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Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (2016=100) – June, 2023

Newdelhi:31/7/23:The Labour Bureau, an attached office of the M/o Labour & Employment, has been compiling Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers every month on the basis of retail prices collected from 317 markets spread over 88 industrially important centres in the country. The index is compiled for 88 centres and All-India and is released on the last working day of succeeding month. The index for the month of June, 2023 is being released in this press release.

The All-India CPI-IW for June, 2023 increased by 1.7 points and stood at 136.4 (one hundred thirty six point four). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 1.26 per cent with respect to previous month compared to increase of 0.16 per cent recorded between corresponding months a year ago.

The maximum upward pressure in current index came from Food & Beverages group contributing 1.62 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Wheat, Wheat Atta, Arhar Dal, Moong Dal, Fish Fresh, Poultry Chicken, Egg-Hen, Apple, Banana, Brinjal, Carrot, Ginger, Cauliflower, Chili Green, Potato, Onion, Tomato, Cumin seed/Jira, Supari, Casual Wear, Canvas Shoes, Utensil,  Medicine ayurvedic,  etc. are responsible for the rise in index. However, this increase was largely checked by Mustard Oil, Palm Oil, Sunflower Oil, Coconut Oil, Lemon, Mango, Kerosene Oil, etc. putting downward pressure on the index.

 At centre level, Angul-Talchar recorded a maximum increase of 8.5 points followed by Raipur and Labac-Silchar with 6.8 and 6.3 points respectively. Among others, 3 centres recorded increase between 5 to 5.9 points, 2 centres between 4 to 4.9 points, 10 centres between 3 to 3.9 points, 11 centres between 2 to 2.9 points, 28 centres between 1 to 1.9 points and 26 centres between 0.1 to 0.9 points. On the contrary, Mungel-Jamalpur recorded a maximum decrease of 1.1 point. Among others, 4 centers recorded decrease between 0.1 to 0.9 points.

Year-on-year inflation for the month stood at 5.57 per cent compared to 4.42 per cent for the previous month and 6.16 per cent during the corresponding month a year before. Similarly, Food inflation stood at 6.00 per cent against 3.24 per cent of the previous month and 6.73 per cent during the corresponding month a year ago.

Y-o-Y Inflation based on CPI-IW (Food and General)

All-India Group-wise CPI-IW for May, 2023 and June, 2023

Sr. No. Groups May, 2023     June, 2023
I Food & Beverages 133.7 137.8
II Pan, Supari, Tobacco & Intoxicants 155.5 156.0
III Clothing & Footwear 136.9 137.0
IV Housing 123.4 123.4
V Fuel & Light 181.7 181.5
VI Miscellaneous 132.3 132.6
  General Index 134.7 136.4

CPI-IW: Groups Indices

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of July, 2023 will be released on Thursday, 31st August, 2023. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureau.gov.in.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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