Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures changes over time in general level of prices of goods and services that households acquire for the purpose of consumption. For construction of CPI numbers, two requisite components are weighing diagrams (consumption patterns) and price data collected at regular intervals. The data refers to State wise Consumer Price Index with base year 2010 =100. There has been a decline in CPI in February 2015 as compared to April 2014 in all States and UTs.
The 5 states/UTs with highest decrease in CPI are Meghalaya, West Bengal, Chandigarh, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh during the period. CPI for Meghalaya has decreased from 152.1 in April 2014 to 125.2 in February 2015 showing a decrease of -26.9. CPI for West Bengal has decreased from 142.8 in April 2014 to 119.9 in February 2015 showing a decrease of -22.9. CPI for Chandigarh has decreased from 138.2 in April 2014 to 116.4 in February 2015 showing a decrease of -21.8. CPI for Jharkhand has decreased from 140 in April 2014 to 118.6 in February 2015 showing a decrease of -21.4. CPI for Uttar Pradesh has decreased from 140.4 in April 2014 to 119.1 in February 2015 showing a decrease of -21.3.
The 5 states with lowest decrease in CPI are Nagaland (-13.5 points), Lakshadweep (-12.3 points), Daman and Diu (-12.1 points), Dadra and Nagar Haveli (-8.5 points) and Manipur (-6.9 points).