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Index Numbers of Wholesale Price in India (Base: 2011-12=100) Review for the month of September, 2018

The official Wholesale Price Index for ‘All Commodities’ (Base: 2011-12=100) for the month of September, 2018 rose by 0.7 percent to 120.8 (provisional) from 120.0 (provisional) for the previous month.

 

INFLATION

The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly WPI, stood at 5.13% (provisional) for the month of September, 2018 (over September, 2017) as compared to 4.53% (provisional) for the previous month and 3.14% during the corresponding month of the previous year. Build up inflation rate in the financial year so far was 3.87% compared to a build up rate of 1.50% in the corresponding period of the previous year.

 

Inflation for important commodities / commodity groups is indicated in Annex-1 and Annex-II.

The movement of the index for the various commodity groups is summarized below:-

 

PRIMARY ARTICLES (Weight 22.62%)

 

The index for this major group rose by 0.2 percent to 135.4 (provisional) from 135.1 (provisional) for the previous month. The groups and items which showed variations during the month are as follows:-

 

The index for ‘Food Articles’ group declined by 0.2 percent to 144.5 (provisional) from 144.8 (provisional) for the previous month due to lower price of fish-marine (12%), egg and urad (3% each), gram and ragi (2% each) and fruits & vegetables and peas/chawali (1% each).  However, the price of betel leaves (18%), tea and pork (4% each), beef & buffalo meat and bajra (3% each), fish-inland, condiments & spices, maize and poultry chicken (2% each) and arhar, barley, mutton, wheat, masur and moong (1% each) moved up.

 

The index for ‘Non-Food Articles’ group declined by 0.2 percent to 124.8 (provisional) from 125.0 (provisional) for the previous month due to lower price of skins (raw) (5%), hides (raw) and industrial wood (4% each), copra (coconut) and soyabean (3% each), mesta and guar seed (2% each) and raw rubber, raw cotton, groundnut seed and coir fibre (1% each). However, the price of floriculture (18%), niger seed (7%), gingelly seed (6%), raw jute and sunflower (5% each), tobacco (3%), safflower (kardi seed) (2%) and rape & mustard seed, raw wool, raw silk, cotton seed, linseed and fodder (1% each) moved up.

 

The index for ‘Minerals’ group rose by 9.7 percent to 135.2 (provisional) from 123.2 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of garnet (60%), copper concentrate (26%), sillimanite (23%), iron ore (4%) and manganese ore and chromite (3% each).  However, the price of zinc concentrate and lead concentrate (1% each) declined.

 

The index for ‘Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas’ group rose by 1.1 percent to 95.9 (provisional) from 94.9 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of natural gas (4%).

 

FUEL & POWER (Weight 13.15%)

 

The index for this major group rose by 2.2 percent to 107.2 (provisional) from 104.9 (provisional) for the previous month. The groups and items which showed variations during the month are as follows:-

 

The index for ‘Coal’ group rose by 0.2 percent to 123.2 (provisional) from 123.0 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of coking coal (1%).

 

The index for ‘Mineral Oils’ group rose by 3.7 percent to 101.9 (provisional) from 98.3 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of lube oils (11%), naphtha (5%), HSD and petrol (4% each), LPG (3%), furnace oil, bitumen and kerosene (2% each) and ATF (1%).  However, the price of petroleum coke (2%) declined.

 

MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS (Weight 64.23%)

 

The index for this major group rose by 0.6 percent to 118.5 (provisional) from 117.8 (provisional) for the previous month. The groups and items which showed variations during the month are as follows:-

 

The index for ‘Manufacture of Food Products’ group rose by 0.3 percent to 129.4 (provisional) from 129.0 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of processing & preserving of fish, crustaceans & molluscs & products thereof (10%), basmati rice (6%), coffee powder with chicory (4%), maida and sooji (rawa ) (3% each), wheat flour (atta) and sunflower oil (2% each) and gur, manufacture of macaroni, noodles, couscous & similar farinaceous products, ice cream, other meats, preserved/processed, manufacture of prepared animal feeds, chicken/duck [dressed-fresh/frozen], rice bran oil, castor oil, manufacture of starches & starch products, rice [non-basmati], wheat bran and groundnut oil (1% each). However, the price of instant coffee (4%), honey and molasses (3% each), processed tea, processing & preserving of fruit & vegetables, vanaspati, sugar and copra oil (2% each) and condensed milk, gram powder (besan) and bagasse (1% each) declined.
The index for ‘Manufacture of Beverages’ group rose by 0.3 percent to 120.4 (provisional) from 120.0 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of rectified spirit and country liquor (2% each), spirits (1%).  However, the price of bottled mineral water (2%) declined.
The index for ‘Manufacture of Tobacco Products’ group declined by 0.3 percent to 149.6 (provisional) from 150.1 (provisional) for the previous month due to lower price of other tobacco products (1%).
The index for ‘Manufacture of Textiles’ group rose by 1.1 percent to 118.9 (provisional) from 117.6 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of synthetic yarn and woollen yarn (4% each), texturised & twisted yarn, manufacture of other textiles and manufacture of made-up textile articles, except apparel (2% each) and viscose yarn, manufacture of cordage, rope, twine & netting and cotton yarn (1% each).  However, the price of manufacture of knitted & crocheted fabrics (1%) declined.

