India’s April infrastructure output growth at 17-month high

Infrastructure output grows 2.7% for the fiscal 2015-16, compared with a 4.5% growth in the previous fiscal year


Electricity production grew 14.7% in March from the previous fiscal. Photo: Bloomberg
Electricity production grew 14.7% in March from the previous fiscal. Photo: Bloomberg

New Delhi: India’s infrastructure output grew an annual 8.5% in April, at its fastest pace in 17 months, mainly helped by a favourable base effect, government data showed.

The output expanded 2.7% for the fiscal year 2015/16 that ended on March 31, compared with a 4.5% growth in the previous fiscal year, the data showed on Tuesday.

Electricity production grew 14.7% and fertiliser output jumped 7.8% in March from a year earlier, the data showed. Reuters

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