Table  10.5
	Annual percentage change in Real Wages for unskilled Agricultural Labour 
				for Selected States
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					Percentage Change  for
				agricultural year (July to June) over previous year
State                     1991-92   1992-93   1993-94     1994-95(P)    1995-96(P)
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Andhra Pradesh           (-)11.40    (+)1.57   (+)8.60     (+)2.71         (-)1.35

Assam                     (-)8.73   (+) 0.58   (-)6.58     (-)1.73         (+)2.26

Bihar                     (-)4.39   (-) 5.00   (+)5.98     (+)2.71         (-)3.36

Gujarat                   (-)4.31   (+) 7.92   (+)2.86     (+)0.31         (-)7.15

Karnataka                (-)13.25   (-)14.39  (+)41.31    (-)11.61        (-)12.67

Kerala                    (+)4.07   (+) 9.74   (-)2.84     (+)3.07        (+)18.56

Madhya Pradesh            (-)3.89   (+)12.57   (-)3.53     (+)1.49         (+)4.81

Maharashtra              (-)14.79   (+) 0.66  (+)25.58     (-)1.16        (-)10.08

Orissa                    (-)3.89   (+)11.03   (-)0.14     (-)3.52         (-)0.39

Punjab                    (+)3.65   (+) 4.25   (+)1.51     (-)1.85         (-)4.46

Rajasthan                 (+)6.12   (-) 3.56   (-)7.66     (+)1.05        (+)16.36

Tamil Nadu                (-)4.85   (+)13.29  (+)11.60     (+)1.03         (+)3.73

Uttar Pradesh             (+)1.02   (+) 7.56  (-) 6.77     (-)2.25        (+)11.03

West Bengal               (-)6.25   (+)24.39  (-) 6.50     (-)5.24         (-)8.29
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All India                 (-)6.19    (+)5.21   (+)5.61     (-)0.50         (-)0.69
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P-Provisional.

Notes : (i)     Data   on   state   average  wage   rates   for   unskilled  
	agricultural labour   in   current  prices  are taken from 
	the Directorate of Economics and  Statistics, 
	Ministry  of  Agriculture. The same have been converted into  
	real  wages by deflating with the State level Consumer Price Index Numbers 
	for Agricultural Labourers (CPIAL) with 1960-61 as base.  Having estimated 
	real wages for   agricultural   year  (July to June),percentage change over 
	previous year has been worked out.
	
	(ii)    New series of CPIAL with base 1986-87 were released w.e.f. Nov. 1995.
	 To maintain continuity of old series of CPIAL, the new series have been 
	 converted by using the linking factor of each state and then, the average 
	 for each state has been worked out on the basis of converted series.
	
	 (iii)  The real wages for unskilled agricultural labour for each state have
	 been weighted by total agricultural labourers of the state for working 
	 out all India average. The weighted average real wages for all India are
	 based on 14 states as reported above. Having estimated weighted  average
	 real wages for all India, percentage change over previous year has 
	 been worked out.

	Source: Ministries of Agriculture and Labour.


					 

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