Inflation zooms to 4.13 per cent
Inflation increased to 4.13 per cent for the week ended June 23 compared to 4.03 per cent in the previous week mainly due to rising prices of food articles and manufactured products.
The wholesale price based index stood at 4.84 per cent in the corresponding week a year ago.
Among the food article, prices of maize, fish-marine products, fruits and vegetables and pulses became costlier while spices and condiments, poultry chicken, ragi and bajra became cheaper.
Elsewhere prices of some minerals witnessed a 25 per cent rise.
Among manufactured items prices of dairy products, oil cakes and groundnut oil became dearer.
However, there were no change in the fuel, power, light and lubricant basket.