 

The index for ‘Manufacture of Wearing Apparel’ group declined by 0.4 percent to 138.6 (provisional) from 139.1 (provisional) for the previous month due to lower price of manufacture of knitted & crocheted apparel (1%).
The index for ‘Manufacture of Leather and Related Products’ group rose by 0.4 percent to 123.0 (provisional) from 122.5 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of leather shoe (2%) and harness, saddles & other related items, waterproof footwear and belt & other articles of leather (1% each).  However, the price of vegetable tanned leather (9%) and chrome tanned leather, gloves of leather and plastic/pvc chappals (1% each) declined.
The index for ‘Manufacture of Wood and of Products of Wood and Cork ‘ group rose by 0.7 percent to 133.7 (provisional) from 132.8 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of lamination wooden sheets/veneer sheets and  wooden block-compressed or not (2% each) and particle boards, wood cutting [processed/sized] and plywood block boards (1% each).  However, the price of wooden box/crate (2%) declined.
The index for ‘Manufacture of Paper and Paper Products’ group rose by 0.4 percent to 123.1 (provisional) from 122.6 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of tissue paper (6%), map litho paper (4%), newsprint, base paper and corrugated paper board (2% each) and poster paper, laminated plastic sheet, kraft paper and paper for printing & writing (1% each).  However, the price of paper bag including craft paper bag (5%), corrugated sheet box (2%) and laminated paper (1%) declined.
The index for ‘Printing and Reproduction of Recorded Media ‘ group rose by 0.3 percent to 148.4 (provisional) from 147.9 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of printed form & schedule and journal/periodical (3% each), sticker plastic (2%) and newspaper (1%).  However, the price of hologram (3d) (3%) and printed books (1%) declined.
The index for ‘Manufacture of Chemicals and Chemical Products’ group rose by 0.6 percent to 119.3 (provisional) from 118.6 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of mono ethyl glycol and ethyl acetate (8% each), organic surface active agent and polyester film(metalized) (6% each), menthol and varnish (all types) (5% each), acetic acid & its derivatives, rubber chemicals and polyester fibre fabric (4% each), ammonium sulphate,  xlpe compound, nitrogenous fertilizer, others, carbon black, phosphoric acid and amine (3% each), liquid air & other gaseous products, camphor, ammonia gas, ammonium phosphate, di ammonium phosphate and plasticizer (2% each) and polyester chips or polyethylene terepthalate (pet) chips, phthalic anhydride, polyethylene, aromatic chemicals, caustic soda (sodium hydroxide), ethylene oxide, other petrochemical intermediates,  perfume/scent, superphospate/phosphatic fertilizer, others, catalysts, alcohols, organic solvent, hair oil/body oil, alkyl benzene, soda ash/washing soda, paint, sulphuric acid, viscose staple fibre, organic chemicals and other inorganic chemicals (1% each).  However, the price of gelatine (4%), hydrogen peroxide (3%) and agarbatti, nitric acid, acrylic fibre, toilet soap, agro chemical formulation, fungicide [liquid], printing ink, insecticide & pesticide, aniline (including pna, ona, ocpna), dye stuff/dyes incl. dye intermediates & pigments/colours and polystyrene [expandable] (1% each) declined.

 

The index for ‘Manufacture of Pharmaceuticals, Medicinal Chemical and Botanical Products’ group declined by 0.2 percent to 123.2 (provisional) from 123.5 (provisional) for the previous month due to lower price of antidiabetic drug excluding insulin (i.e. tolbutam) (7%), antipyretic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory formulations (3%), anti-retroviral drugs for HIV treatment, api & formulations of vitamins and anti allergic drugs (1% each).  However, the price of antibiotics & preparations thereof (4%), sulpha drugs (3%), plastic capsules (2%) and cotton wool (medicinal), ayurvedic medicaments and anti cancer drugs (1% each) moved up.

 

The index for ‘Manufacture of Rubber and Plastics Products’ group rose by 0.4 percent to 109.6 (provisional) from 109.2 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of polyester film (non-metalized) (7%), rubber cloth/sheet (6%), plastic tube (flexible/non-flexible) (4%), plastic components and processed rubber (3% each), rubber tubes-not for tyres, tractor tyre, elastic webbing and rubber crumb (2% each) and thermocol, plastic bag, acrylic/plastic sheet, polypropylene film, rubber tread, rubberized dipped fabric, plastic film, tooth brush, 2/3 wheeler tyre and polythene film (1% each). However, the price of condoms and plastic button (4% each), motor car tube (3%), rubber components & parts, plastic box/container and plastic furniture (2% each) and conveyer belt (fibre based), plastic tank and solid rubber tyres/wheels (1% each) declined.

