The growth rate of six key infrastructure industries declined
to 5.3 per cent in June against 7.7 per cent a year ago
pulled back by a fall in the production of crude oil and
a slowdown in the output of other products.
growth of the six infrastructure industries with a combined
weight of 26.7 per cent in the index of industrial production
(IIP), was also lower at 6.9 per cent during the April-June
quarter as against 7.4 per cent in the first quarter of
2006-07, according to official data.
electricity, every other industry - petroleum refinery
products, coal, cement and finished steel - recorded a
slow growth in June. Crude oil production declined in
June by 1.8 per cent to 27,74,000 tonnes compared to 28,26,000
tonnes a year ago.
which has the largest weight of over 10 per cent in IIP,
however, grew by 6.8 per cent in June compared to 4.9
per cent in the same month last year.