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1.      The Central Statistics Office (CSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, revises the base year of the macroeconomic indicators, as a regular exercise, to capture structural changes in the economy and improve the quality and representativeness of the indices. In this direction, the base year of the all-India Index of Industrial Production (IIP) has also been revised from 2004-05 to 2011-12 to not only reflect the changes in the industrial sector but to also align it with the base year of other macroeconomic indicators like the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Wholesale Price Index (WPI).

 

2.      Revisions in the IIP are necessitated to maintain representativeness of the items and producing entities and also address issues relating to continuous flow of production data. In the past, such changes were effected at the time of a revision in the base year. With the release of the new series of IIP (base 2011-12), an institutional mechanism has been established for facilitating dynamic revision of the item list of products and the panel of factories, through a Technical Review Committee, chaired by Secretary, Ministry of Statistics & PI. This Committee will meet at least once a year for identifying new items that need to be included in the item basket and removing those that have lost its relevance in the industrial sector or are no longer being produced.

 

3.      IIP in the revised series will continue to represent the Mining, Manufacturing and Electricity sectors. The revised series uses the National Industrial Classification (NIC) 2008 for the purpose of classification of industrial production.  The unit coverage of IIP will, as before, cover entities in the organized sector units registered under the Factories Act, 1948.

 

4.      A detailed note on the changes introduced in the new series of IIP is at Annexure I. Highlights of the changes introduced are summarized below:

 

a.       The selection of items in the new series has been done at the 3 digit level of NIC for better representation as compared to selection at 2 digit level done in 2004-05 series.

 

b.      At the broad level, the new series has a total of 809 items occurring in the manufacturing sector in the item basket (405 item groups), where 149 new items like Steroids and hormonal preparations, Cement clinkers, Medical/ surgical accessories, Pre-fabricated concrete blocks, refined Palm Oil have been added and 124 items such as Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) Films, Calculators, Colour TV picture tubes, Gutka have been deleted from the 2004-05 series which had 620 items (397 item groups) in the manufacturing sector. The sectoral composition of the IIP is as follows:

 

Sector

Base year 2011-12

Base year 2004-05

Weights (%)

Item groups

Weights (%)

Item groups

Mining

14.373

1

14.157

1

Manufacturing

77.633

405

75.527

397

Electricity

7.994

1

10.316

1

Total

100

407

100

399

 

c.       To reflect the increasing significance of electricity generation from renewable sources, it has been decided to include data on electricity generation figures from these sources in the new series. This inclusion is being done from April, 2014 onwards as monthly data for electricity generation from renewable sources for earlier months were not available.

 

d.      For capital goods, data in the new series will now be captured in terms of ‘work in progress‘ to better represent the growth of capital goods and to avoid reporting of production figures in bulk after the completion of production. Details on this methodology are available in the Report of the Working Group set up for the revision of base year, which may be accessed in the official website of this Ministry. 

e.       The number of source agencies reporting data for compilation of IIP in the new series will be 14 as compared to 15 in the current series. This is on account of the fact that data on ‘Iodised Salt’ in the new series will be provided by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) as O/o Salt Commissioner is not in a position to supply Salt production data after abolition of Salt Cess Act, 1953 in Finance Bill 2016.

 

  1. In the Mining Sector the coverage has undergone a change on account of the MCDR Amendment Rules, 2016 resulting in 27 non-metallic minerals being designated as minor minerals and which are no longer monitored by Indian Bureau of Mines.

 

5.      Based on the recommendations of the Working Group, the Use-Based Classification (UBC) has been re-framed by replacing “Basic Goods” with “Primary Goods” and introducing a new “Infrastructure/ Construction goods” category. The former change is to improve clarity on the movement of IIP of Primary Goods in industry and the latter aims to address the linkage of production with Infrastructure and Construction sector. A brief table giving the use based classification is given below:

 

Use-Based Classification

New Series (base 2011-12)

Item groups

Weights

(%)

Old Series (base 2004-05)

Item groups

Weights

(%)

Primary goods

15

34.05

Basic Goods

88

45.68

Intermediate goods

110

17.22

Intermediate goods

106

15.69

Capital goods

67

8.22

Capital goods

73

8.83

Infrastructure/ construction goods

29

12.34

NA

--

--

Consumer durables

86

12.84

Consumer durables

43

8.46

Consumer nondurables

100

15.33

Consumer nondurables

89

21.34

TOTAL

407

100

TOTAL

399

100

NA – Not applicable

 

6.      As in the 2004-05 series, the practice of using Wholesale Price Index (WPI) to deflate items for which data is reported in value terms will continue. However the number of items in the new series for which data will be captured in value terms will be 109 instead of 54 in the existing series. Wholesale Price Index (WPI) with base 2011-12 has been used for deflation.

7.      Based on the monthly production figures provided by the source agencies from April 2011 till March 2017, the monthly indices and growth rates have been worked out. The monthly indices for the new series with base 2011-12 from April 2012 through March 2017 at the sectoral level are provided at Statement I. The monthly growth rates at the sectoral level for the IIP series with base 2011-12 vis-à-vis 2004-05 are provided at Statement II. The annual growth rates at the sectoral level for the IIP series with base 2011-12 vis-à-vis 2004-05 are provided at Statement III. The annual growth rates as per the re-framed Use-Based Categories are provided at Statement IV.

 

8.      Detailed tables including indices at sectoral level, NIC 2 digit level and as per Use-Based Classification for the old and new series will be made available on the website of MoSPI at 5.30 PM on 12.05.2017.

 

  1. User of the new IIP series (base 2011-12), while comparing with the old series may like to consider the following aspects:

 

  1. The growth rates of the two series are not strictly comparable as the indices for 2011-12 have been normalized to 100 at a monthly level.
  2. There has been an increase in number of factories in panel for reporting data and closed ones have been removed.
  3. The item basket has been revised with inclusion of new items and exclusion of old ones.
  4. The electricity sector now includes data from renewable energy sources.
  5. The coverage of the mining sector has undergone a change.

 

 

 

STATEMENT I: Monthly indices at Sectoral level of new series of IIP with base 2011-12

 

Sector

Mining

Manufacturing

Electricity

General

Weights (%)

14.373

77.633

7.994

100

Apr-12

99.1

99.0

103.0

99.3

May-12

102.9

105.0

108.7

105.0

Jun-12

93.3

103.7

105.1

102.3

Jul-12

89.8

103.3

104.6

101.5

Aug-12

85.6

102.4

101.9

99.9

Sep-12

82.5

101.8

100.3

98.9

Oct-12

91.5

105.5

107.5

103.6

Nov-12

89.9

99.7

99.8

98.3

Dec-12

98.9

108.9

105.5

107.2

Jan-13

101.4

108.3

107.6

107.3

Feb-13

92.7

103.6

94.1

101.3

Mar-13

109.2

116.7

109.9

115.1

Apr-13

91.4

104.2

106.6

102.6

May-13

93.6

107.4

115.4

106.1

Jun-13

87.6

103.4

105.1

101.3

Jul-13

86.8

107.5

110.1

104.7

Aug-13

84.6

107.5

109.2

104.3

Sep-13

86.6

108.6

113.1

105.8

Oct-13

88.6

108.6

108.9

105.7

Nov-13

93.3

103.1

106.1

101.9

Dec-13

104.2

111.9

113.6

110.9

Jan-14

106.2

113.3

114.6

112.4

Feb-14

97.8

108.5

104.9

106.7

Mar-14

114.0

119.7

115.8

118.6

Apr-14

93.6

107.4

124.3

106.8

May-14

94.4

112.3

128.6

111.0

Jun-14

91.0

111.0

130.6

109.7

Jul-14

84.6

112.8

134.1

110.4

Aug-14

83.5

110.1

133.1

108.1

Sep-14

82.8

113.8

125.4

110.3

Oct-14

89.1

106.7

130.1

106.0

Nov-14

92.9

111.4

121.9

109.6

Dec-14

98.9

117.4

125.2

115.4

Jan-15

103.0

115.6

124.4

114.5

Feb-15

94.9

112.1

117.4

110.1

Mar-15

110.8

122.9

124.5

121.3

Apr-15

89.9

108.9

124.9

107.4

May-15

95.9

113.8

137.6

113.1

Jun-15

89.3

112.7

131.4

110.8

Jul-15

87.6

113.5

139.6

111.9

Sector

Mining

Manufacturing

Electricity

General

Weights (%)

14.373

77.633

7.994

100

Aug-15

88.5

113.4

140.5

112.0

Sep-15

88.8

114.4

138.5

112.6

Oct-15

100.0

115.7

140.9

115.5

Nov-15

98.2

111.2

123.2

110.3

Dec-15

103.0

121.4

129.5

119.4

Jan-16

105.3

120.8

132.1

119.5

Feb-16

105.6

119.6

128.6

118.3

Mar-16

116.0

129.1

139.3

128.0

Apr-16

95.9

114.9

142.9

114.4

May-16

101.4

123.6

146.0

122.2

Jun-16

98.4

122.4

144.3

120.7

Jul-16

88.4

120.6

142.5

117.7

Aug-16

84.7

120.9

143.5

117.5

Sep-16

87.7

122.1

145.6

119.0

Oct-16

101.0

122.5

145.1

121.2

Nov-16

106.2

116.6

134.9

116.6

Dec-16

114.1

122.5

137.8

122.5

Jan-17

114.4

124.4

138.9

124.1

Feb-17

110.5

121.3

130.2

120.5

Mar-17

127.2

130.6

147.9

131.5

STATEMENT III: Annual Growth Rates of IIP (%) at Sectoral level

Base 2011-12 vis-à-vis 2004-05

 

Sector

Base year

Weights (%)

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

Mining

2011-12

14.373

-5.3

-0.1

-1.4

4.3

5.3

2004-05

14.157

-2.3

-0.6

1.5

2.2

2.2

 

Manufacturing

2011-12

77.633

4.8

3.6

3.9

3.0

4.9

2004-05

75.527

1.3

-0.8

2.3

2.0

-0.1

 

Electricity

2011-12

7.994

4.0

6.1

14.8

5.7

5.8

2004-05

10.316

4.0

6.1

8.4

5.7

4.7

 

General

2011-12

100.00

3.3

3.4

4.0

3.4

5.0

2004-05

100.00

1.1

-0.1

2.8

2.4

0.7

 

 

STATEMENT IV: Annual Growth Rates of IIP (%) as per Use Based Classification

 

Use-Based Classification

Weights (%)

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

Primary goods

34.05

0.5

2.3

3.8

5.0

4.9

Capital goods

8.22

0.4

-3.6

-0.8

2.1

1.9

Intermediate goods

17.22

5.1

4.5

6.2

1.5

3.0

Infrastructure/ construction goods

12.34

5.4

5.7

5.0

2.8

3.8

Consumer durables

12.84

5.0

5.7

4.0

4.2

6.2

Consumer non-durables

15.33

6.1

3.7

4.1

2.7

9.0

 


 

ANNEXURE I

 

Changes introduced by CSO, MoSPI in the new series of Index of Industrial Production with base 2011-12

 

1.      Item Basket Selection

 

i.        Selection of items has been done at 3-digit level of NIC 2008 from the Annual Survey of Industries (ASI) data by ensuring that the selected items cover at least 80 percent of the output of each 3 digit group. In comparison, the items in 2004-05 series were selected at 2-digit level of NIC. The selection at more disaggregated level will make the index more representative.

