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Food inflation up 17.87 pc in 12 months: Govt

India's food price index rose 17.87 per cent in the 12 months to Feb 20, while the fuel price index was up 9.59 per cent, the government said today.

business Updated: Mar 04, 2010 13:13 IST

India's food price index rose 17.87 per cent in the 12 months to Feb. 20, while the fuel price index was up 9.59 per cent, the government said on Thursday.

The rise in the food price index was higher than an annual rise of 17.58 per cent in the previous week.

India's primary articles price index was up 15.0 per cent year-on-year as on Feb. 20.

India's annual wholesale price inflation picked up to 8.56 per cent in January, compared with 7.31 per cent last December.