Shimla: The retail inflation based on agricultural and rural labourers rose to to 9.43 percent and 9.93 percent in September due to rise in price of major food crops.
These figures stood at 9.18 percent and 9.34 percent, respectively in August this year.
It was mainly due to increase in the prices of rice, wheat, wheat atta, bajra, pulses, mustard oil, vegetables and fruits, sugar, gur, saree cotton (mill), shirting cloth cotton (mill) and anacin, according to an official release.
The inflation based on food index of consumer price index (CPI) of agriculture and rural labourers stood at 9.05 percent and 9.20 percent, respectively during September 2012.
The rise in index varied from state to state and in case of Agricultural Labourers, it recorded on increase ranging between 1 to 19 points in all 20 states. Haryana with 757 point topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 555 points stood at the bottom.
In case of Rural Labourers, it recorded an increase between 1 to 17 points in all the 20 states. Again, Haryana with 750 points topped the index table, whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 577 points remained at the bottom.
First Published: Friday, October 19, 2012, 22:00