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Historically, the wholesale price index (WPI) has been the main measure of inflation in India. However, in 2013, the governor of The Reserve Bank of India Raghuram Rajan had announced that the consumer price index is a better measure of inflation. In India, the most important category in the consumer price index is Food, beverages and tobacco (49.7 percent of total weight). Fuel and light accounts for 9.5 percent; Housing for 9.8 percent; Transport and communication for 7.6 percent; Medical care for 5.7 percent; Clothing, bedding and footwear for 4.7 percent and education for 3.4 percent. This page provides - India Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - India Inflation Rate - was last refreshed on Saturday, September 20, 2014.