 

ii.      By the above method, the items selected for new series of IIP with base 2011-12 comprised of 809 items, which were clubbed in 405 item groups pertaining to Manufacturing Sector. Mining and Electricity sectors will be represented by a single item index. In comparison, the 2004-05 series basket comprised of 620 items clubbed into 397 item groups for Manufacturing Sector and one item each for Mining and Electricity sectors. The item basket for the new series is placed at Appendix I.

 

iii.    The basket of Mining Sector will now comprise of 29 minerals (Appendix II) identified by the Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM) as opposed to 62 minerals in the Mining basket of 2004-05 series. The decline in number of items is on account of 27 non-metallic minerals in the existing basket being declared as minor minerals in the MCDR Amendment Rules, 2016.

 

2.      Weighting diagram

 

i.        Weights at the sectoral level for the new series of IIP have been computed using the sectoral Gross Value Added (GVA) figures from National Accounts Statistics with base 2011-12.

 

ii.      The sectoral weights have been distributed at 2, 3 and 4 digit levels of National Industrial Classification (NIC), 2008 using GVA figures from ASI 2011-12.

 

iii.    The weights at 4 digit level of NIC have been distributed at product level using value of output figures from ASI 2011-12.

 

iv.    In view of heavy subsidies involved in the industry group ‘Petroleum products’, it was decided to adjust the GVA from ASI with the actual subsidies provided by the Government of India to the manufacturers to offset the losses made by them while selling products at a price lower than the actual cost of production. The weights of other industries were appropriately readjusted.

 

3.      Comparison of items and weights in the two series

 

Out of 407 item groups (including Mining and Electricity), 258 item groups are common with the existing basket, having a weight of approximately 84.6 percent (as per the new series with base 2011-12) while 124 item groups from existing basket comprising a weight of approximately 14.4 percent (as per the existing series with base 2004-05) are outdated/ obsolete and hence dropped (list of dropped items at Appendix III). The number of new items in the new series of IIP is 149 with a weight of approximately 15.4 percent.

 

4.      Classification

 

National Industrial Classification (NIC)-2008 is being adopted in the new series instead of NIC-2004. 

 

5.      Source agencies

 

The monthly production data for the compilation of new series of IIP are now being made available to the CSO by fourteen (14) source agencies viz. (1) Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM), (2) Directorate of Sugar & Vegetable Oils, (3) Tea Board, (4) Coffee Board, (5) O/o the Textile Commissioner, (6) O/o the Jute Commissioner, (7) O/o the Coal Controller, (8) M/o Petroleum & Natural Gas, (9) Joint Plant Committee (Iron & Steel), (10) Railway Board, (11) D/o Industrial Policy & Promotion, (12) D/o Chemicals & Petrochemicals, (13) D/o Fertilizers and (14) Central Electricity Authority.

 

6.      Work in progress

 

In the revised IIP basket, data for 109 item groups is being collected in value terms. Many of these item groups have production span of more than one month for which data will now be reported on ‘work in progress’ so that continuous production is accounted for and will address the fluctuations in production data. The value data reported for such items need to be deflated using an appropriate price deflator. The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) with base 2011-12 has been used for deflating value based items in the new series of IIP.

 


7.      Frame of factories

 

i.        The frame of factories was drawn from the results of 4 years of ASI to make it more representative and robust and was also duly augmented with frames maintained by source agencies of IIP, as and where applicable.

 

ii.      The frame of factories for D/o Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) which is the most important source in terms of number of items as well as weights underwent a significant expansion in terms of coverage and robustness. The number of factories under DIPP’s purview in the new series will increase by about 1400 in the current series. The number of factories reporting data for each item (except 13 items) will be at least 4 thereby reducing chances of exhibiting abnormal volatility during currency of the series after its launch. The 13 items for which number of factories are less than 4 have been retained in consultation with DIPP in view of their emerging nature and contribution at the industry level.

 

8.      Use-Based Classification

 

The Use-Based Classification has been re-framed to ensure better representativeness. There are two new categories introduced in the new series namely “Primary goods” and “Infrastructure/ Construction goods”. At the same time the category “Basic goods” has been removed. The re-framed Use-based classifications (UBCs) to be adopted in the new series are as follows:

                                i.            Primary goods- consisting of Mining, Electricity, Fuels and Fertilizers. This category will replace the existing category ‘Basic goods’;

                              ii.            Capital goods- e.g. Machinery items;

                            iii.            Intermediate goods- e.g. yarns, chemicals, semi-finished steel items, etc.;

                            iv.            Infrastructure/ Construction goods - e.g. paints, cement, cables, bricks and tiles, rail materials, etc. This category has been constituted to categorize items which were neither part of Consumer durables nor Intermediate goods. This categorization assumes significance in wake of growing importance of infrastructure sector;

                              v.            Consumer durables- e.g. garments, telephones, passenger vehicles, etc.; and

                            vi.            Consumer nondurables- e.g. food items, medicines, toiletries, etc.

 

 


APPENDIX I

List of item groups in the new series of IIP with base 2011-12

 

S. No.

NIC 5 digit

Use-based classification

Item groups

Accounting Unit

Weights (%)

1

05000

Primary goods

Mining Index

 

14.3725

2

10101

Consumer non-durables

Meat of goat, fresh or chilled

Tonnes

0.0202

3

10102

Consumer non-durables

Buffalo Meat - Fresh, chilled or frozen, whether or not canned

Tonnes

0.0519

4

10104

Consumer non-durables

Poultry meat - Dressed & Frozen, whether or not canned

Tonnes

0.0037

5

10204

Consumer non-durables

Shrimps / Prawns - Processed/Frozen

Tonnes

0.0244

6

10205

Consumer non-durables

Fish meat and fillets, chlled/ frozen

Tonnes

0.0407

7

10205

Consumer non-durables

Fish-Whole, Chilled/Frozen

Tonnes

0.0289

8

10209

Consumer non-durables

Other meats of crustacean/ molluscs and seafood

Tonnes

0.0031

9

10302

Consumer non-durables

Honey, artificially preserved

Tonnes

0.0122

10

10304

Consumer non-durables

Fruit Juice including concentrates

Kilo Litres

0.0399

11

10304

Intermediate goods

Fruit Pulp (especially of mango & orange)

Tonnes

0.0109

12

10305

Consumer non-durables

Jams, jellies, marmalades and puree

Tonnes

0.0240

13

10306

Consumer non-durables

Pickles/ Sauces

Tonnes

0.0258

14

10308

Consumer non-durables

Prepared meals based on vegetables

Tonnes

0.0106

15

10401

Consumer non-durables

Vanaspati  and other vegetable oils & fats

Tonnes

0.2234

16

10402

Consumer non-durables

Castor seed oil

Tonnes

0.0129

17

10402

Consumer non-durables

Coconut Oil

Tonnes

0.0153

18

10402

Consumer non-durables

Cottonseed Oil

Tonnes

0.0181

19

10402

Consumer non-durables

Groundnut Oil

Tonnes

0.0314

20

10402

Consumer non-durables

Mustard & Rapeseed Oil

Tonnes

0.0968

21

10402

Consumer non-durables

Palm Oil refined (including Palmolein)

Tonnes

0.2013

22

10402

Consumer non-durables

Soyabean Oil

Tonnes

0.1856

23

10402

Consumer non-durables

Sunflower Oil

Tonnes

0.0746

24

10406

Consumer non-durables

Oilseed cakes (oilcakes)

Tonnes

0.1089

25

10501

Consumer non-durables

Full-cream/ Toned/ Skimmed milk, whether or not chilled

Thousand Kilo Litres

0.4206

26

10502

Consumer non-durables

Milk powder

Tonnes

0.0478

27

10504

Consumer non-durables

Butter

Tonnes

0.0370

28

10504

Consumer non-durables

Ghee

Tonnes

0.0315

29

10505

Consumer non-durables

Ice cream

Kilo Litres

0.0357

30

10611

Consumer non-durables

Maida

Thousand Tonnes

0.0944

31

10611

Consumer non-durables

Wheat bran

Tonnes

0.0176

32

10611

Consumer non-durables

Wheat flour (atta)

Thousand Tonnes

0.1110

33

10612

Consumer non-durables

Basmati rice

Tonnes

0.1980

34

10612

Consumer non-durables

Rice (excluding basmati)

Tonnes

0.4549

35

10613

Consumer non-durables

Dal, milled

Tonnes

0.0992

S. No.

NIC 5 digit

Use-based classification

Item groups

Accounting Unit

Weights (%)

36

10614

Consumer non-durables

Gram powder (besan)

Tonnes

0.1551

37

10614

Consumer non-durables

Rawa (sooji)

Tonnes

0.0125

38

10621

Consumer non-durables

Maize starch

Tonnes

0.0911

39

10711

Consumer non-durables

Bread, buns & croissants

Tonnes

0.0301

40

10712

Consumer non-durables

Biscuits/ cookies

Tonnes

0.1475

41

10712

Consumer non-durables

Cakes, pastries & muffins

Tonnes

0.0212

42

10721

Consumer non-durables

Sugar

Tonnes

0.7563

43

10728

Intermediate goods

Bagasse

Thousand Tonnes

0.0193

44

10728

Intermediate goods

Molasses

Thousand Tonnes

0.0328

45

10732

Consumer non-durables

Chocolate & cocoa powder

Tonnes

0.0973

46

10734

Consumer non-durables

Sweetmeat & sugar confectionary

Tonnes

0.0978

47

10740

Consumer non-durables

Instant food (ready to eat)

Tonnes

0.1041

48

10791

Consumer non-durables

Tea

Million Kgs

0.2951

49

10792

Consumer non-durables

Coffee, instant

Tonnes

0.0404

50

10793

Consumer non-durables

Shelled cashew kernel, whether or not processed/ roasted/ salted

Tonnes

0.1807

51

10795

Consumer non-durables

Spices (including mixed spices)

Tonnes

0.1096

52

10798

Consumer non-durables

Iodized Salt

Thousand Tonnes

0.0193

53

10801

Consumer non-durables

Husk/ grain based animal feed

Thousand Tonnes

0.2118

54

10802

Consumer non-durables

Fishmeal for poultry/ aqua feeds

Tonnes

0.0684

55

11011

Consumer non-durables

Spirits (Distilled alcoholic liqueurs)- whisky, gin, rum, vodka, etc.