 

The index for ‘Manufacture of Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products’ remained unchanged at 115.9 (provisional).   Rise in price was recorded for porcelain sanitary ware (7%), poles & posts of concrete (6%), white cement and graphite rod, granite (2% each) and marble slab, railway sleeper and cement blocks (concrete) (1% each).  While a decline in price was recorded for ordinary sheet glass and cement superfine (3% each), porcelain crockery, ceramic tiles (vitrified tiles) and slag cement (2% each) and glass bottle and stone [chip] (1% each).
The index for ‘Manufacture of Basic Metals’ group rose by 2.0 percent to 113.8 (provisional) from 111.6 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of aluminium alloys and sponge iron/direct reduced iron (DRI) (8% each), angles, channels, sections, steel (coated/not) (5%), MS bright bars, alloy steel wire rods and MS pencil ingots (4% each), pig iron, cold rolled (CR) coils & sheets, including narrow strip, MS wire rods, mild steel (MS) blooms and aluminium ingot (3% each), aluminium castings, gp/gc sheet, hot rolled (HR) coils & sheets, including narrow strip and MS castings (2% each) and rails, stainless steel tubes, brass metal/sheet/coils, ferrochrome, alumnium foil, aluminium shapes-bars/rods/flats, alloy steel castings, steel forgings-rough and steel cables (1% each). However, the price of copper shapes-bars/rods/plates/strips, copper metal/copper rings and aluminium disk & circles (3% each), stainless steel pencil ingots/billets/slabs (2%) and aluminium metal, ferrosilicon, other ferro alloys, lead ingots, bars, blocks, plates and silicomanganese (1% each) declined.

 

The index for ‘Manufacture of Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery and Equipment’ group declined by 0.3 percent to 115.2 (provisional) from 115.5 (provisional) for the previous month due to lower price of electrical stamping- laminated or otherwise (4%), boilers (3%), steel door (2%) and forged steel rings, bolts, screws, nuts & nails of iron & steel and cylinders (1% each).  However, the price of stainless steel tank and metal cutting tools & accessories (3% each) and hose pipes in set or otherwise,  steel structures, steel drums and barrels, iron/steel cap and pressure cooker (1% each) moved up.

 

The index for ‘Manufacture of Computer, Electronic and Optical Products’ group rose by 0.7 percent to 113.0 (provisional) from 112.2 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of meter (non-electrical) (5%), sunglasses (2%) and capacitors, telephone sets including mobile hand sets, watch and electronic printed circuit board (PCB)/micro circuit (1% each).  However, the price of microscope (8%) and electro-diagnostic apparatus, used in medical, surgical, dental or veterinary sciences (2%) declined

 

The index for ‘Manufacture of Electrical Equipment’ group rose by 0.1 percent to 111.8 (provisional) from 111.7 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of solenoid valve (6%), motors & other dc equipment (5%), fibre optic cables and air coolers (3% each), domestic gas stove, cooling tower, ACSR conductors, insulator and insulating & flexible wire (2% each) and electrical relay/conductor, PVC insulated cable, aluminium/alloy conductor, rotor/magneto rotor assembly, generators & alternators, jelly filled cables, light fitting accessories and aluminium wire (1% each). However, the price of microwave oven (7%), electric welding machine, refrigerators and transformer (2% each) and safety fuse, electrical resistors (except heating resistors), rubber insulated cables, electric filament type lamps and electric & other meters (1% each) declined.

 

The index for ‘Manufacture of Machinery and Equipment’ group rose by 0.2 percent to 111.3 (provisional) from 111.1 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of dumper (11%), precision machinery equipment/form tools (7%), chillers (6%), injection pump, mining, quarrying & metallurgical machinery/parts, deep freezers and air gas compressor including compressor for refrigerator (2% each) and sewing machines, motor starter, pharmaceutical machinery, water pump, centrifugal pumps, agriculture implements, grinding or polishing machine, hydraulic pump, agricultural tractors, lathes, roller mill (raymond), concrete vibrator & mixture and sugar machinery (1% each).  However, the price of conveyors – non-roller type (4%), chemical equipment & system (3%), machinery used in the milling industry, open end spinning machinery, furnaces & ovens, hydraulic equipment and roller & ball bearings (2% each) and manufacture of bearings, gears, gearing & driving elements, water purifier and threshers (1% each) declined.

 

The index for ‘Manufacture of Motor Vehicles, Trailers and Semi-Trailers’ group rose by 0.3 percent to 113.6 (provisional) from 113.3 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of radiators & coolers (6%), axles of motor vehicles and minibus/bus (2% each) and piston ring/piston & compressor, wheels/wheels & parts, silencer & damper and shafts of all kinds (1% each).  However, the price of crankshaft (6%), brake pad/brake liner/brake block/brake rubber, others (5%), release valve (3%) and chain (1%) declined.

 

The index for ‘Manufacture of Other Transport Equipment’ group rose by 0.2 percent to 111.4 (provisional) from 111.2 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of bicycles of all types (1%).

 

The index for ‘Manufacture of Furniture’ group declined by 0.1 percent to 125.4 (provisional) from 125.5 (provisional) for the previous month due to lower price of foam and rubber mattress (1%).  However, the price of steel shutter gate (1%) moved up.

 

The index for ‘Other Manufacturing’ group rose by 0.4 percent to 107.0 (provisional) from 106.6 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of playing cards (5%), intraocular lens (4%), football (2%) and cricket bat and carrom board (1% each).  However, the price of stringed musical instruments (incl. santoor, guitars, etc.) (4%), cricket ball (3%) and silver (1%) declined.

 

WPI FOOD INDEX (Weight 24.38%)

 

The rate of inflation based on WPI Food Index consisting of ‘Food Articles’ from Primary Articles group and ‘Food Product’ from Manufactured Products group increased from -2.25% in August, 2018 to 0.14% in September, 2018.

