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Monday, May 31, 2010

CPI-IW for March : 170; Expected DA from July : 45%

All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on Base 2001=100 for the Month of April, 2010
All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of April, 2010 remained stationary at 170 (one hundred and seventy).
During April, 2010, the index recorded an increase of 4 points in Bangalore centre, 3 points each in Tripura, Rourkela, Asansol, Labac Silchar, Howrah, Durgapur and Mariani Jorhat centres, 2 points in 18 centres and 1 point in 18 centres. The index decreased by 2 pointsin Coimbatore, Ludhiana and Puducherry centres and 1 point in 12 centres, while in the remaining 19 centres the index remained stationary.
The maximum increase of 4 points in Banglore centre is mainly on account of increase in the prices of Goat Meat, Dairy Milk, Milk (Cow), Vegetable items, Snack Saltish, Cigarette, Saree (Synthetic), etc. The increase of 3 points each in Tripura, Rourkela, Asansol, Labac Silchar, Howrah, Durgapur and Mariani Jorhat centres is due to increase in the prices of Rice, Poultry, Goat Meat, Fish Fresh, Vegetable items, Cigarette, Firewood, etc. However, the decrease of 2 points each in Coimbatore, Ludhiana and Puducherry centres is due to decrease in the prices of Rice, Wheat, Wheat Atta, Onion, Sugar, etc.
The indices in respect of the six major centres are as follows :
1. Ahmedabad 164
2. Bangaluru 179
3. Chennai 156
4. Delhi 158
5. Kolkata 168
6. Mumbai 167
The point to point rate of inflation for the month of April, 2010 is 13.33% as compared to 14.86% in March, 2010.