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India’s infrastructure output grows 4.7% in April

Infrastructure growth slowed to a three-year low of 4.2% in 2017-18 fiscal year, indicating Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces a tough challenge to boost investment ahead of general elections due early next year.

business Updated: May 31, 2018 18:27 IST
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Infrastructure output, which comprises eight sectors such as coal, crude oil and electricity, accounts for nearly 40% percent of India’s industrial output.
Infrastructure output, which comprises eight sectors such as coal, crude oil and electricity, accounts for nearly 40% percent of India’s industrial output. (Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
         

India’s annual infrastructure output grew 4.7% in April from a year ago, government data showed on Thursday.

The growth in output compares with a upwardly revised 4.4% year-on-year growth in March.

Infrastructure growth slowed to a three-year low of 4.2% in 2017-18 fiscal year, indicating Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces a tough challenge to boost investment ahead of general elections due early next year.

Infrastructure output, which comprises eight sectors such as coal, crude oil and electricity, accounts for nearly 40% percent of India’s industrial output.

First Published: May 31, 2018 17:24 IST