 

FINAL INDEX FOR THE MONTH OF JULY, 2018 (BASE YEAR: 2011-12=100)

 

For the month of July, 2018, the final Wholesale Price Index for ‘All Commodities’ (Base: 2011-12=100) stood at 119.9 as compared to 119.7 (provisional) and annual rate of inflation based on final index stood at 5.27 percent as compared to 5.09 percent (provisional) respectively as reported on 14.08.2018.

 

Next date of press release: 14/11/2018 for the month of October, 2018

This press release is available at our home page http://eaindustry.nic.in

 

Annexure-I

Wholesale Price Index and Rates of Inflation (Base Year: 2011-12=100)

          Month of September, 2018
Commodities/Major Groups/Groups/Sub-Groups Weight WPI

September2018

Latest month over month Build up from March Year on year
2017-18 2018-19 2017-18 2018-19 2017-18 2018-19
ALL COMMODITIES 100.00 120.8 0.09 0.67 1.50 3.87 3.14 5.13
PRIMARY ARTICLES 22.62 135.4 -2.81 0.22 3.46 5.62 0.69 2.97
Food Articles 15.26 144.5 -4.04 -0.21 5.23 5.24 2.04 -0.21
Cereals 2.82 150.4 0.00 0.47 -1.86 4.01 -0.07 5.54
Paddy 1.43 155.7 0.20 0.06 0.74 2.03 2.83 4.64
Wheat 1.03 149.8 0.36 0.81 -3.71 6.09 -1.71 8.87
Pulses 0.64 123.2 3.65 -1.04 -2.27 0.74 -24.26 -18.14
Vegetables 1.87 160.6 -23.74 -8.12 41.05 39.41 15.41 -3.83
Potato 0.28 220.3 -7.35 -2.91 34.25 68.81 -46.78 80.13
Onion 0.16 144.9 -12.11 -10.22 75.23 -7.88 79.78 -25.23
Fruits 1.60 146.3 -0.75 10.00 13.35 -3.88 2.93 -7.35
Milk 4.44 143.5 0.50 -0.14 2.86 1.99 4.31 2.21
Eggs, Meat & Fish 2.40 134.2 0.00 -1.11 0.52 0.83 5.47 -0.52
Non-Food Articles 4.12 124.8 -0.83 -0.16 -1.72 3.91 -2.60 4.17
Oil Seeds 1.12 138.5 0.71 -1.14 -0.54 -0.14 -8.38 8.20
Minerals 0.83 135.2 7.04 9.74 12.63 -2.24 0.54 4.56
Crude Petroleum 2.41 88.4 3.82 0.00 -10.61 19.62 -3.39 47.83
FUEL & POWER 13.15 107.2 3.14 2.19 -1.82 9.39 10.46 16.65
LPG 0.64 99.6 12.35 2.68 -20.30 17.04 21.90 33.51
Petrol 1.60 93.3 2.98 3.78 -3.28 10.41 16.37 17.21
HSD 3.10 100.8 1.98 3.92 -2.83 11.88 16.69 22.18
MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS 64.23 118.5 0.80 0.59 1.25 2.33 2.99 4.22
Manufacture of Food Products 9.12 129.4 0.78 0.31 0.86 1.17 1.99 0.78
Manufacture of Vegetable And Animal Oils and Fats 2.64 119.0 1.41 0.00 -0.55 1.71 0.19 10.39
Sugar 1.06 114.0 -0.08 -2.15 0.15 -2.40 7.38 -12.91
Manufacture of Tobacco Products 0.51 149.6 0.33 -0.33 5.63 -0.47 5.18 -0.40
Manufacture of Textiles 4.88 118.9 -0.44 1.11 0.27 4.12 0.98 5.04
Manufacture of Wearing Apparel 0.81 138.6 0.51 -0.36 2.78 0.65 3.87 1.32
Manufacture of Leather and Related Products 0.54 123.0 0.50 0.41 -0.42 2.16 -3.23 2.59
Manufacture of Wood And of Products of Wood and Cork 0.77 133.7 0.38 0.68 2.08 1.75 0.68 0.75
Manufacture of Paper and Paper Products 1.11 123.1 1.52 0.41 3.63 2.33 6.86 2.67
Manufacture of Chemicals and Chemical Products 6.47 119.3 0.18 0.59 -0.36 3.29 0.91 7.19
Manufacture of Rubber and Plastics Products 2.30 109.6 0.00 0.37 -1.10 1.86 1.03 1.86
Manufacture of other Non-Metallic Mineral Products 3.20 115.9 0.45 0.00 2.38 1.67 0.90 3.57
Manufacture of Cement, Lime and Plaster 1.64 113.6 0.71 -0.53 4.12 0.00 1.07 -0.18
Manufacture of Basic Metals 9.65 113.8 2.44 1.97 5.54 3.83 13.75 12.78
Mild Steel – Semi Finished Steel 1.27 101.1 1.09 1.61 3.10 3.06 4.14 8.59
Manufacture of Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery and Equipment 3.15 115.2 2.45 -0.26 0.37 2.86 4.51 5.79
Manufacture of other Transport Equipment 1.65 111.4 0.46 0.18 -0.27 0.91 1.58 1.64
   

