Consumer Price Index Numbers
Consumer Price Index Numbers on Base 2010=100 for Rural, Urban and Combined for the Month of March 2011
The Central Statistics Office (CSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has introduced a new series of Consumer Price Indices (CPI) on base 2010=100 for all-India and States/UTs separately for rural, urban and combined with effect from January, 2011.
Provisional indices for the month of March, 2011 and also final indices for January 2011 are being released with this note for all-India and for States/UTs. It may be mentioned that annual inflation rates would be available at the time of release of indices for January 2012, when the indices for one year are available.
All India indices
All India provisional General (all groups), Group and Sub- Group level CPI numbers (after rounding off to the nearest integer) of March, 2011 for rural, urban and combined (rural plus urban) are given in Annex I. The General Indices for rural, urban and combined are107, 104 and 106 respectively, more or less the same level of February, 2011. At all India (rural plus urban) level, the index for ‘milk and products’ for March 2011 rose by 1.9% as compared to the corresponding index for February 2011 and the index for ‘egg, fish and meat’ also increased by 1.9%. The index for ‘vegetables’ declined by 6.6% while the index for ‘fruits’ rose by 3.5%.
State/UT -wise General and Group level provisional CPI numbers (after rounding off to the nearest integer) for rural, urban and combined are at Annex II, III and IV respectively.
Next date of release: 18.05.2011 for April, 2011.