02 October, New Delhi
Helped by robust performance of the coal and electricity sectors, the country’s infrastructure sector grew at a five-month high of four point nine per cent in August this year.
The infrastructure sector had grown 3.1 per cent in August last year, and 2.6 per cent in July this year.
Official data released today showed that production of coal spurted 15.3 percent in August, output of natural gas increased 4.2 percent, and electricity generation jumped 10.3 per cent during the month. Refinery production grew 2.4 percent in August, and steel output grew 3 per cent.
But crude oil, fertiliser and cement recorded negative growth in the month under review.