 7.4 points, followed by Jalandhar with 6.5 points. Among others, three centres recorded an increase between 5 to 5.9 points, three centres recorded an increase between 4 to 4.9 points, three centres between 3 to 3.9 points, 23 centres between 2 to 2.9 points, 32 centres between 1 to 1.9 points and 19 centres between 0.1 to 0.9 points.
On the contrary, Darjeeling recorded a maximum decrease of 0.8 points, followed by Alwar and Shilong with 0.2 points each.
Year-on-year inflation for the month stood at 6.33 per cent compared to 5.35 per cent for the previous month and 5.14 per cent during the corresponding month a year before.
Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 7.05 per cent against 6.27 per cent the previous month and 4.78 per cent during the corresponding month a year ago.
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