Press Release on New CPI for March, 2019
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF STATISTICS AND PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTATION
CENTRAL STATISTICS OFFICE
Dated the 12th April, 2019
22,Chaitra, Saka 1941
CONSUMER PRICE INDEX NUMBERS ON BASE 2012=100 FOR RURAL,
URBAN AND COMBINED FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2019
The Central Statistics Office (CSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has revised the Base Year of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) from 2010=100 to 2012=100 with effect from the release of indices for the month of January 2015.
2. In this press note, the CPI (Rural, Urban, Combined) on Base 2012=100 is being released for the month of March 2019. In addition to this, Consumer Food Price Index (CFPI) for all India Rural, Urban and Combined are also being released for March 2019.
All India Inflation rates (on point to point basis i.e. current month over same month of last year, i.e., March 2019 over March 2018), based on General Indices and CFPIs are given as follows…