Annexure-II

 
  Trend of Rate of Inflation for some important items during last six months  
  Commodities/Major Groups/Groups/Sub-Groups Weight (%) Rate of Inflation for the last six months  
  Sept-18 Aug-18 July-18 June-18 May-18 Apr-18  
  ALL COMMODITIES 100.00 5.13 4.53 5.27 5.68 4.78 3.62  
  PRIMARY ARTICLES 22.62 2.97 -0.15 2.04 4.74 3.79 2.59  
  Food Articles 15.26 -0.21 -4.04 -2.10 1.87 1.74 0.87  
  Cereals 2.82 5.54 5.05 3.51 2.59 1.68 0.21  
  Paddy 1.43 4.64 4.78 3.96 3.71 4.19 3.86  
  Wheat 1.03 8.87 8.39 6.38 5.14 3.05 -0.07  
  Pulses 0.64 -18.14 -14.26 -17.24 -20.23 -21.13 -22.46  
  Vegetables 1.87 -3.83 -20.18 -13.58 8.49 3.56 -0.40  
  Potato 0.28 80.13 71.89 75.19 99.64 88.53 71.66  
  Onion 0.16 -25.23 -26.80 44.20 21.02 13.20 13.62  
  Fruits 1.60 -7.35 -16.40 -8.81 3.73 15.40 19.39  
  Milk 4.44 2.21 2.86 2.87 2.37 2.38 2.54  
  Eggs, Meat & Fish 2.40 -0.52 0.59 0.87 -0.07 0.15 -2.00  
  Non-Food Articles 4.12 4.17 3.48 3.96 3.81 0.42 -0.74  
  Oil Seeds 1.12 8.20 10.23 9.86 8.80 8.16 6.54  
  Minerals 0.83 4.56 1.99 13.14 4.23 8.36 20.55  
  Crude Petroleum 1.95 47.83 53.47 58.99 59.64 44.57 26.18  
  FUEL & POWER 13.15 16.65 17.73 18.10 16.52 12.65 7.96  
  LPG 0.64 33.51 46.08 31.53 20.19 -0.74 -12.05  
  Petrol 1.60 17.21 16.30 20.75 18.23 13.90 10.09  
  HSD 3.10 22.18 19.90 22.84 21.88 17.34 13.50  
  MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS 64.23 4.22 4.43 4.53 4.17 3.82 3.29  
  Manufacture of Food Products 9.12 0.78 1.26 1.74 1.10 0.24 0.55  
  Manufacture of Vegetable And Animal Oils and Fats 2.64 10.39 11.95 13.50 13.88 13.21 11.19  
  Sugar 1.06 -12.91 -11.07 -10.51 -13.37 -19.46 -15.56  
  Manufacture of Tobacco Products 0.51 -0.40 0.27 2.82 4.50 5.87 3.70  
  Manufacture of Textiles 4.88 5.04 3.43 3.88 2.29 1.85 0.97  
  Manufacture of Wearing Apparel 0.81 1.32 2.20 2.14 3.71 3.79 4.77  
  Manufacture of Leather and Related Products 0.54 2.59 2.68 2.49 2.84 1.83 2.94  
  Manufacture of Wood And of Products of Wood and Cork 0.77 0.75 0.45 0.53 0.68 1.75 0.99  
  Manufacture of Paper and Paper Products 1.11 2.67 3.81 2.86 2.36 3.31 3.78  
  Manufacture of Chemicals and Chemical Products 6.47 7.19 6.75 6.48 5.47 5.10 4.21  
  Manufacture of Rubber and Plastics Products 2.30 1.86 1.49 2.05 0.83 0.46 -0.09  
  Manufacture of other Non-Metallic Mineral Products 3.20 3.57 4.04 3.48 2.22 2.76 3.78  
  Manufacture of Cement, Lime and Plaster 1.64 -0.18 1.06 0.44 -1.22 -0.26 1.78  
  Manufacture of Basic Metals 9.65 12.78 13.30 15.57 17.24 15.79 13.35  
  Mild Steel – Semi Finished Steel 1.27 8.59 8.03 8.50 12.63 11.76 9.66  
  Manufacture of Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery and Equipment 3.15 5.79 8.65 6.69 6.44 4.07 2.86  
  Manufacture of other Transport Equipment 1.65 1.64 1.92 1.92 1.19 1.28 2.22  

 

 

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President to inaugurate “International Buddhist Conclave 2018” on 23rd August, 2018

The President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate the “International Buddhist Conclave (IBC), 2018” in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 23rd August, 2018. The Minister of State (Independent charge), Shri K.J. Alphons will preside over the inaugural function. The Conclave is being organized by the Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with the State Governments of Maharashtra, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh from 23rd – 26th August, 2018 at New Delhi and Ajanta (Maharashtra), followed by site visits to Rajgir, Nalanda and Bodhgaya (Bihar) and Sarnath (Uttar Pradesh). During the inaugural session of the Conclave, the Ministry will launch its website landofbuddha.in and a new film showcasing the Buddhist sites in the country. From 24th – 26th August, 2018, delegates would be taken for site visits to Aurangabad, Rajgir, Nalanda, Bodhgaya and Sarnath.

The Ministerial level delegation from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar and Sri Lanka will participate in the conclave. The delegates from the following 29 countries are participating in the International Buddhist Conclave: – Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mangolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Norway, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, UK, USA and Vietnam.