Kilo Litres

0.1412

56

11012

Consumer non-durables

Toddy (or taddy) and other country liquors

Kilo Litres

0.1468

57

11019

Intermediate goods

Rectified Spirit

Kilo Litres

0.0737

58

11020

Consumer non-durables

Wines

Kilo Litres

0.0387

59

11031

Consumer non-durables

Beer & other un-distilled and fermented alcoholic liqueurs other than wines

Thousand Kilo Litres

0.3740

60

11043

Consumer non-durables

Bottled water

Thousand Kilo Litres

0.0130

61

11045

Consumer non-durables

Aerated drinks/ soft drinks (incl. soft drink concentrates)

Thousand Kilo Litres

0.2480

62

12002

Consumer non-durables

Bidi

Lakh numbers

0.2687

63

12003

Consumer non-durables

Cigarettes

Million numbers

0.2890

64

12009

Consumer non-durables

Other tobacco products

Rs. Crore

0.2408

65

13111

Intermediate goods

Cotton Yarn including hosiery yarn (grey/unbleached, bleached, dyed, or otherwise processed)

Million Kgs

0.8428

66

13114

Intermediate goods

Other blended spun yarn

Million Kgs

0.1234

67

13114

Intermediate goods

Polyester spun yarn

Million Kgs

0.0817

68

13114

Intermediate goods

Rayon/ Viscose blended Spun Yarn

Million Kgs

0.3045

69

13119

Intermediate goods

Jute sacking cloth/ Hessian fabric

Thousand Tonnes

0.0718

70

13121

Intermediate goods

Cotton woven fabric

Thousand Running Metres

0.7231

71

13134

Intermediate goods

Acrylic Yarn

Million Kgs

0.0369

S. No.

NIC 5 digit

Use-based classification

Item groups

Accounting Unit

Weights (%)

72

13134

Intermediate goods

Polyester/Viscose blended fabric

Thousand Running Metres

0.0952

73

13134

Intermediate goods

Texturized man-made filament yarn

Million Kgs

0.3932

74

13911

Intermediate goods

Knitted fabrics of cotton

Tonnes

0.1343

75

13921

Consumer durables

Bed linen/ bedspread and curtains

Rs. Crore

0.0909

76

13921

Consumer durables

Made-up articles of textile materials other than bed-linen/ bed spreads/ curtains

Rs. Crore

0.0258

77

13924

Consumer durables

Quilts

Numbers

0.0463

78

13926

Consumer durables

Blankets

Rs. Crore

0.0109

79

13929

Consumer durables

Terry towels

Tonnes

0.0631

80

13931

Consumer durables

Carpets and other floor coverings of textiles

Thousand Square Metres

0.0586

81

13944

Consumer durables

Nylon rope

Tonnes

0.0791

82

13992

Intermediate goods

Narrow fabrics, ornamental trimmings and silk embroidery

Tonnes

0.1097

83

14101

Consumer durables

Readymade Garments, not knitted

Rs. Crore

1.0111

84

14104

Consumer durables

Leather garments

Rs. Crore

0.0375

85

14309

Consumer durables

Readymade Garments, knitted

Rs. Crore

0.2258

86

14309

Consumer durables

Underwears, socks and other hosiery products

Rs. Crore

0.0481

87

15112

Intermediate goods

Tanned / dressed leather - Veg or Chrome tanned

Rs. Crore

0.0655

88

15121

Consumer durables

Travel goods, handbags, office bags, etc.

Rs. Crore

0.0813

89

15209

Consumer durables

Footwear - all types

Thousand Pairs

0.3553

90

16101

Intermediate goods

Timber Sawn, Wooden Planks

Cubic Metres

0.0148

91

16211

Intermediate goods

Lamination wooden sheets/ Veneer sheets

Thousand Square Metres

0.0087

92

16211

Intermediate goods

Plywood block boards

Thousand Square Metres

0.0979

93

16212

Intermediate goods

Particle Boards

Thousand Square Metres

0.0071

94

16229

Consumer durables

Handicraft/ decorative fancy items of wood

Rs. Crore

0.0114

95

16231

Intermediate goods

Wooden box (incl. Packing box)

Rs. Crore

0.0531

96

17012

Intermediate goods

Newsprint

Tonnes

0.3884

97

17029

Consumer non-durables

Paper products (incl. cardboard/ corrugated boxes, rolls, boards, tubes and sleeves, etc.)

Rs. Crore

0.2313

98

17093

Consumer non-durables

Paper of all kinds excluding newsprint

Thousand Tonnes

0.2527

99

18111

Consumer non-durables

Newspapers

Lakh Numbers

0.2215

100

18112

Consumer non-durables

Journals/ periodicals

Rs. Crore

0.0143

101

18112

Consumer durables

Printed Books (incl. Manuals, reports, brochures, catalogs, etc.)

Rs. Crore

0.2303

S. No.

NIC 5 digit

Use-based classification

Item groups

Accounting Unit

Weights (%)

102

18112

Consumer non-durables

Printed forms/ schedules/ paper leaflets

Rs. Crore

0.0239

103

18112

Consumer non-durables

Printed labels/ posters/ calendars

Rs. Crore

0.1749

104

18200

Consumer durables

Digital media for electronic media players

Thousand Numbers

0.0150

105

19101

Primary goods

Hard coke

Thousand Tonnes

0.4853

106

19201

Primary goods

Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF)

Thousand Tonnes

0.7781

107

19201

Primary goods

Diesel

Thousand Tonnes

5.7130

108

19201

Primary goods

Furnace oil

Thousand Tonnes

0.5785

109

19201

Primary goods

Kerosene

Thousand Tonnes

0.2933

110

19201

Primary goods

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)

Thousand Tonnes

0.8437

111

19201

Intermediate goods

Naphtha

Thousand Tonnes

1.1511

112

19201

Primary goods

Petrol/ motor spirit

Thousand Tonnes

1.6599

113

19209

Primary goods

Bitumen

Thousand Tonnes

0.1743

114

19209

Primary goods

PET coke

Thousand Tonnes

0.0977

115

20111

Intermediate goods

Oxygen

Thousand Cubic Metres

0.0423

116

20112

Intermediate goods

Acetic Acid

Tonnes

0.0191

117

20112

Intermediate goods

Phosphoric acid

Tonnes

0.0157

118

20112

Intermediate goods

Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA)

Tonnes

0.3512

119

20112

Intermediate goods

Sulphuric Acid

Thousand Tonnes

0.0479

120

20114

Intermediate goods

Dyes and pigments

Tonnes

0.2355

121

20115

Intermediate goods

ABS resin

Tonnes

0.0188

122

20116

Intermediate goods

Calcium Carbonate

Tonnes

0.0572

123

20116

Intermediate goods

Caustic soda (sodium hydroxide)

Tonnes

0.1638

124

20116

Intermediate goods

Ethyl acetate

Tonnes

0.0571

125

20116

Intermediate goods

Isopropyl alcohol

Tonnes

0.0178

126

20116

Intermediate goods

Monoethylene glycol, MEG

Tonnes

0.0413

127

20116

Intermediate goods

Soda ash/ washing soda

Tonnes

0.1200

128

20116

Intermediate goods

Titanium dioxide

Tonnes

0.0362

129

20116

Intermediate goods

Zinc sulphate

Tonnes

0.0150

130

20118

Intermediate goods

Aromatic Chemicals

Tonnes

0.0806

131

20119

Intermediate goods

Aniline

Tonnes

0.0154

132

20119

Intermediate goods

Butadiene

Tonnes

0.0335

133

20119

Intermediate goods

Catalyst, chemical

Tonnes

0.0415

134

20119

Intermediate goods

Expandable Polystyrene , EPS (thermocol)

Tonnes

0.0521

135

20119

Intermediate goods

Fatty Acid

Tonnes

0.0254

136

20119

Intermediate goods

Linear Alkyl Benzene

Tonnes

0.0563

137

20119

Intermediate goods

Liquid chlorine

Tonnes

0.0595

138

20119

Intermediate goods

Phthalic anhydride, PAN

Tonnes

0.0353

139

20119

Intermediate goods

Polyol

Tonnes

0.0636

140

20119

Intermediate goods

Sodium Silicate

Tonnes

0.0204

141

20121

Primary goods

Urea

Thousand Tonnes

0.5590

142

20122

Primary goods

NPK fertilizers

Thousand Tonnes

0.3897

143

20123

Intermediate goods

Ammonia

Thousand Tonnes

0.2101

S. No.

NIC 5 digit

Use-based classification

Item groups

Accounting Unit

Weights (%)

144

20123

Intermediate goods

Ammonium nitrate

Tonnes

0.0118

145

20123

Intermediate goods

Ammonium sulphate

Tonnes

0.0261

146

20123

Intermediate goods

Formaldehyde

Tonnes

0.0121

147

20123

Intermediate goods

Nitric Acid

Tonnes

0.0181

148

20129

Primary goods

Di-ammonium Phosphate (DAP)

Thousand Tonnes

0.0761

149

20129

Primary goods

Superphosphate

Thousand Tonnes

0.0332

150

20131

Intermediate goods

Polyester chips or Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) chips

Tonnes

0.1108

151

20131

Intermediate goods

Polymers (incl. Polyethylene, PVC, Poly propylene)

Tonnes

0.5954

152

20131

Intermediate goods

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)/ TEFLON

Tonnes

0.0244

153

20132

Intermediate goods

Caprolactam

Tonnes

0.0457

154

20132

Intermediate goods

Synthetic rubber (incl. PBR, SBR)

Tonnes

0.0295

155

20211

Consumer non-durables

Detergent powder and washing powder

Thousand Tonnes

0.2578

156

20211

Intermediate goods

Pesticides-technical grade

Tonnes

0.2116

157

20221

Infrastructure/ construction goods

Paints (all types)

Tonnes

0.3874

158

20221

Intermediate goods

Varnish (all types)

Tonnes

0.0209

159

20223

Intermediate goods

Printing ink

Tonnes

0.0795

160

20229

Intermediate goods

Thinner

Tonnes

0.0110

161

20231

Consumer non-durables

Toilet soap (excl. baby soap)- incl. liquid soap and foam

Tonnes

0.6078

162

20232

Consumer non-durables

Organic surface active agents/ surfactants, except soap (incl. dishwashing soaps, wetting and cleansing agents)

Tonnes

0.1378

163

20233

Consumer non-durables

Detergent cake, washing soap cake/ bar

Tonnes

0.4607

164

20235

Consumer non-durables

Tooth paste

Tonnes

0.3223

165

20236

Consumer non-durables

Hair dye

Tonnes

0.0468

166

20236

Consumer non-durables

Hair oil

Tonnes

0.0556

167

20236

Consumer non-durables

Hair shampoo

Tonnes

0.0929

168

20237

Consumer non-durables

Creams and lotions for topical application

Tonnes

0.1255

169

20238

Consumer non-durables

Agarbatti

Rs. Crore

0.1706

170

20291

Consumer non-durables

Safety matches (match box)

Lakh Boxes

0.0638

171

20292

Consumer non-durables

Fireworks/pyrotechnic articles

Tonnes

0.0366

172

20292

Intermediate goods

Gun powder, detonators/ prepared explosives

Tonnes

0.0397

173

20293

Intermediate goods

Fragrances & Oil essentials

Rs. Lakhs

0.1967

174

20295

Intermediate goods

Adhesive formulations other than natural gum

Tonnes

0.3985

175

20295

Intermediate goods

Gelatin

Tonnes

0.0233

176

20297

Intermediate goods

Methanol

Tonnes

0.0291

S. No.

NIC 5 digit

Use-based classification

Item groups

Accounting Unit

Weights (%)

177

20299

Intermediate goods

Hydrogen Peroxide

Tonnes

0.0500

178

20299

Consumer non-durables

Mosquito coil

Tonnes

0.0215

179

20302

Intermediate goods

Man-made fibres (incl. Viscose and Artificial Fibres)

Tonnes

0.1614

180

21001

Consumer non-durables

API & formulations of vitamins

Rs. Crore

0.8530

181

21002

Consumer non-durables

Antibiotics, API & formulations

Rs. Crore

0.4342

182

21002

Consumer non-durables

Anti-cancer drugs for chemotherapy (e.g. Etoposide, Epirubicin, etc.)

