Q. The government of India in June 2019 set up a working group to revise the current series of Wholesale Price Index (WPI) and devise a new Producer Price Index (PPI). The group is headed by which of the following?
The government has set up a working group under Niti Aayog member Ramesh Chand to revise the current series of Wholesale Price Index (WPI) with base 2011-12 and devise a new Producer Price Index (PPI).
- The group will review the commodity basket of the current series of WPI, suggest changes in commodities in the light of structural changes in the economy witnessed since 2011-12 and decide on the computational methodology to be adopted for monthly WPI/PPI.
- The government had in 2014 constituted a committee under Professor BN Goldar to devise a PPI after the Reserve Bank of India began considering consumer price inflation as a better gauge of inflation than WPI.
Source: The Hindu