The factory output was down in the first month of this fiscal compared with 6.2 per cent in April, 2008. Electricity generation grew by 7.1 pc in Apr against 1.4 pc a year ago. Manufacturing, which has a weight of around 80 per cent in IIP, grew by modest 0.7 per cent from 6.7 per cent.
Mining grew by 3.8 per cent in the month compared with 6.1% in April, 2008. Consumer non-durable output reduced by 10.4 percent against the 10 pc growth in the same month a year ago. The Capital goods production declined by 1.3 per cent against growth of 12.4 per cent a year ago.