Rs. Crore

0.0796

183

21002

Consumer non-durables

Antidiabetic drugs excl. Insulin (Metformin, Pioglitazone, Glimepiride, etc.)

Rs. Crore

0.1166

184

21002

Consumer non-durables

Anti-histamine, antistine, anthisian, antitussive (codeine etc.) prep.

Rs. Crore

0.1354

185

21002

Consumer non-durables

Anti-malarial drugs

Rs. Crore

0.2691

186

21002

Consumer non-durables

Anti-psychotic drugs (e.g. Olanzapine)

Rs. Crore

0.0896

187

21002

Consumer non-durables

Anti-pyretic, analgesic/anti-inflammatory API & formulations

Rs. Crore

0.4457

188

21002

Consumer non-durables

Anti-retroviral drugs for HIV treatment

Rs. Crore

0.0508

189

21002

Consumer non-durables

Antiseptics and disinfectants (e.g. Povidone iodine, butadiene)

Rs. Crore

0.0413

190

21002

Consumer non-durables

Anti-tuberculosis medicines (e.g. Ethambutol, Rifampicin, Isoniazid, Pyrazinamide, etc.)

Rs. Crore

0.0164

191

21002

Consumer non-durables

API & formulations of hypo-lipidemic agents incl. anti-hyper-triglyceridemics (e.g. simvastatin, atorvastatin, etc.); anti-hypertensive

Rs. Crore

0.3065

192

21002

Consumer non-durables

Capsules

Rs. Crore

0.0730

193

21002

Consumer non-durables

Digestive enzymes and antacids (incl. PPI drugs)

Rs. Crore

0.2200

194

21002

Consumer non-durables

IV fluids

Rs. Crore

0.0769

195

21002

Consumer non-durables

Steroids and hormonal preparations (including anti-fungal preparations)

Rs. Crore

0.7167

196

21004

Consumer non-durables

Ayurvedic and Homeopathic medicaments

Rs. Crore

0.2268

197

21005

Consumer non-durables

Vaccine for veterinary medicine

Rs. Crore

0.4530

198

21006

Consumer non-durables

Medical/ surgical accessories

Rs. Crore

0.3481

199

21009

Consumer non-durables

Medicated shampoos

Rs. Crore

0.0283

200

22111

Capital goods

Tractor tyres

Thousand Numbers

0.0833

201

22111

Intermediate goods

Tubes for Light Motor Vehicles (LMV) tyres

Thousand Numbers

0.0282

202

22111

Capital goods

Tyres & tubes for Heavy Motor Vehicles (HMV) and trailers (incl. tubeless solid tyres)

Thousand Numbers

0.2973

S. No.

NIC 5 digit

Use-based classification

Item groups

Accounting Unit

Weights (%)

203

22111

Consumer durables

Tyres for Light Motor Vehicles (LMV)

Thousand Numbers

0.0934

204

22111

Consumer durables

Tyres for Scooter/ Motorcycle/ 3-wheelers

Thousand Numbers

0.0468

205

22112

Intermediate goods

Tubes for Bicyle/ Tricycle/ Rickshaw tyres

Thousand Numbers

0.0137

206

22112

Consumer durables

Tyres for Bicyle/ Tricycle/ Rickshaw

Thousand Numbers

0.0282

207

22113

Intermediate goods

Rubber tread

Tonnes

0.0430

208

22191

Consumer durables

Rubber cloth/ sheet

Tonnes

0.0189

209

22192

Capital goods

V belt and Rubber Conveyor

Rs. Crore

0.0887

210

22193

Consumer non-durables

Condoms

Lakh Numbers

0.0226

211

22199

Intermediate goods

Articles of Processed/ vulcanised rubber other than apparel & clothing accessories

Rs. Crore

0.0628

212

22199

Intermediate goods

Compound rubber for rubber-dipped fabrics

Tonnes

0.0675

213

22199

Intermediate goods

Rubber crumb

Tonnes

0.0555

214

22201

Intermediate goods

Acrylic sheets (including PVC, polysterene / polycarbonate and other plastic sheets)

Tonnes

0.0308

215

22201

Intermediate goods

Films of polythene, polyester, PVC & other forms of plastic

Tonnes

0.3787

216

22201

Consumer durables

Plastic tarpaulin

Tonnes

0.0193

217

22203

Consumer durables

Bags/ pouches of HDPE/ LDPE (plastic)

Tonnes

0.3417

218

22203

Intermediate goods

Plastic components of packing/ closing/ bottling articles & of electrical fittings

Rs. Crore

0.2583

219

22203

Consumer durables

Plastic jars, bottles and containers

Thousand Numbers

0.2487

220

22203

Consumer durables

Sacks of plastic/ woven HDPE

Thousand Numbers

0.0297

221

22204

Consumer durables

PVC fittings & other accessories

Tonnes

0.0486

222

22207

Infrastructure/ construction goods

Pipes, tubes & conduits of plastic/ PVC

Tonnes

0.0655

223

22209

Consumer durables

Plastic furniture

Rs. Crore

0.0203

224

22209

Consumer durables

Thermoforming products of plastic

Tonnes

0.0307

225

23101

Intermediate goods

Sheet glass

Thousand Square Metres

0.0415

226

23102

Intermediate goods

Fibre glass

Tonnes

0.0233

227

23106

Consumer non-durables

Glass bangles

Rs. Crore

0.0076

228

23109

Consumer durables

Glassware

Rs. Crore

0.2441

229

23921

Infrastructure/ construction goods

Bricks & tiles (non-ceramic)

Tonnes

0.1935

230

23934

Intermediate goods

Electrical Insulators/ insulating fillings of ceramics/ porcelain

Tonnes

0.0209

231

23939

Infrastructure/ construction goods

Ceramic tiles, flagstones & bricks

Thousand Tonnes

0.1636


 

S. No.

NIC 5 digit

Use-based classification

Item groups

Accounting Unit

Weights (%)

232

23941

Infrastructure/ construction goods

Cement Clinkers

Thousand Tonnes

0.5087

233

23942

Infrastructure/ construction goods

Cement- all types

Thousand Tonnes

2.1631

234

23954

Infrastructure/ construction goods

Pre-fabricated Concrete blocks (including RMC)

Thousand Tonnes

0.2985

235

23960

Infrastructure/ construction goods

Marble slab polished or not

Thousand Square Metres

0.0599

236

23960

Infrastructure/ construction goods

Polished granite

Thousand Square Feet

0.0789

237

23960

Infrastructure/ construction goods

Stone chips

Thousand Tonnes

0.0973

238

23993

Intermediate goods

Abrasive grains/ products for grinding

Rs. Crore

0.0410

239

23999

Infrastructure/ construction goods

Corrugated sheets of asbestos

Thousand Tonnes

0.1435

240

24101

Intermediate goods

Pig iron

Thousand Tonnes

0.3978

241

24102

Intermediate goods

Sponge Iron/ DRI

Thousand Tonnes

0.4036

242

24104

Intermediate goods

Ferrochrome

Thousand Tonnes

0.0770

243

24104

Intermediate goods

Other ferro alloys (except ferrochrome)

Thousand Tonnes

0.1489

244

24105

Infrastructure/ construction goods

HR coils and sheets  of mild steel

Thousand Tonnes

1.3487

245

24105

Infrastructure/ construction goods

HR plates of mild steel

Thousand Tonnes

0.8350

246

24105

Infrastructure/ construction goods

CR Coils & Sheets

Thousand Tonnes

0.6808

247

24107

Infrastructure/ construction goods

Rail and rail materials

Thousand Tonnes

0.1175

248

24109

Intermediate goods

MS blooms/ billets/ ingots/ pencil ingots

Thousand Tonnes

0.9497

249

24109

Intermediate goods

MS slabs

Thousand Tonnes

0.8438

250

24109

Infrastructure/ construction goods

Steel Structurals (including angles, shapes, sections, etc.)

Thousand Tonnes

0.7895

251

24109

Intermediate goods

Billets/ blooms/ ingots/ pencil ingots/ slabs of Alloy and Stainless Steel

Thousand Tonnes

0.4805

252

24109

Infrastructure/ construction goods

Bars and Rods of Mild steel

Thousand Tonnes

1.3519

253

24109

Infrastructure/ construction goods

Flat products of Alloy Steel

Thousand Tonnes

0.2831

254

24109

Infrastructure/ construction goods

Bars and Rods of Alloy and Stainless Steel

Thousand Tonnes

0.5666


S. No.

NIC 5 digit

Use-based classification

Item groups

Accounting Unit

Weights (%)

255

24109

Infrastructure/ construction goods

Flat products of Stainless Steel

Thousand Tonnes

0.1134

256

24109

Infrastructure/ construction goods

Galvanised products of Steel (including colour coated, tin plates, TMBP and Tin free steel)

Thousand Tonnes

0.7895

257

24109

Intermediate goods

Pipes and tubes of Steel

Thousand Tonnes

0.3384

258

24201

Intermediate goods

Brass plates/ sheets/ coils

Tonnes

0.0272

259

24201

Intermediate goods

Copper bars, rods & wire rods

Tonnes

0.6370

260

24201

Intermediate goods

Copper electrodes

Tonnes

0.2169

261

24202

Intermediate goods

Aluminium bars, rods including shapes, sections and profiles

Tonnes

0.2032

262

24202

Intermediate goods

Aluminium Billets/ ingots

Tonnes

0.2353

263

24203

Intermediate goods

Lead ingots/ bars/ blocks and plates

Tonnes

0.0438

264

24203

Intermediate goods

Zinc Ingots/blocks

Tonnes

0.0507

265

24311

Infrastructure/ construction goods

Galvanized iron pipes

Thousand Tonnes

0.0604

266

24311

Infrastructure/ construction goods

Pipes, tubes & casing of steel/iron

Thousand Tonnes

0.3760

267

24319

Intermediate goods

Cast iron castings

Thousand Tonnes

0.4380

268

25112

Infrastructure/ construction goods

Steel frameworks or skeletons for construction of towers including pit props

Thousand Tonnes

0.6485

269

25119

Capital goods

Air filters

Rs. Crore

0.1883

270

25121

Capital goods

Pressure vessels and tanks other than boilers

Rs. Crore

0.0550

271

25122

Capital goods

Stainless steel tanks (incl. fuel tanks)

