The CPI index measures retail prices in major food groups, fuel, clothing, housing and education across rural and urban India
The corresponding provisional inflation rates for rural and urban areas for November 2012 are 9.97% and 9.69% respectively.
Inflation rates (final) for rural and urban areas for September 2012 are 9.90% and 9.46% respectively.
Price data are collected from selected towns by the Field Operations Division of NSSO and from selected villages by the Department of Posts. Price data are received through web portals being maintained by the National Informatics Centre.
Analysts expects that the Reserve bank of India (RBI) may continue to keep policy rates steady in its meeting on December 18.