Price Index up by 0.6 per cent

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Shimla, Apr 28 : All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial workers for March, 2023 increased by 0.6 points and stood at 133.3(one hundred thirty three point three).
On one month percentage change, it increased by 0.45 per cent with respect to previous month compared to increase of 0.80 per cent recorded between corresponding months ayear ago.

The maximum upward pressure in current index came from Fuel & r,ight group contributing 0.25 percentage points to the total change.

Fire wood and Chips, HospitalNursing Home Charges, Medicine Allopathic, Motor Cycle/Scooter Mopad, Toilet Soap, Tooth Paste, Arhar Dal, Cow Milk, Dairy Milk, Fish
Fresh, Pure Ghee, Apple, Banana, Cauliflower, Brinjal, Cabbage, Bitter Guard, French bean,
Lemon, Peas, Cumin Seed, Cooked Meal are responsible for the rise in index.

However, this increase was largely checked by Wheat Atta, Rice, Potato, Onion, Drum
Stick, Lady Finger, Tomato, Grapes, Soyabean Oil, Sunflower Oil, Mustard Oil, Cotton
Seed Oil, Poultry Chicken, Egg-Hen etc. putting downward pressure on the index.

At centre level, Ahmedabad recorded a maximum increase of 3.3 points followed by
Jamshedpur and Gurugram with 3.2 and 3.1 points respectively.

Among others, three centres recorded increase between 2 to2.9 points,23 centres between one to 1.9 points and,43 centres between 0.1 to 0.9 points. On the contrary, Salem recorded a maximum decrease of 1.4 points followed by Tirunelveli and Tripura with 1.1 and 1 point respectively.

Among others, nine centers recorded decrease between 0.1 to 0.9 points. Rest of four centers index remained

Year-on-year inflation for the month stood at 5.79 per cent compared to 6.1 6 per cent
for the previous month and 5.35 per cent during the corresponding month a year before.

Similarly, Food inflation stood at 5.02 per cent against 6.13 per cent of the previous month and 6.27 per cent during the corresponding month a year ago.


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