Rs. Crore

0.0039

272

25122

Capital goods

Steel vessels/ containers including barrels, drums

Tonnes

0.1077

273

25123

Capital goods

Auxiliary plant for use with boilers

Rs. Crore

0.0587

274

25123

Capital goods

Boilers

Rs. Crore

0.3324

275

25131

Capital goods

Power generating equipment

Rs. Crore

0.1329

276

25200

Consumer durables

Pistols and guns

Numbers

0.0104

277

25910

Capital goods

Fabricated metal products including forged blanks

Tonnes

0.1892

278

25910

Intermediate goods

Forged metal products for tools and machinery

Rs. Crore

0.0698

279

25931

Consumer durables

Shaving razors/ razor blades

Lakh Numbers

0.0300

280

25933

Consumer durables

Hand Tools incl. interchangeable tools, not mechanised

Rs. Crore

0.1687

281

25934

Intermediate goods

Hinges

Tonnes

0.0102

282

25991

Intermediate goods

Fasteners (high tensile)/ bolts and nuts

Rs. Crore

0.3583

283

25994

Consumer durables

Aluminium utensils (incl. non-stick)

Rs. Crore

0.0241

284

25994

Consumer durables

Pressure cooker

Thousand Numbers

0.0385

285

25994

Consumer durables

Stainless steel utensils

Rs. Crore

0.1666


S. No.

NIC 5 digit

Use-based classification

Item groups

Accounting Unit

Weights (%)

286

25995

Intermediate goods

Casting products of iron/ steel for sanitary fittings

Rs. Crore

0.0616

287

26101

Intermediate goods

Capacitors/ capacitance, resistors

Rs. Crore

0.1412

288

26104

Intermediate goods

Printed Circuit Boards (whether or not mounted with IC chips /components)

Rs. Crore

0.2247

289

26202

Consumer durables

Blank digital media for recording

Rs. Crore

0.0230

290

26204

Consumer durables

Computers & peripherals

Rs. Crore

0.1676

291

26205

Capital goods

ATM (automatic teller machines)

Numbers

0.0017

292

26305

Consumer durables

Telephones and mobile instruments

Thousand Numbers

0.1864

293

26401

Consumer durables

Television set

Thousand Numbers

0.3092

294

26409

Consumer durables

Air conditioners (ACs)

Thousand Numbers

0.0369

295

26409

Consumer durables

Washing machines/ laundry machines

Thousand Numbers

0.0855

296

26513

Consumer durables

Meters (electric and non-electric)

Thousand Numbers

0.1614

297

26515

Consumer durables

Scientific instruments/ apparatus for drawing, calculating and measurement

Numbers

0.0390

298

26521

Consumer durables

Watches, automatic/quartz

Thousand Numbers

0.1048

299

26521

Consumer durables

Watches, scientific/ digital & special purpose

Rs. Crore

0.0137

300

26600

Consumer durables

Digital indicator - all types

Numbers

0.0096

301

26600

Capital goods

Other diagnostic equipments including ECG and EEG machines

Rs. Crore

0.0266

302

26600

Capital goods

X-ray equipment

Numbers

0.0259

303

26700

Capital goods

Microscopes

Numbers

0.0079

304

26700

Consumer durables

Sunglasses

Thousand Numbers

0.0053

305

27101

Capital goods

Generators / Alternators

Rs. Crore

0.4611

306

27102

Consumer durables

Electric heaters

Rs. Lakhs

0.2485

307

27102

Capital goods

Transformers (PDT and special type)

MVA

0.0095

308

27102

Capital goods

Transformers (Small)

Thousand Numbers

0.2168

309

27103

Capital goods

A C Motor

Thousand Numbers

0.0667

310

27103

Capital goods

Traction motor

Thousand Horse Power

0.0481

311

27104

Consumer durables

Electrical apparatus for switching or protecting electrical circuits (e.g. switchgear, circuit breakers/switches, control/ meter panel)

Thousand Numbers

0.4516

312

27201

Consumer durables

Dry Cells

Thousand Numbers

0.0873

313

27201

Consumer durables

Storage Batteries (Lead/Acid)

Thousand Numbers

0.1392

314

27202

Capital goods

UPS in Solid State Drives

Thousand Numbers

0.0542

315

27310

Infrastructure/ construction goods

Fiber optics/ optical fiber cables

Thousand Kilometres

0.0467

316

27320

Capital goods

Electronic/ electrical conductor wires (single or multiple strands)

Tonnes

0.1733

S. No.

NIC 5 digit

Use-based classification

Item groups

Accounting Unit

Weights (%)

317

27320

Infrastructure/ construction goods

Jelly Filled Cables

Thousand Core Kilometres

0.0018

318

27320

Infrastructure/ construction goods

PVC Insulated Cable

Thousand Core Kilometres

0.0533

319

27320

Infrastructure/ construction goods

Rubber Insulated Cables

Kilometres

0.0136

320

27339

Infrastructure/ construction goods

ACSR Conductors

Tonnes

0.1024

321

27339

Capital goods

End facing connector for optical fibres and cables

Rs. Crore

0.0726

322

27400

Consumer durables

Electric filament type lamps

Thousand Numbers

0.0202

323

27400

Consumer durables

Fluorescent Tubes and CFLs

Thousand Numbers

0.0925

324

27400

Consumer durables

Incandescent Lamps

Thousand Numbers

0.0030

325

27400

Consumer durables

Light fitting accessories

Rs. Crore

0.0549

326

27501

Consumer durables

Electric cooking appliances (e.g. toasters, mixers/grinders, food processors)

Thousand Numbers

0.0780

327

27501

Consumer durables

Refrigerators for domestic use

Thousand Numbers

0.0946

328

27502

Consumer durables

Electric Water heaters/ geysers (domestic)

Thousand Numbers

0.0122

329

27503

Consumer durables

Ceiling or table or pedestal fans (other than industrial fans/exhaust fans) and parts thereof

Thousand Numbers

0.1626

330

27504

Consumer durables

Non-electric heating appliances for cooking (e.g. gas stove)

Numbers

0.0147

331

27509

Consumer durables

LCD/ LED monitor

Rs. Crore

0.0222

332

27900

Consumer durables

Air Coolers

Numbers

0.0438

333

27900

Intermediate goods

Carbon brushes and brush holders

Thousand Numbers

0.0016

334

27900

Capital goods

DC power supply

Thousand Numbers

0.0239

335

27900

Intermediate goods

Electrical steel laminations

Tonnes

0.0220

336

27900

Capital goods

Electrical transformers, static converters and inductors

Thousand Numbers

0.0826

337

27900

Capital goods

Welding machinery- electrical

Numbers

0.0228

338

28110

Capital goods

Stationary and internal combustion piston engines not for motor vehicles

Thousand Numbers

0.5117

339

28110

Capital goods

Steam & other vapour turbines

Rs. Crore

0.0889

340

28120

Consumer durables

Pumps of all types (centrifugal & other velocity pumps; hydraulic & other impulse pumps; positive displacement pumps-gear/screw pumps; gravity pumps; steam pumps & boiler feed pumps; valveless pumps)

Thousand Numbers

0.1653

341

28132

Capital goods

Air/ gas compressors of all types (incl. compressors for refrigerators)

Rs. Crore

0.2086


S. No.

NIC 5 digit

Use-based classification

Item groups

Accounting Unit

Weights (%)

342

28132

Intermediate goods

Industrial Valves of different types- safety, relief and control valves(non-electronic, non-electrical)

Rs. Crore

0.5349

343

28140

Intermediate goods

Gear boxes - all types

Thousand Numbers

0.1831

344

28140

Intermediate goods

Roller and ball bearings

Lakh Numbers

0.1893

345

28150

Capital goods

Furnaces

Rs. Crore

0.0195

346

28150

Capital goods

Solar power system (solar panel & attachable equipment)

Thousand KiloWatts

0.0235

347

28161

Capital goods

Hydraulic equipment (other than pumps) for lifting/ displacement purposes

Thousand Numbers

0.0857

348

28161

Capital goods

Material handling, lifting and hoisting equipment

Rs. Crore

0.1371

349

28162

Capital goods

Conveyors- non-roller type

Rs. Crore

0.0427

350

28162

Capital goods

Cranes- all types

Tonnes

0.0106

351

28191

Capital goods

Deep Freezer

Numbers

0.0358

352

28192

Capital goods

Air conditioning systems/ plants for industrial use

Rs. Crore

0.0728

353

28192

Capital goods

Filtration Equipment

Rs. Lakhs

0.1150

354

28193

Capital goods

Fire-fighting equipment

Numbers

0.0165

355

28199

Capital goods

Industrial fan

Thousand Numbers

0.1302

356

28211

Capital goods

Agricultural Tractors

Thousand Numbers

0.3978

357

28212

Capital goods

Harvesters and threshers

Rs. Crore

0.2055

358

28212

Capital goods

Other agricultural machinery including dryers and sorters

Rs. Crore

0.0340

359

28221

Capital goods

Lathes

Numbers

0.0514

360

28221

Capital goods

Machine tools for turning, drilling, milling, shaping, planing, boring, grinding etc. (other than lathes)

Rs. Crore

0.1518

361

28221

Capital goods

Moulding machine

Rs. Crore

0.0152

362

28243

Capital goods

Construction machine/ equipment (incl. bull-dozers and road rollers)

Rs. Crore

0.1127

363

28243

Capital goods

Dumpers and Loaders

Numbers

0.1224

364

28245

Capital goods

Concrete Mixer Lorries

Numbers

0.0547

365

28249

Capital goods

Mining machinery

Rs. Crore

0.0237

366

28251

Capital goods

Separators including decanter centrifuge

Rs. Crore

0.1623

367

28252

Capital goods

Rice milling machines

Rs. Crore

0.0316

368

28259

Capital goods

Sugar Machinery

Rs. Crore

0.0752

369

28259

Capital goods

Water purification apparatus

Rs. Crore

0.1010

370

28261

Capital goods

Textile machinery

Rs. Crore

0.1488

371

28265

Capital goods

Sewing machines

Thousand Numbers

0.0090

372

28291

Capital goods

Paper making machinery

Rs. Crore

0.0169

373

28293

Capital goods

Printing machinery

Rs. Crore

0.4588

374

28299

Capital goods

Machinery & equipment for defence support

Rs. Crore

0.0215

S. No.

NIC 5 digit

Use-based classification

Item groups

Accounting Unit

Weights (%)

375

29101

Consumer durables

Passenger cars

Thousand Numbers

0.3935

376

29102

Capital goods

Commercial Vehicles

Thousand Numbers

0.9445

377

29202

Capital goods

Bodies of trucks, lorries and trailers

Rs. Crore

0.2580

378

29202

Capital goods

Bodies/ chassis of buses and minibuses

Rs. Crore

0.0955

379

29301

Consumer durables

Auto components/ spares and accessories

Rs. Crore

2.5921

380

29301

Consumer durables

Axle

Rs. Crore

0.3413

381

29301

Consumer durables

Rim (Wheel)

Rs. Crore

0.2323

382

30113

Capital goods

Ship building and parts thereof

Rs. Crore

0.1888

383

30203

Capital goods

Railway coaches

Numbers

0.0413

384

30203

Capital goods

Railway wagons

Numbers

0.0612

385

30204

Capital goods

Railway locomotives

Numbers

0.0267

386

30911

Consumer durables

Two-wheelers (motorcycles/ scooters)

