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Government Of Assam Dibrugarh District

PRICE STATISTICS

   The main objective of Price Statistics is to collect various prices as mentioned below - (i) Weekly Retail Price, (ii) Wholesale Price, (iii) Farm Harvesting Price, (iv) Retail Price of Agricultural Commodities Grown and Sold, (v) Agricultural  Labour Wages, (vi) Building Material Prices etc. Deputy Director of Economics & Statistics collects above mention prices from different centers fixed by the Directorate of Economics & Statistics, Assam. Some prices are collected on weekly basis and some are on monthly basis from various centers of the district covering Rural and as well as Urban areas.

            All the above prices of various items are collected as per schedules supplied by the Directorate of Economics & Statistics, Assam and submitted the same to the Directorate of Economics & Statistics, Assam for further necessary processing and finally to construct the different index of prices, i.e. Consumer Price Index, Wholesale Price Index, BM Price Index.

 

(i) Weekly Retail Price :

          Weekly Retail Price are collected every Saturday on some selected food and non-food items as per proforma supplied by the Directorate of Economics & Statistics, Assam.

            There are two nos. of Rural Weekly Retail Price collection centre i.e. Tengakhat and Khowang. Weekly Retail Price is also collected from some selected shops from Dibrugarh Town  as a Urban centre of collection. The filled-in schedules are then sent to Directorate of Economics & Statistics, Assam for construction of Consumer Price Index number of State as a whole.

(ii) Wholesale Price :

            Whole Sale Price is collected from some selected shops from Dibrugarh Town Centre on some selected wholesale items as per profroma supplied by the of Economics & Statistics, Assam and the same is submitted to construct the Whole Sale Price Index of the State as a whole.

(iii) Farm Harvesting Price :

            The Deputy Director of Economics & Statistics, Dibrugarh also collects Farm Harvest Prices for Jokai Rural market on weekly basis for some selected agriculture items as per schedules (FH1 & FH2) supplied by the of Economics & Statistics, Assam and submit the same to the Directorate of Economics & Statistics, Assam on weekly basis.

(iv) Retail Price of Agricultural Commodities Grown and Sold :

            The retail prices of principal Agricultural Commodities like paddy, pulses, oil seeds, fibers vegetables and spices are collected from Barbaruah Centre and the same have been submitted to the Directorate of Economics & Statistics, Assam monthly and regularly.

(v) Agriculture Labour Wages:

           Wages of Agricultural labour wages like Plough man, Sower, Weeder, Reaper and Harvester are collected from Barbaruah Centre and Khowang Centre on monthly basis and have been submitted to the Directorate of Economics & Statistics, Assam regularly.

(vi) Building Material Prices:

            Price of Building materials like Bricks, Iron Rod, Cement, Sand, Timber, Lime, MS Sheets, Roofing Sheets etc. are collected from selected shops on quarterly basis as per prescribed format. The reports have been submitted to the Directorate of Economics & Statistics, Assam monthly and regularly for onwards submission to the National Building Organization, New Delhi.