The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, has been organizing the International Buddhist Conclave biennially. The earlier International Buddhist Conclaves were organized in New Delhi and Bodhgaya (February 2004), Nalanda and Bodhgaya (February 2010), Varanasi and Bodhgaya (September 2012), Bodhgaya and Varanasi (September 2014) and in Sarnath/Varanasi and Bodhgaya (October 2016).

International Buddhist Conclave 2018 will have a religious / spiritual dimension, an academic theme and a diplomatic and business component. Ministry of Tourism has invited senior leaders of various Buddhist sects, scholars, public leaders, journalists and international and domestic tour operators to increase footfalls to the Buddhist circuit in the country from other parts of the world, and participants from countries having significant Buddhist population including the ASEAN region and Japan.

The Indian Missions abroad have identified eminent Buddhist scholars / monks / opinion makers for International Buddhist Conclave 2018. The India Tourism Offices overseas have also identified tour operators/media etc. for the Conclave.

IBC-2018 will feature presentations by the Ministry of Tourism and State Governments, Panel discussion between scholars and monks and B2B meetings between the foreign and Indian tour operators. The Ministry has also planned to organize an ‘Investors’ Summit’ during the Conclave to attract investments in developing world class infrastructure at Buddhist sites.

India has a rich ancient Buddhist Heritage with several important sites associated with the life of Lord Buddha. The Indian Buddhist Heritage is of great interest to the followers of Buddhism the world over. The aim of the Conclave is to showcase and project the Buddhist Heritage in India and boost tourism to the Buddhist sites in the country and cultivate friendly ties with countries and communities interested in Buddhism.

Presently, it is estimated that there are nearly 500 million Buddhists all over the World and majority of them live in East Asia, South East Asia and Far East countries. However, a very small percentage of them visit the Buddhist sites in India each year. So the potential of encouraging more tourists to visit the Buddhist destinations where Lord Buddha lived and preached is immense. The “ASEAN” was the Guest of Honor during IBC, 2016 and Japan would be the ‘Partner Country for IBC-2018.

The most precious gift that the Ancient India has given to the World is, the Buddha and his Path, which is, the Eight-fold Path, in Pali language, Aṭṭhangiko Maggo. Therefore, ‘Buddha Path’ on one hand refers to the extraordinary Teachings of the Buddha which is also called the Middle Path which when practiced brings purity of mind and leads to Peace, Happiness and Harmony within and also in the Society as well. The Buddha Path provides quality of life based on Values as moral principles, or other ideas that guide our choices; Right beliefs, connection to nature and place with spirituality; Way of Life, daily practices, good habits and inspiring traditional skills for mental growth, thereby, making it the Living Heritage.

On the other hand, the ‘Buddha Path’ also refers to the Eight Great Places of Buddhist Heritage, (referred in Pali as Aṭṭhamahāṭhānāni). These Eight Places are connected with the important events of the life of the Buddha from the time of his Birth, Enlightenment, Teaching Dhamma to suffering humanity, till he passed away, Mahāparinirvāna, at the age of 80 years. After Buddha attained Nirvana these places came to be associated with the Path of Buddhism. This Buddha Path is the Living Heritage that still continues to inspire millions of people to walk and find out Peace, Happiness, Harmony and Solace. We Indians very much value this extraordinary legacy of the Buddha and take pride in it.

Therefore, with a view to synthesize both the meanings of the ‘Buddha Path’ together, thereby, work for the promotion of both the intangible and the tangible Buddhist Heritage, the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India has decided to organize 6th International Buddhist Conclave on the theme, “Buddha Path – The Living Heritage”.

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Sanjay Kumar/jk/Tourism/21.08.2018

Result of Civil Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2018 For Candidates who have Qualified For Admission In Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2018

On the basis of screening test held through Civil Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2018  on 03-6-2018, the candidates with the following Roll Numbers have qualified for admission to the Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2018.

The candidature of these candidates is provisional. In accordance with the Rules of the Examination, all these candidates have to apply again in the Detailed Application Form (DAF) for IFoS (Main) Examination, 2018 which would be available on the website of the Union Public Service Commission www.upsconline.nic.inHYPERLINK “http://www.upsc.gov.in/”. All the qualified candidates are advised to fill up the DAFIFoS, make the payment of Fee (Where applicable) as per the prescribed mode i.e. ONLINE and submit the same ONLINE for admission to the Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2018 to be held from 2nd December 2018. The DAF will be available on the Commission website from 04-09-2018 to 18-09-2018 till 06.00 PM.  Important instructions (regarding filling up of the DAF-IFoS and submitting the same ONLINE to the Commission) would also be available on the website. The qualified candidates have to first get themselves registered on the relevant page of the website before filling up the ONLINE Detailed Application Form.    The qualified candidates are further advised to refer to the Rules of the Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2018, published in the gazette of India (Extraordinary) of Ministry of Environment Forests and Climate Change dated 07-02-2018.

It may be noted that mere submission of application form does not, ipso facto, confer on any right for admission to the Main Examination.    The E-Admit card  alongwith the time table of the Main Examination will be uploaded on the Commission’s website for the eligible candidates 3 weeks before the commencement of the Examination.   Changes, if any, in the postal address or e-mail address or mobile number after submission of the DAF may be communicated to the Commission at once.

