Consumer Price Index (CPI) measure 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.
The 5 states with highest increase in CPI are: Meghalaya, Orissa, Lakshadweep, Assam and Bihar. CPI for Meghalaya has increased from 152.1 in April 2014 to 165.5 in October 2014 showing an increase of 13.4 index points. CPI for Orissa has increased from 137 in April 2014 to 149.6 in October 2014 showing an increase of 12.6 index points. CPI for Lakshadweep has increased from 129 in April 2014 to 137.6 in October 2014 showing an increase of 8.6 index points. CPI for Assam has increased from 139.4 in April 2014 to 147.5 in October 2014 showing an increase of 8.1 index points. CPI for Bihar has increased from 142.8 in April 2014 to 150.4 in October 2014 showing an increase of 7.6 index points.
The 5 states with lowest increase in CPI are: Delhi (with increase of 5.1 index points); Goa (with increase of 5.1 index points); Uttarakhand (with increase of 4.9 index points); Mizoram (with increase of 3.3 index points) and Manipur (with increase of 2.8 index points). In case of All India, CPI – General index has increased from 139.1 in April 2014 to 145.2 in October 2014 showing an increase of 6.1 points.