Thousand Numbers

1.3634

387

30921

Consumer durables

Bicycles - all types

Thousand Numbers

0.0949

388

31001

Consumer durables

Wooden Furniture

Rs. Crore

0.0508

389

31003

Consumer durables

Steel Furniture including safety vaults

Rs. Crore

0.0319

390

31005

Consumer durables

Mattresses made of foam/ LRPu, coir or rubberized coir

Rs. Crore

0.0484

391

32111

Consumer durables

Jewellery of gold (studded with stones or not)

Rs. Crore

0.4381

392

32112

Consumer durables

Cut & Polished diamonds

Rs. Crore

0.1635

393

32203

Consumer durables

Musical instruments

Rs. Crore

0.0032

394

32300

Consumer durables

Carrom boards

Numbers

0.0022

395

32300

Consumer durables

Cricket Ball

Thousand Numbers

0.0002

396

32300

Consumer durables

Cricket Bat

Thousand Numbers

0.0026

397

32300

Consumer durables

Football

Thousand Numbers

0.0072

398

32300

Consumer durables

Gymnasium/ athletics articles and equipments

Rs. Crore

0.0009

399

32300

Consumer durables

Sports goods of rubber (incl. balls)

Thousand Numbers

0.0028

400

32300

Consumer durables

Table Tennis Table

Numbers

0.0010

401

32405

Consumer durables

Games & Toys (excl. video games machines & other mechanical/ electrical equipment for gaming parlours/ fairs)

Rs. Crore

0.0060

402

32503

Capital goods

Medical/ dental instruments (except syringes)

Rs. Crore

0.0829

403

32507

Consumer durables

Lenses of all kinds

Thousand Numbers

0.0487

404

32901

Consumer durables

Stationery items

Rs. Crore

0.1127

405

32903

Consumer durables

Umbrellas and parts

Rs. Crore

0.0216

406

32904

Consumer durables

Human hair- articles thereof

Rs. Crore

0.0478

407

35000

Primary goods

Electricity

Giga Watt Hours

7.9943

 


APPENDIX II

 

List of items included in the Mining Basket for IIP with base 2011-12

Sl. No.

NIC code

Mineral

Weight (%) in IIP 2011-12

 

5

COAL & LIGNITE

4.41041

1

510

COAL

4.16091

a

05101-2

Coal Raw

4.06188

b

5103

Coal Middlings

0.04369

c

5103

Washed Coal

0.05534

2

520

LIGNITE

0.24950

 

6

PETROLEUM (CRUDE) & NATURAL GAS (UT.)

6.38618

3

610

NATURAL GAS (UT.)

2.76897

4

620

PETROLEUM (CRUDE)

3.61721

 

7

Metallic Minerals

3.30585

5

7292

BAUXITE

0.04072

6

7294

CHROMITE

0.17282

7

7291

COPPER CONC.

0.03043

8

7295

GOLD (TOTAL)

0.03284

9

7100

IRON ORE (TOTAL)

2.86087

10

7296

LEAD CONC.

0.01087

11

7296

ZINC CONC.

0.08791

12

7293

MANGANESE ORE

0.06918

13

7299

TIN CONC.

0.00022

 

8

Non-Metallic Minerals

0.27056

14

8912

APATITE

0.00004

15

8912

PHOSPHORITE

0.03589

16

8995

ASBESTOS

0.00009

17

8991

DIAMOND

0.00145

18

8914

FLUORITE (GRADED)

0.00009

19

8992

GARNET (ABRASIVE)

0.00497

20

8994

GRAPHITE (R.O.M.)

0.00042

21

8109

KYANITE

0.00003

22

8109

SILLIMANITE

0.00382

23

8107

LIMESHELL

0.00033

24

8107

LIMESTONE

0.21880

25

8109

MAGNESITE

0.00211

26

8107

MARL

0.00165

27

8105

SELENITE

0.00013

28

8996

VERMICULITE

0.00004

29

8108

WOLLASTONITE

0.00069

 All Minerals

14.37300


APPENDIX III

 

List of item groups dropped from the existing basket (base 2004-05)

S. No.

Item group

Unit

Weight (%) as per 2004-05

1

Rice bran Oil

Tonnes

0.0837

2

Flavoured Milk

Thousand Litres

0.0029

3

Glucose(powder & liquid)

Tonnes

0.0159

4

Malted Foods

Tonnes

0.0335

5

Gutka

Kgs

0.0241

6

Pan Masala

Tonnes

0.0871

7

Nylon yarn

Million Kgs

0.0408

8

fabrics/cloth, rayon (knitted)

Million Square Metres

0.0122

9

Non-cotton cloth

Million Square Metres

0.3866

10

Acrylic fibre_fabric

Million Kgs

0.0457

11

Synthetic yarn

Million Kgs

0.5513

12

carpet backing cloth

Thousand Tonnes

0.0003

13

D.W.Tarpaulin

Thousand Tonnes

0.0023

14

Rayon yarn

Million Kgs

0.0350

15

Sacking

Thousand Tonnes

0.1559

16

yarn, jute

Thousand Tonnes

0.0217

17

grey cloth (bleached / unbleached)

Million Square Metres

0.9091

18

staple fibre, polyester_raw

Million Kgs

0.0024

19

twine, jute (sutli)

Thousand Tonnes

0.1479

20

canvas

Thousand Tonnes

0.0008

21

Elastic Tape

Thousand Metres

0.0503

22

Leather Gloves

Thousand Pairs

0.0184

23

Leather Shoes

Thousand Pairs

0.0793

24

Shoe Uppers (Leather)

Thousand Pairs

0.0928

25

Block Board

Square metres

0.5105

26

Laminated/Coated Paper

Tonnes

0.0374

27

Pulp Rayon Grade        

Tonnes

0.0053

28

Carbon Black

Tonnes

0.0712

29

coal meddling

Thousand Tonnes

0.0155

30

coal, washed

Thousand Tonnes

0.1705

31

Oil, Lubricating

Thousand Tonnes

0.2049

32

Propylene

Tonnes

0.4092

33

Dissolved Acetylene Gas

Cubic metres

0.0022

34

Acetone

Tonnes

0.0169

35

Maleic anhydride

Tonnes

0.0065

36

Phenol

Tonnes

0.0356

37

Sodium Hydrosulphate/Sodium Hydrosulphite

Tonnes

0.0056

38

Glycerine

Tonnes

0.0063

39

Calcium Ammonium Nitrate(CAN)

Thousand Tonnes

0.0059

40

PVC Resins

Tonnes

0.1238

41

Synthetic Resins

Tonnes

0.0958

42

Benzene

Tonnes

0.0873

S. No.

Item group

Unit

Weight (%) as per 2004-05

43

Ethylene

Tonnes

0.4002

44

Paraxylene

Tonnes

0.1932

45

Polystyrene

Tonnes

0.0673

46

Rubber Chemical

Rs. Crore

0.0492

47

Ethylene oxide

Tonnes

0.0330

48

Whitening Agents

Tonnes

0.0092

49

Tooth Powder

Tonnes

0.0020

50

Guar Gum Splits

Tonnes

0.0631

51

Leather Finishing Chemicals & Auxiliaries

Tonnes

0.0286

52

Acrylonitrile

Tonnes

0.0312

53

Polyester staple fibre

Tonnes

0.0717

54

Viscose Staple Fibre

Tonnes

0.0327

55

Acrylic fibre

Tonnes

0.0209

56

Nylon filament yarn

Tonnes

0.0071

57

Nylon industrial yarn/tyre cord

Tonnes

0.0135

58

Polyester filament yarn

Tonnes

0.1190

59

Tyre, Truck/Bus

Thousand Numbers

0.2375

60

Rubber Flaps

Numbers

0.0051

61

Hose Pipe

Rs. Crore

0.0780

62

Pvc/Plastic Suitcases

Numbers

0.0209

63

Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) Film

Tonnes

0.2520

64

Plastic Rope

Tonnes

0.0096

65

Plastic Sheets

Tonnes

0.0571

66

Toughened Glass

Square Metres

0.0261

67

Porcelain And Ceramic Sanitary Wares

Rs. Crore

0.0246

68

Magnesite, Dead Burnt

Tonnes

0.0070

69

railway sleeper

Thousand Numbers

0.1040

70

Carbon steel

Thousand Tonnes

0.7808

71

Semis

Thousand Tonnes

0.1206

72

Stainless/ alloy steel

Thousand Tonnes

0.6401

73

Steel wires (wire drawing)

Thousand Tonnes

0.2054

74

GP/GC sheets

Thousand Tonnes

0.2453

75

Electric sheets

Thousand Tonnes

0.1341

76

Wires (Copper)

Tonnes

0.1747

77

Aluminium Foils

Tonnes

0.1086

78

Aluminium Sheets/Plates

Tonnes

0.1824

79

Aluminium wires & extrusions

Tonnes

0.3563

80

Steel Castings

Tonnes

0.2146

81

Steel Structures

Tonnes

0.5477

82

Tin Containers

Rs. Crore

0.0256

83

Stampings & Forgings

Tonnes

0.4917

84

Cock (Faucets)

Thousand Numbers

0.0099

85

Sealed Compressors

Thousand Numbers

0.1254

86

Industrial Chains

Tonnes

0.0596

87

Forklift

Numbers

0.0152

S. No.

Item group

Unit

Weight (%) as per 2004-05

88

Packaging Machinery

Rs. Crore

0.0590

89

Heat Exchangers

Rs. Crore

0.1021

90

Chemical Equipment And Systems

Rs. Crore

0.0168

91

Drilling Equipment

Numbers

0.0863

92

Earth Moving Machinery

Numbers

0.2287

93

Dairy Machinery

Rs. Lakh

0.0195

94

Cement Machinery

Rs. Crore

0.1215

95

Driers

Numbers

0.0335

96

Fans

Thousand Numbers

0.0363

97

Chillers

Numbers

0.0077

98

Calculators

Numbers

0.0024

99

Battery Charger

Numbers

0.0032

100

Air Break Switches / Circuit Breakers

Thousand Numbers

0.1358

101

Electrical Switchboard

Rs. Crore

0.0444

102

XLPE Cable

Kilometres

0.0202

103

Lead Oxide

Tonnes

0.0027

104

Mercury Vapour Lamp

Thousand Numbers

0.0081

105

Stabilisers

Rs. Crore

0.0100

106

Magnets

Rs. Crore

0.0136

107

Graphite Electrodes/Anodes

Tonnes

0.0419

108

Welding Rods

Tonnes

0.0126

109

Colour TV Picture Tubes

Thousand Numbers

0.1610

110

IC Chips & Transistors

Thousand Numbers

0.0199

111

EPABX / PABX Systems

Numbers

0.0079

112

Amplifier

Numbers

0.0060

113

Syringes

Thousand Numbers

0.0736

114

Water meter of all kinds

Numbers

0.0126

115

Cooling Towers

Rs. Crore

0.0891

116

Watches       

Thousand Numbers

0.0280

117

Utility/Multi-Purpose Vehicles

Numbers

0.0571

118

Railway axle

Numbers

0.0039

119

wheel , railway

Numbers

0.0048

120

Motor Cycles

Numbers

0.9523

121

Three-Wheelers(including passenger & goods carrier)

Numbers

0.3254

122

Parts - Bicycle

Rs. Crore

0.0001

123

Pens of All Kind

Thousand Numbers

0.5910

124

Tooth Brush

Thousand Numbers

0.0990

 

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Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy and Mines will be visiting Austria and United Kingdom from 10th to 13th May 2017 for an Energy Dialogue with both the countries.

