Inflation rate up to 0.26 percent

April 23rd, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI  

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New Delhi, Apr 23 (ANI): The rate of inflation in
India for the week ended April 11 rose marginally to 0.26 percent, from 0.18
percent a week earlier, a government data showed on Thursday.

The inflation rate, as measured by the wholesale
price index, was 7.95 per cent during the corresponding week of the previous
year.

During the week, prices of raw food as a whole rose
by 0.5 percent due to tea prices increasing by five percent, bajara by three
percent, fruit and vegetables by two percent, and mutton and maize by one
percent each.

Between April 11 and April 4, the wholesale price
index rose 0.3 per cent to 228.8 from 228.2 the week before, as per the
provisional data released by the Commerce and Industry Ministry.

Among the three main commodity groups, the index for
manufactured products and primary articles rose 0.2 per cent and 0.5 per cent.

The index for fuel, power, light and lubricants
remained unchanged at 322.6. (ANI)

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