Retail inflation for agriculture workers increased to 12.30 per cent in January mainly due to increase in prices of food items and bus fare.
The same for rural labourers was 12.28 per cent in January, according to an official release.
"Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL and CPI-RL increased from 11.33 per cent and 11.31 per cent in December, 2012 to 12.30 per cent and 12.28 per cent in January, 2013," a Labour Ministry statement said here.
According to the data released today, the retail inflation based on food index of Consumer Price Index-Agriculture Labourers (CPI-AL) and Consumer Price Index-Rural Labourers (CPI-RL) are 12.98 per cent and 12.94 per cent respectively during January this year.
The All-India CPI numbers for agricultural and Rural labourers for January increased by 6 points each to stand at 694 points 695 respectively.
In case of farm workers, the index recorded an increase which varied between 2 to 12 points in 17 states and a decrease between 1 to 9 points in 3 States.
Haryana with 765 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 554 points stood at the bottom.
In case of rural workers, the CPI recorded an increase between 2 to 11 points in 17 states and a decrease between 2 to 8 points in 3 states.
Haryana with 759 points topped the index table whereas Himachal Pradesh with the index level of 578 points stood at the bottom.
Karnataka and Rajasthan registered the maximum increase of 12 points each for farm workers. Rajasthan registered the maximum increase of 11 points in respect of farm workers mainly due to increase in the prices of wheat or atta, jowar, bajra, maize, ragi, moong dal, meat goat, milk, mixed spices, onion, firewood, anacin and bus fare.
On the other hand, Maharashtra state registered the maximum decline of 9 points and 8 points respectively for CPI-AL and CPI-RL due to more supply of rice in fair price shops and decline in the prices of wheat, pulses, fish fresh, chilles dry, sugar and gur.