|31 October 2006|
|Ministry of Labour & Employment|
ALL INDIA CONSUMER PRICE INDEX NUMBER FOR INDUSTRIAL WORKERS INCREASES
The All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) (base 2001-100) increased by one point during September 2006 to stand at 125 (one hundred and twenty five) points.
The Rise/Fall in index varied from centre to centre. The index during September, 2006 recorded the highest increase of 5 points in Labac-Silchar centre. It increased by 4 points in Ranchi-Hatia, 3 points in seven centres ( Siliguri, Surat, Jalandhar, Monghyr-Jamalpur, Jharia, Salem and Giridih centres), by 2 points in 12 centres and by one point in 27 centres.
The index decreased by 2 points in Quilon centre and by one point each in 5 centres( Nasik, Raniganj, Sholapur, Bhavnagar and Mundakayam). In the remaining 24centres the index remained stationary.
During the month the maximum increase of 5 points in Labac-Silchar centre was contributed by increase in the prices of Rice, Wheat Atta, Potato and other vegetable items, etc.
On the other hand, Quilon centre experienced a decrease of 2 points mainly due to decrease in prices of Fish Fresh.
The index in respect of six main centres for September, 2006 stood at the following level:-
MLD/ L -96 (cpi-iw) 31.10.06