"Point to point rate of inflation based on the Consumer Price Index-Agricultural Labourers (CPI-AL) and Consumer Price Index-Rural Labourers (CPI-RL) increased from 12.65 percent and 12.48 percent in October, 2013 to 13.43 percent and 13.27 percent in November, 2013," said a Labour Ministry statement.
    
According to the statement Inflation based on food index of CPI-AL and CPI-RL are 14.73 percent and 14.54 percent respectively during November. Food inflation index for CPI-AL rose to 771 points in November from 759 points in October while the index for CPI-RL increased to 772 points in November from 759 points in October this year.
    
The rise in retail index varied from state to state. In case of farm workers, it recorded an increase which varied between 1 points and  21 points. Haryana with 860 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 631 points stood at the bottom.
    
In case of rural workers, it recorded an increase of 2-22 points in 19 States and remained stationary in one state. Haryana with 854 points topped the index table, whereas Himachal Pradesh state with the index level of 666 points stood at the bottom.
    
Farm workers retail inflation index for Bihar registered the maximum increase of 21 points while rural labourers index for Assam registered the maximum increase of 22 points mainly due to increase in the prices of wheat atta, maize, milk, vegetables and fruits, firewood, saree cotton mill and doctor's fee.

(Agencies)

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