The farm and rural workers retail inflation lessen marginally in the month of August to 3.9 percent and 3.97 percent, respectively, said a labour ministry statement.
As per to the statement of union labour ministry, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) based inflation for farm and rural workers in July, 2021 stood at 3.92 percent and 4.09 percent, respectively.
Correspondingly, food inflation for farm workers was steady at 2.13 percent and rural workers at 2.32 percent in August 2021 as against the 2.66 percent and 2.74 percent, respectively in July 2021 and 7.76 percent and 7.83 percent, respectively during August of the previous year.
The All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourers (CPI-AL) surged by 5 points to stand at 1,066 for the month of August 2021 and the Consumer Price Index for Rural Labourers (CPI-RL) increased by 4 points to 1,074 points.
The CPI-AL and CPI-RL in July, 2021 stood at 1,061 points and 1,070 points, respectively.
The major contribution towards the increase in general index of Agricultural Labourers and Rural Labourers came from food group with 2.43 and 2.28 points, respectively significantly due to surge in rates of rice, mustard-oil, milk, groundnut-oil, tea leaves, etc.
The increase or decrease in index varies from state to state.
In case of agricultural labourers, it recorded a rise of 1 to 15 points in 15 states while a decline of 2 to 13 points in 5 states.
Tamil Nadu stands with 1,247 points has ruled the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with 839 points stands at the bottom.
In case of Rural Labourers, it recorded a rise of 1 to 16 points in 15 states while a fall of 2 to 12 points in 5 states.
Karnataka came at top with 1,235 points in the index table whereas Bihar with 872 points set at the bottom.
Among all the states, the maximum rise in the CPI-AL and CPI-RL was aced by Andhra Pradesh by 15 points and 16 points, respectively significantly because of the increasing rates of rice, fish-dry, sugar, ragi, toilet soap, hair oil, etc.
On the other side of the table, the maximum fall in the CPI-AL and CPI-RL was experienced by Kerala, fall by 13 points and 12 points, respectively significantly due to low rates of rice, pulses, fish- fresh or dry, onions, vegetables, fruits, etc.