Price index up by 0.3 point

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Shimla, Oct 29
All-lndia CPI-IW for September, 2021 increased by 0.3 points and stood at 123.3 (one hundred twenty three and point three). On one month percentage change, it increased by 0.24 per cent with respect to previous month compared to an increase of 0.62 per cent recorded between corresponding months a year ago.
The maximum upward pressure in current index came from Fuel & Light group contributing 0.21 percentage points to the total change.
At item level, Cooking Gas, Fire wood &. Chips, Match Box, Poultry or Chicken, Mustard Oil, Brinjal, Sugar-white, Doctor or Surgeon’s Fee, etc. are responsible for the rise in index.
However, this increase was largely checked by Rice, Apple, Petrol for Vehicle, etc. putting downward pressure on the index.
At centre level, Haldia recorded maximum increase of 3.2 points followed by Tirunelveli and Darjeeling with 3 points each.
Among others, five centres observed an increase
between 2 to 2.9 points, 19 centres between I to 1 .9 points and 36 centres between 0.1 to 0.9 points.
On the contrary, Bokaro recorded a maximum decrease of 1.8 points followed by Chennai and Salem with 1.7 and 1.2 points respectively.
Among others, nine centres observed a decline between 0.1 to 0.9 points. Rest of 3 centres remained stationary.
Year-on-year inflation for the month stood at 4.41 per cent compared to 4.79 per cent for the previous month and 5.62 per cent during the corresponding month a year before.
Similarly, Food inflation stood at 2.26 per cent against 4.83 per cent of the previous month and 7 .51 per cent during the corresponding month a year ago.

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