Oct infrastructure output up 6.5 percent

NEW DELHI Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:50pm IST

Buildings under construction are seen under the Mumbai skyline November 23, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files

Buildings under construction are seen under the Mumbai skyline November 23, 2008.

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's infrastructure sector output grew 6.5 percent in October from a year earlier, higher than a revised annual growth of 5 percent in the previous month, government data showed on Friday.

The infrastructure output for eight sectors - coal, crude oil, oil refinery, natural gas, steel, cement, electricity and fertilisers - grew at 3.7 percent in the April-October period from 4.3 percent a year earlier.

The infrastructure sector accounts for 37.9 percent of India's industrial output.

(Reporting by Manoj Kumar; Editing by Devidutta Tripathy)

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