Inflation jumped to 4.78 per cent in November, driven by rising prices of essential food items like pulses, fruits and vegetables.
The monthly inflation data released in Monday showed inflation in the month rose from 1.34 per cent in October.
Inflation was 8.48 per cent in November in the previous fiscal.
Among the food items which became dearer during the month were urad (24 per cent), moong (14 per cent) and chicken (10 per cent).
Driven by rising prices of potato and onion, fruits and vegetables became costlier by 3 per cent.
Processed food, skimmed milk powder became expensive by 15 per cent, oil cakes 12 per cent and coffee powder and sugar by 3 per cent each.