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The output growth of fertiliser was in the negative zone. File photo

Core infrastructure sectors' growth slows to 6.7 pc in Feb

Poor performance of some sectors like fertiliser pull down index


The growth of eight key infrastructure sectors slowed to 6.7 per cent in February on account of poor performance of some sectors like fertiliser, according to official data released on Thursday.

However, the growth rate is higher than January this year.

The growth of eight core sectors coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertiliser, steel, cement and electricity – was 4.1 per cent in January. It was 7.4 per cent in February 2023.

Cumulatively also, the growth rate in the output of these sectors slowed to 7.7 per cent in April-January this fiscal against 8.2 per cent in April-February 2022-23.

The output growth of fertiliser was in the negative zone.

The eight core sectors contribute 40.27 per cent to the country's Index of Industrial Production (IIP).

With agency inputs

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