New Delhi: Inflation rose to 3.11% for the week ended 3 September, against 2.97% a week ago, mainly due to rise in prices of food items, petroleum products and manufactured articles.
The wholesale price-based index stood at 5.45% in the corresponding week last year.
Among food items, fish marine, eggs, moong and bajra became expensive, while prices of fruits & vegetables and poultry chicken came down.
Prices of aviation turbine fuel flared up by 5% while that of furnace oil shot up by 6%.
In manufactured items, imported edible oil, sunflower oil, ghee and khandsari went expensive. However, prices of groundnut oil and sugar declined.