Industrial manufacturing for the month of March contracted by 16.7 per cent, in line with authorities knowledge launched on Tuesday. The determine comes amid the coronavirus-induced countrywide lockdown, resulting from which a lot of the factories and different manufacturing items are but to renew functioning. In the meantime, industrial manufacturing had grown by 2.7 per cent in the identical month final 12 months.
In response to Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation knowledge, manufacturing sector output fell by 20.6 per cent in comparison with a development of three.1 per cent in the identical month a 12 months in the past.
Electrical energy era fell by 6.eight per cent as in opposition to a development of two.2 p.c in March 2019.
Mining sector output remained flat in comparison with a development of 0.eight p.c earlier.
The IIP within the final fiscal contracted by 0.7 per cent from 3.eight per cent growth within the 2018-19.