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India's August infrastructure output grows 2.6 per cent: government

The output had grown 1.1 percent year-on-year in July. Steel production, however, shrank an annual 5.9 percent last month, compared with a 5.6 percent growth in July.

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Updated:September 30, 2015, 8:09 PM IST
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India's August infrastructure output grows 2.6 per cent: government
The output had grown 1.1 percent year-on-year in July. Steel production, however, shrank an annual 5.9 percent last month, compared with a 5.6 percent growth in July.

New Delhi: India's annual infrastructure output growth picked up in August to 2.6 percent from a year ago, mainly driven by higher cement and electricity generation, government data showed on Wednesday.

The output had grown 1.1 percent year-on-year in July. Steel production, however, shrank an annual 5.9 percent last month, compared with a 5.6 percent growth in July.

The infrastructure sector accounts for nearly 38 percent of India's industrial output.

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