On Wednesday, 10th May 2017, Shri Goyal will participate in Investors Meet organised by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO). Further, the Minister will deliver key note address at Vienna Energy Forum 2017 on Thursday, 11th May, 2017, after which he will be having dialogue with Director General of United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) to explore prospects of better business opportunities in the energy sector. Shri Goyal will also participate in a Ministerial Panel Discussion on ‘2030 Development Agenda for Energy’, focusing on the SDG7: Energy Access, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. He will also talk about International Solar Alliance and RE Invest on the occasion.

On 12th May 2017, apart from regular business meetings, Shri Goyal will be participating in U.K.- India Business Roundtable on Energy organised by FICCI and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) in London. The Minister will also witness the listing of NTPC’s bonds at London Stock Exchange on the same day. NTPC is a fairly regular issuer of Offshore medium-term notes (MTN) . The current issuance is the second Masala Bonds offering by NTPC within a 12 months period. The first Masala Bonds issuance in August 2016 was for Rs. 2000 crores (~ US$ 300 million) as is the current one (~US$310 million). Both the Masala Bonds are of 5 years tenor.  The latest Masala Bonds 2017, carry a coupon of 7.25% payable annually with reoffer yield of 7.28% (tightest yet by any Indian Issuer). NTPC Masala Bonds would be the 1st MTN and 1st Masala Bonds to list on the new International Securities Market (ISM)

On 13th May 2017, Shri Piyush Goyal will launch and extend Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) affordable lighting scheme – UJALA (UK Joins Affordable LEDs for All) to consumers in UK. The Minister will also formally announce State­run EESL’s investment of 100 million pounds in the UK over the next 3 years. The aim is to create space in the country's 6.4­billion pounds energy efficiency services market and to implement low-carbon, energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions in both public and private sectors.

It is worth noting that EESL has already begun its operation in UK by acquisition, worth £6.8m, of two operating companies running Energy Savings Performance Agreements in Education and Leisure sectors. The acquisition is effected by EPAL, a JV of EESL and EnergyPro Limited, an advisory company specializing in Energy Efficiency.

            Shri Goyal will unveil EPAL’s branding during the event. EESL will also formalize its collaboration with Cenergist to strengthen its LED pipeline. EESL will be signing three MoUs with High Commission of India at London, Cenergist and Calvin Capital respectively. Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers Association (IEEMA) will also sign a Memorandum of Understanding with British Electrotechnical & Allied Manufacturers’ Association (BEAMA) on the occasion.

The Minister will be accompanied by senior officers of Ministry of Power on this four day tour.

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The Union Finance Minister (FM) Shri Arun Jaitley asks the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to set up a regional hub in New Delhi for the South Asia region to meet growing aspirations of the people

FM calls for a greater focus on renewable energy and climate resilient agriculture; urges ADB to promote sustainable models for urban development

The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley asked the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to set up a regional hub in New Delhi for the South Asia region in order to keep pace with the growing aspirations of the people and to expedite the process of project preparation and delivery for India and other countries in the region. He also urged the Bank to adopt country system for procurement, social and environmental safeguards expeditiously. He was addressing the Board of Governors of the ADB at its 50th Annual Meeting at Yokohama, Japan. The Finance Minister was accompanied by Shri Shaktikanta Das, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, who is also the Alternate Governor of India to ADB.

The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley congratulated the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on completing its 50 years and serving the people of Asia-Pacific region. While lauding the efforts of the Bank in eliminating poverty in the region through development of physical and social infrastructure, Shri Jaitley called for a greater focus on renewable energy keeping in view our commitment to tackle climate change.

In urban development, especially in the sectors of drinking water and sanitation, Shri Jaitley underlined the major challenges faced by many developing countries in making the system work without having to depend much on the budgetary support from the national governments. He urged the Bank to promote sustainable models that will address these challenges. He called upon ADB to focus on climate resilient agriculture, better farm production technologies, improved value chain management and creation of better marketing infrastructure for farm produce.

The Union Minister of Finance, Defence and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley is on a three-day official visit to Japan to participate in the Annual Meeting of Board of Governors’ of Asian Development Bank (ADB) among others. During his visit, the Finance Minister is being accompanied by Shri Shaktikanta Das, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) and other senior officials of the Ministry of Finance.

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The official Wholesale Price Index for ‘All Commodities’ (Base: 2011-12=100) for the month of April, 2017 declined by 0.2 percent to 113.2 (provisional) from 113.4 (provisional) for the previous month.

 

INFLATION

 

The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly WPI, stood at 3.85% (provisional) for the month of April,2017 (over April,2016) as compared to 5.29% (provisional) for the previous month and -1.09% during the corresponding month of the previous year. Build up inflation rate in the financial year so far was -0.18% compared to a build up rate of 1.21% in the corresponding period of the previous year

 

Inflation for important commodities / commodity groups is indicated in Annex-1 and Annex-II.

The movement of the index for the various commodity groups is summarized below:-

 

PRIMARY ARTICLES (Weight 22.62%)

 

The index for this major group rose by 0.4 percent to 128.4 (provisional) from 127.9 (provisional) for the previous month.  The groups and items which showed variations during the month are as follows:-

 

The index for ‘Food Articles’ group rose by 0.6 percent to 139.4 (provisional) from 138.5 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of beef and buffalo meat (11%), tea (11%), peas/chawali (8%), moong (5%), fruits & vegetables, poultry chicken and pork (2% each) and masur,  arhar,  bajra,  gram and milk (1% each).  However, the price of barley (8%), betel leaves (7%), egg (6%), ragi (2%) and wheat, urad and condiments & spices (1% each) declined.

 

The index for ‘Non-Food Articles’ group declined by 0.3 percent to 121.2 (provisional) from 121.6 (provisional) for the previous month due to lower price of raw jute (10%), rape & mustard seed (4%), raw rubber and floriculture (3% each), raw cotton and sunflower (2% each)  and cotton seed (1%). However, the prices of castor seed (9%), copra (coconut) (5%), guar seed (4%), raw silk, groundnut seed and soyabean (2% each) and mesta, safflower (Kardi Seed), fodder and gingelly seed (1% each) moved up.

 

FUEL & POWER (Weight 13.15%)

 

The index for this major group declined by 1.9 percent to 92.8 (provisional) from 94.6 (provisional) for the previous month due to lower price of naphtha and furnace oil (7% each), aviation turbine fuel (ATF) (5%),  petrol (4%), high speed diesel (HSD) and bitumen (3% each), kerosene (2%) and LPG (1%).  However, the prices of coking coal (1%) and petroleum coke (3%) moved up.

 

MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS(Weight 64.23%)

 

The index for this major group remained unchanged at its previous month level of 112.1 (provisional). The groups and items for which the index showed variations during the month are as follows:-

 

The index for ‘Manufacture of Food Products’ group declined by 0.1 percent to 127.3 (provisional) from 127.4 (provisional) for the previous month due to lower prices of molasses, soyabean oil, spices (including mixed spices), maida, gram powder (besan) and sunflower oil (1% each).   However, the price of salt (2%) and mustard oil, powder milk, basmati rice, gur, bagasse and castor oil (1% each) moved up.

 

The index for ‘Manufacture of Beverages’ group rose by 0.1 percent to 117.2 (provisional) from 117.1 (provisional) for the previous month due to marginally increase price of bottled mineral water.

 

 

 

The index for ‘Manufacture of Tobacco Products’ group declined by 0.1 percent to 145.7 (provisional) from 145.9 (provisional) for the previous month due to lower price of other tobacco products (3%).  However, the price of biri and cigarette (2% each) moved up.

 

The index for ‘Manufacture of Textiles’ group rose by 0.2 percent to 113.3 (provisional) from 113.1 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of fabric, polyethylene, bed linen/bed spread and cotton dyed/printed textile (1% each).  However, the prices of woolen woven cloth, terry towel and carpets and other floor coverings of textiles (1% each) declined.

 

The index for ‘Manufacture of Wearing Apparel’ group rose by 0.6 percent to 134.1 (provisional) from 133.3 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of manufacture of wearing apparel (woven), except fur apparel (1%).

 

The index for ‘Manufacture of Leather and Related Products’ group rose by 0.2 percent to 120.2 (provisional) from 120.0 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of waterproof footwear and canvas shoes (2% each) and gloves of leather (1%).

 

The index for ‘Manufacture of Wood and Products of Wood and Cork’ group rose by 0.3 percent to 131.3 (provisional) from 130.9 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of wooden panel, lamination wooden sheets/veneer sheets (1% each).

 

The index for ‘Printing and Reproduction of Recorded Media’ group declined by 0.4 percent to 142.7 (provisional) from 143.3 (provisional) for the previous month due to lower price of hologram (3D) (17%) and printed form & schedule, printed labels/posters/calendars and newspaper (1% each).

 

The index for ‘Manufacture of Chemicals and Chemical Products’ group declined by 0.2 percent to 111.4 (provisional) from 111.6 (provisional) for the previous month due to lower price of poly propylene (PP) (4%), mono ethyl glycol and oleoresin (3% each), insecticide and pesticide and phthalic anhydride (2% each) and polyester film (metalized), explosive, safety matches (match box), poly vinyl chloride (PVC), liquid air & other gaseous products, sodium silicate, plasticizer, ethylene oxide, organic solvent and catalysts (1% each).  However, the price of XLPE Compound, adhesive tape (non-medicinal) and hydrogen peroxide (2% each) and ammonia gas, ammonium phosphate, camphor, sulphuric acid, powder coating material, acrylic fibre, agro chemical formulation, paint and shampoo (1% each) moved up.

 

The index for ‘Manufacture of Pharmaceuticals, Medicinal Chemical and Botanical Products’ group rose by 0.1 percent to 121 (provisional) from 120.9 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of ayurvedic medicaments and digestive enzymes and antacids (1% each),  However, the price of Antipyretic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory formulations(1%) declined.

 

The index for ‘Manufacture of other Non-Metallic Mineral Products’ group rose by 0.1 percent to 109.3 (provisional) from 109.2 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of porcelain crockery (1%).  However, the price of marble slab (2%) declined.

 

The index for ‘Manufacture of Basic Metals’ group rose by 0.1 percent to 94.9 (provisional) from 94.8 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of aluminium powder (2%) and MS bright bars,  stainless steel bars & rods,  including flats, aluminium castings, lead ingots, bars, blocks plates and MS castings (1% each). However, the price of brass metal/sheet/coils, copper metal/copper rings and copper shapes-bars/rods/plates/strips (1% each) declined.

 

The index for ‘Manufacture of Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery and Equipment’ group declined by 0.6 percent to 106.9 (provisional) from 107.5 (provisional) for the previous month due to lower of electrical stamping- laminated or otherwise (8%), stainless steel razor (2%) and steel drums and barrels, steel container and steel door         (1% each).  However, the price of jigs & fixture (1%) moved up.

 

The index for ‘Manufacture of Computer, Electronic and Optical Products’ group rose by 0.1 percent to 108.5 (provisional) from 108.4 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of microscope (5%) and watch (1%).

