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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Bengaluru: Karnataka High Court on Monday observed that Mangaluru Police should register FIR in the complaints filed by victims and the families of deceased in Mangaluru Police firing and lathi charge cases.
After allowing the bail application of the 22 people arrested by the Mangaluru Police in December 19 anti-CAA protest and violence case, the High Court bench of Justice John Michael D'Cunha heard the defense counsel adding that the police were framing people and had no strong ground or evidence against the arrested people.
The defense counsel also added that despite police firing and atrocities they had not filed any FIR. Justice John Michael D'Cunha referred to the Lalita Kumari case of Supreme Court and added that FIRs should be filed in cognizable offenses.
The Bench had sought report from the government in this regard, but the counsel appearing for government sought time till February 24 adding that the government will give detailed report on the same after divisional bench’s enquiry into the matter.
The Court then observed that the Police should file FIRs in complaints filed by victims and relatives of deceased who were killed in police firing on December 19.