New Delhi: Inflation rose to minus 0.95% for the week ended 15 August from minus 1.53% in the previous week on the back of rising food prices.
The wholesale price index (WPI) based inflation remained negative for the 11th consecutive week since 6 June mainly on high base. It was 12.82% for the corresponding week last year.
Prices of inland fish shot up by 25% over the previous week, eggs became dearer by 10%, masur dal was costly by 8%, milk price went up by 5%, and fruits and vegetables became expensive by 3%.
While the index of fuel, power, light and lubricants remained unchanged over the week ending 15 August, the index of manufactured products rose by 0.1% led by manufactured food products that rose by 0.7%.