Candidates are also informed that marks, cut off marks and answer keys of  screening test held through CS(P) Examination, 2018   will be uploaded on the Commission web site i.e., www.upsconline.nic.inHYPERLINK “http://www.upsc.gov.in/”  only after entire process of the IFoS Examination, 2018 is over i.e. after the declaration of final result of IFoS Examination, 2018.

The Union Public Service Commission have a Facilitation Counter near the Examination Hall Building in its Campus. Candidates may obtain any information/clarification regarding their result of the above mentioned examination on all working days between 10.00 Hrs. to 17.00 Hrs. in person or on Tel. No. 011-23385271, 011-23098543 or 011-23381125 from this Facilitation Counter.  Candidates can also obtain information regarding their result by accessing Union Public Service Commission Website www.upsconline.nic.inHYPERLINK “http://www.upsc.gov.in/”.

The result of Roll  Number 1048940 has been withheld as the issue regarding the candidature is subjudice.

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Index of Eight Core Industries (Base: 2011-12=100) May, 2018

1.       The summary of the Index of Eight Core Industries (base: 2011-12) is given at the Annexure.

2.       The Eight Core Industries comprise 40.27 per cent of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP).  The combined Index of Eight Core Industries stands at 131.4 in May, 2018, which was 3.6 per cent higher as compared to the index of May, 2017. Its cumulative growth during April to May, 2018-19 was 4.1 per cent.

Coal

3.       Coal production (weight: 10.33 per cent) increased by 12.1 per cent in May, 2018 over May, 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 14.0 per cent during April to May, 2018-19 over corresponding period of the previous year.

Crude Oil

4.       Crude Oil production (weight: 8.98 per cent) declined by 2.9 per cent in May, 2018 over May, 2017. Its cumulative index declined by 1.9 per cent during April to May, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Natural Gas

5.       The Natural Gas production (weight: 6.88 per cent) declined by 1.4 per cent in May, 2018 over May, 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 2.0 per cent during April to May, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Refinery Products

6.       Petroleum Refinery production (weight: 28.04 per cent) increased by 4.9 per cent in May, 2018 over May, 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 3.9 per cent during April to May, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Fertilizers

7.       Fertilizers production (weight: 2.63 per cent) increased by 8.4 per cent in May, 2018 over May, 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 6.6 per cent during April to May, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Steel

8.       Steel production (weight: 17.92 per cent) increased by 0.5 per cent in May, 2018 over May, 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 2.1 per cent during April to May, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Cement

9.       Cement production (weight: 5.37 per cent) increased by 5.2 per cent in May, 2018 over May, 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 10.7 per cent during April to May, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Electricity

10.     Electricity generation (weight: 19.85 per cent) increased by 3.5 per cent in May, 2018 over May, 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 2.8 per cent during April to May, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Note 1: Data for March, 2018, April, 2018 and May, 2018 are provisional.

Note 2: Since April, 2014, Electricity generation data from Renewable sources are also included.

Note 3: The industry-wise weights indicated above are individual industry weight derived from IIP and blown up on pro rata basis to a combined weight of ICI equal to 100.

Note 4: Release of the index for June, 2018 will be on Tuesday, 31st July, 2018.

Annexure

Performance of Eight Core Industries

Yearly Index & Growth Rate

Base Year: 2011-12=100

Index

Sector Weight 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 Apr-May 2017-18 Apr-May 2018-19
Coal 10.3335 103.2 104.2 112.6 118.0 121.8 124.9 107.4 122.4
Crude Oil 8.9833 99.4 99.2 98.4 97.0 94.5 93.7 95.1 93.3
Natural Gas 6.8768 85.6 74.5 70.5 67.2 66.5 68.4 66.6 67.9
Refinery Products 28.0376 107.2 108.6 108.8 114.1 119.7 125.2 120.7 125.4
Fertilizers 2.6276 96.7 98.1 99.4 106.4 106.6 106.6 93.7 99.9
Steel 17.9166 107.9 115.8 121.7 120.2 133.1 140.5 138.5 141.4
Cement 5.3720 107.5 111.5 118.1 123.5 122.0 129.7 125.4 138.9
Electricity 19.8530 104.0 110.3 126.6 133.8 141.6 149.2 154.4 158.7
Overall Index 100.0000 103.8 106.5 111.7 115.1 120.5 125.7 122.7 127.8

 

Growth Rates (in per cent)

Sector Weight 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 Apr-May 2017-18 Apr-May 2018-19
Coal 10.3335 3.2 1.0 8.0 4.8 3.2 2.6 -3.2 14.0
Crude Oil 8.9833 -0.6 -0.2 -0.9 -1.4 -2.5 -0.9 0.1 -1.9
Natural Gas 6.8768 -14.4 -12.9 -5.3 -4.7 -1.0 2.9 3.3 2.0
Refinery Products 28.0376 7.2 1.4 0.2 4.9 4.9 4.6 2.8 3.9
Fertilizers 2.6276 -3.3 1.5 1.3 7.0 0.2 0.03 -0.5 6.6
Steel 17.9166 7.9 7.3 5.1 -1.3 10.7 5.6 6.3 2.1
Cement 5.3720 7.5 3.7 5.9 4.6 -1.2 6.3 -3.3 10.7
Electricity 19.8530 4.0 6.1 14.8 5.7 5.8 5.3 6.8 2.8
Overall Index 100.0000 3.8 2.6 4.9 3.0 4.8 4.3 3.3 4.1

