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New Delhi : The National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI), released All India Consumer Price Index (CPI) on Base 2012=100 and corresponding Consumer Food Price Index (CFPI) for Rural (R), Urban (U) and Combined (C) for the month of September 2020 (Provisional) through a press note. CPIs for Sub-Groups and Groups for both All India and all States/UTs were also released.

The price data are collected from representative and selected 1,114 urban markets and 1,181 villages covering all States/UTs through personal visits by field staff of Field Operations Division of NSO, MoSPI, on a weekly roster. During the month of September, 2020, NSO collected prices from 98.0% villages and 97.8% urban markets while the prices reported therein were 83.0% for rural and 87.9% for urban, aacording to a PIB release.

All India Inflation rates (on point to point basis i.e. current month over same month of last year i.e. September 2020 over September 2019), based on General Indices and CFPIs are as follows: 

All India Inflation rates (%) based on CPI (General) and CFPI

Indices Sept. 2020 (Prov.) Aug. 2020 (Final)
Rural Urban Combd. Rural Urban Combd.
CPI (General) 7.43 7.26 7.34 6.66 6.80 6.69
CFPI 10.60 10.94 10.68 9.11 8.82 9.05