New Delhi The retail inflation for agricultural laborers and rural laborers declined to 6.32 per cent and 6.28 per cent respectively in August due to softening of prices of some food items. The Labor Ministry said in a statement that the inflation-to-point inflation based on CPI-AL (Consumer Price Index-Agricultural Labor) and CPI-RL (Consumer Price Index-Rural Labor) was 6.39 per cent and 6.23 per cent respectively in August 2019. .
The states saw maximum increase in CPI-AL and CPI-RL in the state of West Bengal (27 points and 28 points respectively). The main reason for this is the increase in the prices of wheat-ata, pulses, mustard-oil, milk, chilli, ginger, country liquor, firewood, bidi, meat goat, fish drought, bidi, bus fare, vegetables and fruits etc.
Maximum reduction in CPI-AL and CPI-RL was reported in Kerala (6 points and 8 points respectively). The main reason for this is the fall in prices of pulses, coconut oil, dry chillies, onions, fish etc.