 

Performance of Eight Core Industries

Monthly Index & Growth Rate

Base Year: 2011-12=100

Index

Sector Coal Crude Oil Natural Gas Refinery Products Fertilizers Steel Cement Electricity Overall Index
Weight 10.3335 8.9833 6.8768 28.0376 2.6276 17.9166 5.3720 19.8530 100.0000
May-17 111.8 97.6 69.7 125.4 98.3 142.9 128.6 158.1 126.8
Jun-17 107.6 94.1 69.3 119.4 107.3 138.0 132.0 147.4 121.7
Jul-17 98.5 96.4 72.2 119.4 108.6 131.3 122.4 151.9 120.4
Aug-17 101.3 95.1 69.5 121.6 115.4 139.0 117.3 155.4 123.0
Sep-17 103.1 92.0 68.8 122.7 105.3 138.7 119.8 150.5 122.0
Oct-17 119.4 95.7 71.0 132.1 116.8 146.7 125.2 149.8 128.7
Nov-17 133.5 90.8 68.5 126.0 111.8 137.5 125.4 140.1 124.1
Dec-17 142.6 94.2 69.2 133.1 112.1 138.0 135.3 143.9 128.8
Jan-18 149.5 93.8 67.6 135.4 105.5 145.0 140.6 149.5 132.5
Feb-18 143.2 86.1 62.1 120.9 102.2 141.7 138.0 136.1 123.2
Mar-18 185.0 95.8 69.8 130.3 107.0 153.2 148.9 156.7 138.4
Apr-18 119.6 91.8 67.1 119.1 93.1 139.2 142.4 153.7 124.2
May-18 125.3 94.8 68.7 131.6 106.6 143.7 135.3 163.7 131.4

 

 

Growth Rates (in per cent)

Sector Coal Crude Oil Natural Gas Refinery Products Fertilizers Steel Cement Electricity Overall Index
Weight 10.3335 8.9833 6.8768 28.0376 2.6276 17.9166 5.3720 19.8530 100.0000
May-17 -3.2 0.7 4.5 5.4 -5.9 3.8 -1.4 8.2 3.9
Jun-17 -6.7 0.6 6.4 -0.2 -2.7 6.0 -3.3 2.2 1.0
Jul-17 0.6 -0.5 6.6 -2.7 0.2 9.4 1.0 6.6 2.9
Aug-17 15.4 -1.6 4.2 2.4 -0.6 2.2 0.7 8.3 4.4
Sep-17 10.4 0.1 6.3 8.1 -7.7 3.7 0.1 3.4 4.7
Oct-17 3.9 -0.4 2.8 7.5 3.0 8.6 -1.3 3.2 5.0
Nov-17 0.7 0.2 2.4 8.2 0.3 14.5 16.9 3.9 6.9
Dec-17 0.4 -2.1 1.1 6.6 3.0 0.4 17.7 4.4 3.8
Jan-18 3.8 -3.2 -1.2 11.0 -1.6 1.7 19.6 7.7 6.2
Feb-18 1.3 -2.4 -1.8 7.8 5.2 5.0 23.0 4.6 5.4
Mar-18 9.1 -1.6 0.9 1.1 3.2 4.7 13.0 6.0 4.4
Apr-18 16.0 -0.8 5.8 2.7 4.6 3.8 16.5 2.1 4.6
May-18 12.1 -2.9 -1.4 4.9 8.4 0.5 5.2 3.5 3.6

 

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Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) — May, 2018

The All-India CPI-IW for May, 2018 increased by 1 point and pegged at 289 (two hundred and eighty nine). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.35 percent between April, 2018 and May, 2018 when compare with the increase of (+) 0.36 percent between the corresponding months of previous year.

The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (+) 0.68 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Groundnut Oil, Fish Fresh, Poultry (Chicken), Eggs (Hen), Mik, Pure Ghee, Chillies Green, Onion, Brinjal, Cabbage, Carrot, French Bean, Green Coriander Leaves, Palak, Potato, Radish, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. owever, this increase was checked by Wheat, Wheat Atta, Mustard Oil, Chillies Dry, Lady’s Finger, Mango (Ripe), Torai, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation based on CPI-IW stood at 3.96 percent for May, 2018 as compared to 3.97 percent for the previous month and 1.09 percent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 1.66 percent against 1.33 percent of the previous month and (-) 1.63 percent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Sholapur and Bhilai reported the maximum increase of 6 points each followed by Pune, Kodarma and Godavarikhani (5 points each). Among others, 4 points increase was observed in 2 centres, 3 points in 6 centres, 2 points in 18 centres and 1 point in 15 centres. On the contrary, Chhindwara, Darjeeling, Jalandhar, Jaipur and Ghaziabad recorded a maximum decrease of 2 points each. Among others, 1 point decrease was observed in 12 centres. Rest of the 15 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 36 centres are above All-India Index and 9 centres’ indices are below national average. The indices of Mumbai, Jabalpur and Chhindwara centres remained at par with All-India Index.

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of June, 201 will be released on Tuesday, 31st July, 2018. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in.

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