India's Jan infrastructure output up 1.6 pct y/y - govt

Last Updated: Fri, Feb 28, 2014 12:11 hrs

NEW DELHI, Feb 28 (Reuters) - India's infrastructure sector output rose 1.6 percent year-on-year in January, mainly driven by electricity and steel production, government data showed on Friday.

The infrastructure sector grew 2.1 percent year-on-year in the previous month.

The infrastructure sector, which comprises coal, crude oil, oil refining, natural gas, steel, cement, electricity and fertilisers, accounts for 37.9 percent of India's industrial output.

Industrial production contracted 0.1 percent from a year earlier during the April-December period. (Reporting by Manoj Kumar; Editing by Douglas Busvine)

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