New Delhi, Aug 9: India's industrial production growth slipped to a four-month low of 2 per cent in June, mainly due to poor performance of mining and manufacturing sectors, according to government data released on Friday.

Factory output, as measured by the Index of Industrial Production (IIP), had expanded by 7 per cent in June 2018.

The previous low in IIP growth was in February 2019, when it had inched up 0.2 per cent. Thereafter, IIP grew at 2.7 per cent in March, 4.3 per cent in April and 4.6 per cent in May this year.

According to data released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, industrial output grew at 3.6 per cent in April-June quarter this fiscal, down from 5.1 per cent growth a year ago.

There was a slowdown in the manufacturing sector, which grew at 1.2 per cent in June 2019 as compared to 6.9 per cent a year ago.

Capital goods segment, which is a barometer of investment, saw a contraction of 6.5 per cent in June compared to 9.7 per cent growth a year ago.

Mining growth dropped to 1.6 per cent in June from 6.5 per cent in the corresponding month of the last fiscal.

The expansion in power generation sector stood at 8.2 per cent, compared to 8.5 per cent earlier.

As per use-based classification, primary goods segment grew 0.5 per cent, intermediate goods 12.4 per cent and infrastructure/construction goods (-) 1.8 per cent in June 2019.

Consumer durables and non-durables recorded growth of (-) 5.5 per cent and 7.8 per cent, respectively.

In terms of industries, 8 out of 23 industry groups in the manufacturing sector have shown positive growth during June as compared to the same month a year ago.

The industry group 'Manufacture of basic metals' showed the highest growth of 17.7 per cent, followed by 16.5 per cent in food products and 10.3 per cent in tobacco products.

On the other hand, the industry group Manufacture of paper and paper products' witnessed the highest negative growth of (-) 19.9 per cent, followed by (-) 14.3 per cent in 'Manufacture of furniture' and (-) 13.9 per cent in 'Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers'.

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Guwahati: Normal life was affected in parts of Assam on Friday as a students' union observed a 12- hour bandh in the state over exclusion of members of an indigenous group from the final NRC. Asserting that the updated register, published on August 31, was "full of errors", the All Koch Rajbongshi Students' Union (AKRSU) demanded that members of its community, who have been left out, be immediately included.

One of the protesters told reporters that AKRSU will not accept the final NRC as "the list was full of errors". He also said that thousands of Koch Rajbongshi people have been excluded from the register. Official sources said no incident of violence has been reported from any part of the state, but the protesters were seen burning an effigy of state NRC Coordinator Prateek Hajela at Nalbari district's Kauli area.

Almost all shops, banks, educational institutes and offices remained closed in Koch Rajbongshi-dominated areas of Morigaon, Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa, Nalbari, Nagaon and Sivasagar districts, the sources said. Private vehicles also stayed off the roads, though state-run long-distance buses plied on national highways with police escort, they said.

Five agitators, including AKRSU's Kumarkata unit president Deepak Roy, were detained by the police during the day as they refused to lift a road blockade.

The 12-hour shutdown, however, did not have much impact on Guwahati, the sources added. More than 19 lakh of the 3.29 crore applicants have been excluded from the final National Register of Citizens (NRC), released in Assam last month.