The Labour Bureau, an attached office of the M/o Labour & Employment, has been compiling the 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 maximum upward pressure in current index came from Food & Beverages group contributing 0.79 percentage points to the total change. At item level Tomato, Potato, Soyabeen Oil, Sunflower Oil, Buffalo Milk, Fish Fresh, Poultry Chicken, Cooked Meal, Cooking Gas, kerosene Oil, Bus Fare, Allopathic Medicine, Telephone Charges etc. are responsible for the rise in index. However, this increase was largely checked by Onion, Bitter Guard, Lady Finger, Chilli Green, Lemon, Mango, Water Melon, Pan Leaf, Petrol for Vehicles etc. putting downward pressure on the index.
The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of June, 2022 will be released on Friday, 29th July, 2022.