Inflation rate up to 0.26 percent

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New Delhi, Apr 23 (ANI): The rate of inflation in India for the week ended April 11 rose marginally to 0.26 percent, from 0.18 percent a week earlier, a government data showed on Thursday.

The inflation rate, as measured by the wholesale price index, was 7.95 per cent during the corresponding week of the previous year.

During the week, prices of raw food as a whole rose by 0.5 percent due to tea prices increasing by five percent, bajara by three percent, fruit and vegetables by two percent, and mutton and maize by one percent each.

Between April 11 and April 4, the wholesale price index rose 0.3 per cent to 228.8 from 228.2 the week before, as per the provisional data released by the Commerce and Industry Ministry.

Among the three main commodity groups, the index for manufactured products and primary articles rose 0.2 per cent and 0.5 per cent.

The index for fuel, power, light and lubricants remained unchanged at 322.6. (ANI)

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