Food inflation drops to 9.18% on from 9.50%

Food inflation drops to 9.18% on from 9.50%

New Delhi: Food price index rose 9.18% and the fuel price index climbed 13.13% in the year to 26 March, government data on Thursday showed.

In the previous week, annual food and fuel inflation stood at 9.50% and 13.13%.

The primary articles price index was up 12.97%, compared with an annual rise of 12.98% a week earlier.

The wholesale price index-based inflation , the most widely watched gauge of prices in India, unexpectedly quickened an annual 8.31% in February from 8.23 percent in January.

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