April 1, 2019 / 11:52 AM / 19 days ago

India's February infrastructure output grows 2.1 percent

Labourers work at the construction site of a residential building on the outskirts of Kolkata, February 1,2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s infrastructure output grew at 2.1 percent in February from a year earlier, government data showed on Monday.

During April-February, the output growth rate came in at 4.3 percent from the year-ago period, according to the data.

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

Reporting by Aftab Ahmed and Manoj Kumar, Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips

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