March core sector growth slows down to 4.3% from 12.6% a year ago

The production of eight infrastructure sectors slowed down to 4.3 per cent in March against 12.6 per cent in the year-ago period, according to official data released on Friday.

The growth rate of the eight infrastructure sectors – coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertiliser, steel, cement and electricity – had expanded by 6 per cent in February.

During April-March 2021-22, the eight sectors grew by 10.4 per cent compared to a contraction of 6.4 per cent in 2020-21.

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