Core sector output growth remains muted at 2.1% in July1 min read 02 Sep 2019, 05:33 PM IST
Output of coal, crude oil, natural gas and refinery products recorded negative growth in July
The eight core sector industries had expanded by 7.3% in July last year
NEW DELHI : Growth in India’s eight infrastructure industries, which make up for two-fifth of the index of industrial production (IIP), dropped to 2.1% in July compared to 7.3% in the same month a year ago due to contraction in the output of coal, crude oil, natural gas and refinery products, official data showed on Monday. Energy consumption is usually considered a proxy for standard of living.