Food inflation continues to rise, up 17.94 pc

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Food inflation continues to rise, up 17.94 pc
New Delhi, Feb 11: India's food inflation rose to 17.94 per cent for the week ended Jan 30, a data released on Thursday, Feb 11, said.

According to the data release, the wholesale price-based food inflation in the previous week was at 17.56 pc.

The fuel index, which rose an annual 10.44 per cent in the same week, has risen about 11 per cent since the end of Mar 2009.

The index for food articles rose by 0.3 per cent due to higher prices of pork and fruits & vegetables (2 pc each) and fish-marine, condiments & spices and bajra (1 p ceach).

However, the prices of eggs (5 pc), arhar and tea (3 pc each), urad and gram (2 pc each) and fish-inland, masur and barley (1 pc each) declined.

The index for non-food articles declined by 0.5 per cent due to lower prices of skins (raw) (4 pc), raw rubber (3 pc), raw cotton (2 pc) and linseed and mesta (1 pc each).

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