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November infrastructure output up 1.8 percent
December 31, 2012 / 12:56 PM / 5 years ago

November infrastructure output up 1.8 percent

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s infrastructure sector output grew 1.8 percent in November from a year earlier, a sharp fall from the upwardly revised annual growth of 6.6 percent in the previous month, government data showed on Monday.

Labourers are silhouetted against the setting sun as they work at the construction site of a residential building in Hyderabad October 5, 2012. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

The infrastructure output for eight sectors - coal, crude oil, oil refinery, natural gas, steel, cement, electricity and fertilisers - grew at an annual 3.5 percent in the April-November period compared with 4.8 percent a year earlier.

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

Reporting by Arup Roychoudhury; Editing by Sunil Nair

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