Manufacturing of eight infrastructure sectors recorded an nearly flat progress charge of 6 per cent in February as towards 5.9 per cent in the identical month final yr, based on official information launched immediately.
The output of core sectors had elevated by 8.9 per cent in January 2023.
Barring crude oil, all of the segments posted a rise in manufacturing.
Crude oil output contracted by 4.9 per cent in February.
The expansion charge of eight infrastructure sectors — coal, crude oil, pure fuel, refinery merchandise, fertilisers, metal, cement and electrical energy — stood at 7.8 per cent in April-February this fiscal as towards 11.1 per cent throughout the identical interval final fiscal.
Core sector or key infrastructure industries, which have a 40.27 per cent weight within the total index of commercial manufacturing (IIP), would have a bearing on industrial manufacturing information for the month.
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