Industrial output had seen a growth of 6.2 per cent in 2008 of the same month.
In Jan, the mining index fell -0.4 per cent as against to 2.9 per cent growth in 2008. The manufacturing Index dropped -0.8 per cent vs 6.7 per cent growth a year earlier. The electricity index was however up 1.8 per cent on a year-on-year basis.
With industrial growth standing at 3 per cent for the first 10 months of fiscal year, it would be difficult for official projection of economic growth of 7.1 per cent in 2008-09.