Inflation rate based on the consumer price index for industrial workers in the country eased to 13.33 per cent in April from 14.86 per cent in March this year.
The all-India consumer price index number for industrial workers (CPI-IW - base 2001=100) remained stationary at 170 during April 2010.
During April 2010, the index recorded an increase of 4 points in Bangalore centre, 3 points each in Tripura, Rourkela, Asansol, Labac Silchar, Howrah, Durgapur and Mariani Jorhat centres, 2 points each in 18 centres and 1 point each in 18 centres.
The index decreased by 2 points in Coimbatore, Ludhiana and Puducherry centres and 1 point each in 12 centres, while in the remaining 19 centres the index remained stationary.
The maximum increase of 4 points in Bangalore centre is mainly on account of increase in the prices of mutton, milk, vegetables, snack (saltish), cigarette, saree (synthetic), etc.
The increase of 3 points each in Tripura, Rourkela, Asansol, Labac Silchar, Howrah, Durgapur and Mariani Jorhat centres is due to increase in the prices of rice, poultry, mutton, fish, vegetables, cigarette, firewood, etc. However, the decrease of 2 points each in Coimbatore, Ludhiana and Puducherry centres is due to decrease in the prices of rice, wheat, wheat atta, onion, sugar, etc.
The indices in respect of the six major centres are as follows: Ahmedabad 164, Bangaluru 179, Chennai 156, Delhi 158, Kolkata 168 and Mumbai 167.