20 Apr 2012

Consumer Price Index Numbers on base 2010=100 for Rural, Urban and Combined for the Month of March, 2012

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 The Central Statistics Office (CSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation releases Consumer Price Indices (CPI) on base 2010=100 for all-India and States/UTs separately for rural, urban and combined every month with effect from January, 2011. 

Provisional indices for the month of March 2012 and also final indices for February 2012 are being released with this note for all-India and for States/UTs.

            All India provisional General (all groups), Group and Sub- Group level CPI numbers of March 2012 for rural, urban and combined are given in Annex I. The General Indices for rural, urban and combined are 116.3, 114.6 and   115.6 respectively. 

Provisional annual inflation rate based on all India general CPI (Combined) for March 2012 on point to point basis (March 2012 over March 2011) is 9.47 % as compared to  8.83 % (final) for the previous month of February 2012. The corresponding provisional inflation rates for rural and urban areas for March 2012 are 8.79 % and 10.30 % respectively. Inflation rates (final) for rural and urban areas for February 2012 are 8.36 % and 9.45 % respectively. Inflation for specified categories is indicated at Annex II.

State/UT-wise General provisional CPI numbers for rural, urban and combined are at Annex III. State/ UT wise Group level provisional indices are available in the Ministry’s website (www.mospi.gov.in).

Price data are collected from selected towns by the Field Operations Division of NSSO and from selected villages by the Department of Posts. Price data are received through web portals being maintained by the National Informatics Centre.

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