Food inflation at 7-week low of 13.07 pc

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New Delhi, Feb 10 (PTI) Food inflation fell to a sevenweek low 13.07 per cent for the week ended January 29 aspulses turned cheaper, even as vegetables remain costly.

Snapping the two week rising trend, food inflation fellnearly 4 percentage points in the week from 17.05 per cent inthe week ended January 22.

On an annual basis, prices of potatoes declined 8.87 percent, while pulses fell 8.63 per cent and wheat by 3.58 percent,, data released by the government showed.

Prices on onion, which had more than doubled in the weekended January 22, eased in the subsequent week. However,onions continued to remain dearer by 78.64 per cent for theweek ended January 29.

Vegetables as a whole have turned costlier by 44.34 percent on an annual basis.

Fruits and milk became costlier by 10.46 per cent and11.66 per cent on a year on year basis respectively.

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