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Retail inflation for farm, rural workers eases marginally in May

Inflation based on food index of CPI-AL and CPI-RL is at 10.40 per cent and 10.21 per cent, respectively in May 2020

A woman reaps wheat crops during the harvest season amid the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, near Raispur village in Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh
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Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar has said that it is commendable that Labour Bureau is bringing out retail inflation and other sets of data during these challenging times.

Press Trust of India New Delhi
Retail inflation for farm and rural workers in May fell slightly to 8.4 per cent and 8.12 per cent, respectively, in May as compared with April this year, a labour ministry statement said on Friday.

"Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL (agriculture labourers) and CPI-RL (rural labourers) decreased to 8.40 per cent and 8.12 per cent in May 2020 from 8.80 per cent and 8.52 per cent, respectively in April 2020," the statement said.

Inflation based on food index of CPI-AL and CPI-RL is at 10.40 per cent and 10.21 per cent, respectively in May 2020.

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First Published: Jun 19 2020 | 6:06 PM IST

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