Consumer price inflation for industrial workers up 1.7 points in April
03 June 2022
Consumer price inflation for industrial workers based on the all-India CPI-IW for April 2022 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, food inflation stood at 7.05 per cent against 6.27 per cent of the previous month and 4.78 per cent during the corresponding month a year ago.
The maximum upward pressure in current index came from food and beverages group contributing 0.80 percentage points to the total change. At item level, rice, wheat stta, potato, tomato, cauliflower, french beans, 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 and beautician charges etc are responsible for the rise in index. However, this increase was largely checked by lower prices of onion, drumstick, bitter guard, parwal, green chili, carrot, egg, electricity charges, flower garland, etc.
At centre level, Gurugram recorded the maximum increase of 7.4 points, followed by Jalandhar with 6.5 points. Among others, 3 centres recorded increase between 5 and 5.9 points, 3 centres recorded increases between 4 and 4.9 points, 3 centres between 3 and 3.9 points, 23 centres between 2 and 2.9 points, 32 centres between 1 and 1.9 points and 19 centres between 0.1 and 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.