 

The index for ‘Manufacture of Electrical Equipment’ group rose by 0.1 percent to 108.5 (provisional) from 108.4 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of PVC insulated cable and light fitting accessories (2% each) and aluminium/alloy conductor,  air coolers,  fluorescent tube, electrical relay/conductor, generator parts, batteries and electric mixers/grinders/food processors (1% each), However, the price of microwave oven and connector/plug/socket/holder-electric (3% each), rubber insulated cables (2%) and electric filament type lamps, ACSR conductors and insulating & flexible wire (1% each) declined.

 

The index for ‘Manufacture of Machinery and Equipment’ group rose by 0.1 percent to 108.4 (provisional) from 108.3 (provisional) for the previous month due to higher price of pressure vessel and tank for fermentation & other food processing (3%) and evaporator, soil preparation & cultivation machinery (other than tractors), sugar machinery, chillers and pharmaceutical machinery (1% each).  However, the price of solar power system (solar panel & attachable equipment) (3%) and filtration equipment, hydraulic pump and threshers (1% each) declined.

 

The index for ‘Manufacture of Other Transport Equipment’ group declined by 1.6 percent to 108.1 (provisional) from 109.9 (provisional) for the previous month due to lower price of motor cycles (3%).

 

The index for ‘Manufacture of Furniture’ group rose by 0.2 percent to 117.3 (provisional) from 117.1 (provisional) for the previous month due to marginally increase in the price of plastic fixtures.

 

WPI FOOD INDEX (Weight 24.38%)

 

The rate of inflation based on WPI Food Index consisting of ‘Food Articles’ from Primary Articles group and ‘Food Product’ from Manufactured Products group decreased from 5.50% in March, 2017 to 2.90% in April, 2017.

 

FINAL INDEX FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY, 2017 (BASE YEAR: 2004-05=100)

 

For the month of February, 2017, the final Wholesale Price Index for ‘All Commodities’ (Base: 2004-05=100) and annual rate of inflation remained unchanged at its provisional level of 185.5 and 6.55 percent respectively as reported on 14.02.2017.

 

Next date of press release: 14/06/2017 for the month of May, 2017

Office of Economic Adviser, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, New Delhi,

This press release is available at our home page http://eaindustry.nic.in

 

 

 

 


Annexure-I

Wholesale Price Index and Rates of Inflation (Base Year: 2011-12=100)

 

 

 

 

 

Month of April, 2017

Commodities/Major Groups/Groups/Sub-Groups

Weight

WPI Apr- 2017

Latest month over month

Build up from March

Year on year

2016-17

2017-18

2016-17

2017-18

2016-17

2017-18

ALL COMMODITIES

100.00

113.2

1.21

-0.18

1.21

-0.18

-1.09

3.85

PRIMARY ARTICLES

22.62

128.4

2.52

0.39

2.52

0.39

3.79

1.82

Food Articles

15.26

139.4

3.30

0.65

3.30

0.65

5.43

1.16

Cereals

2.82

144.5

0.22

-0.48

0.22

-0.48

5.21

6.88

Paddy

1.43

147.6

0.81

-0.07

0.81

-0.07

2.79

8.29

Wheat

1.03

141.0

-0.89

-1.33

-0.89

-1.33

6.24

6.09

Pulses

0.64

155.8

8.02

1.17

8.02

1.17

34.33

-13.64

Vegetables

1.87

124.3

13.28

4.98

13.28

4.98

4.33

-7.79

Potato

0.28

99.0

25.90

8.79

25.90

8.79

66.87

-40.97

Onion

0.16

108.1

-7.28

-2.26

-7.28

-2.26

-28.11

-12.47

Fruits

1.60

138.8

5.56

-0.36

5.56

-0.36

2.66

0.07

Milk

4.44

137.4

0.15

0.66

0.15

0.66

1.70

4.17

Eggs, Meat & Fish

2.40

141.1

0.89

0.64

0.89

0.64

5.01

3.52

Non-Food Articles

4.12

121.2

3.41

-0.33

3.41

-0.33

8.20

-0.16

Fibres

0.84

121.8

3.08

-2.48

3.08

-2.48

6.14

17.45

Oil Seeds

1.12

129.9

8.23

0.93

8.23

0.93

9.31

-8.52

Minerals

0.83

112.7

-9.78

0.00

-9.78

0.00

-2.61

8.05

FUEL & POWER

13.15

92.8

2.35

-1.90

2.35

-1.90

-14.24

18.52

LPG

0.64

92.3

-4.15

-1.39

-4.15

-1.39

-17.61

37.97

Petrol

1.60

78.9

9.41

-4.13

9.41

-4.13

-20.00

25.64

HSD

3.10

82.1

7.65

-3.30

7.65

-3.30

-29.05

38.92

MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS

64.23

112.1

0.37

0.00

0.37

0.00

-0.82

2.66

Manufacture of Food Products

9.12

127.3

2.48

-0.08

2.48

-0.08

6.01

6.08

Manufacture of Vegetable And Animal Oils and Fats

2.64

108.1

3.31

-0.28

3.31

-0.28

4.67

4.85

Sugar

1.06

130.2

7.18

-0.15

7.18

-0.15

18.92

13.22

Manufacture of Tobacco Products

0.51

145.7

4.39

-0.14

4.39

-0.14

7.86

2.10

Manufacture of Textiles

4.88

113.3

0.74

0.18

0.74

0.18

0.09

3.47

Manufacture of Wearing Apparel

0.81

134.1

0.16

0.60

0.16

0.60

-1.55

5.59

Manufacture of Leather and Related Products

0.54

120.2

0.24

0.17

0.24

0.17

4.48

-2.83

Manufacture of Wood And of Products of Wood and Cork

0.77

131.3

-0.31

0.31

-0.31

0.31

3.59

1.16

Manufacture of Paper and Paper Products

1.11

115.6

-0.44

0.00

-0.44

0.00

0.18

2.94

Manufacture of Chemicals and Chemical Products

6.47

111.4

0.54

-0.18

0.54

-0.18

-2.11

-0.09

Manufacture of Rubber and Plastics Products

2.30

108.7

1.32

0.00

1.32

0.00

-3.33

1.21

Manufacture of other Non-Metallic Mineral Products

3.20

109.3

-0.55

0.09

-0.55

0.09

-1.09

0.09

Manufacture of Cement, Lime and Plaster

1.64

109.5

0.09

0.18

0.09

0.18

-1.27

0.55

Manufacture of Basic Metals

9.65

94.9

0.78

0.11

0.78

0.11

-9.38

5.56

Mild Steel – Semi Finished Steel

1.27

90.0

-0.76

0.00

-0.76

0.00

-8.43

-1.32

Manufacture of Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery and Equipment

3.15

106.9

-1.33

-0.56

-1.33

-0.56

-2.54

3.09

Manufacture of other Transport Equipment

1.65

108.1

-1.05

-1.64

-1.05

-1.64

1.46

3.84

 

 

 

 

 

Annexure-II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trend of Rate of Inflation for some important items during last six months

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commodities/Major Groups/Groups/Sub-Groups

Weight (%)

Rate of Inflation for the last six months

 

 

Apr-17

Mar-17

Feb-17

Jan-17

Dec-16

Nov-16

 

 

ALL COMMODITIES

100.00

3.85

5.29

5.51

4.26

2.10

1.82

 

 

PRIMARY ARTICLES

22.62

1.82

3.98

4.01

1.93

0.08

1.34

 

 

Food Articles

15.26

1.16

3.82

2.55

0.29

0.07

2.45

 

 

Cereals

2.82

6.88

7.64

9.05

8.45

9.89

9.89

 

 

Paddy

1.43

8.29

9.25

8.20

5.89

6.50

6.93

 

 

Wheat

1.03

6.09

6.56

11.33

12.83

15.47

13.86

 

 

Pulses

0.64

-13.64

-7.78

-2.84

4.22

14.77

18.97

 

 

Vegetables

1.87

-7.79

-0.50

-8.00

-23.49

-26.88

-17.31

 

 

Potato

0.28

-40.97

-31.68

-24.14

-16.67

-6.34

32.59

 

 

Onion

0.16

-12.47

-16.97

-20.98

-36.08

-41.67

-55.32

 

 

Fruits

1.60

0.07

6.01

3.60

1.87

0.63

5.51

 

 

Milk

4.44

4.17

3.64

3.12

2.97

3.53

3.38

 

 

Eggs, Meat & Fish

2.40

3.52

3.77

0.52

-0.81

-2.73

0.85

 

 

Non-Food Articles

4.12

-0.16

3.58

4.65

0.74

-2.29

-2.81

 

 

Fibres

0.84

17.45

24.16

21.42

18.23

12.84

16.01

 

 

Oil Seeds

1.12

-8.52

-1.91

-1.53

-3.91

-6.54

-9.80

 

 

Minerals

0.83

8.05

-2.51

11.03

14.47

-5.09

11.02

 

 

FUEL & POWER

13.15

18.52

23.66

25.17

16.67

4.25

2.11

 

 

LPG

0.64

37.97

34.10

11.63

-10.39

-4.42

-3.90

 

 

Petrol

1.60

25.64

43.38

41.02

29.06

10.61

3.94

 

 

HSD

3.10

38.92

54.64

68.99

46.06

6.92

3.10

 

 

MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS

64.23

2.66

3.03

3.23

3.33

2.49

2.02

 

 

Manufacture of Food Products

9.12

6.08

8.80

10.25

10.73

10.66

11.18

 

 

Manufacture of Vegetable And Animal Oils and Fats

2.64

4.85

8.62

12.13

14.08

11.89

9.42

 

 

Sugar

1.06

13.22

21.53

24.43

25.47

27.51

32.98

 

 

Manufacture of Tobacco Products

0.51

2.10

6.73

5.06

8.75

6.49

8.31

 

 

Manufacture of Textiles

4.88

3.47

4.05

2.94

3.34

2.12

2.21

 

 

Manufacture of Wearing Apparel

0.81

5.59

5.13

3.20

4.03

3.27

1.24

 

 

Manufacture of Leather and Related Products

0.54

-2.83

-2.76

-2.03

-1.71

-1.87

0.99

 

 

Manufacture of Wood And of Products of Wood and Cork

0.77

1.16

0.54

0.93

0.62

0.15

-1.38

 

 

Manufacture of Paper and Paper Products

1.11

2.94

2.48

2.14

1.24

1.15

1.68

 

 

Manufacture of Chemicals and Chemical Products

6.47

-0.09

0.63

0.63

-0.09

-0.81

-1.25

 

 

Manufacture of Rubber and Plastics Products

2.30

1.21

2.55

3.32

2.75

1.41

0.19

 

 

Manufacture of other Non-Metallic Mineral Products

3.20

0.09

-0.55

-0.27

-0.82

-1.98

-1.43

 

 

Manufacture of Cement, Lime and Plaster

1.64

0.55

0.46

1.11

0.64

-0.64

-0.72

 

 

Manufacture of Basic Metals

9.65

5.56

6.28

7.21

8.07

6.55

3.03

 

 

Mild Steel – Semi Finished Steel

1.27

-1.32

-2.07

-1.44

-0.88

-0.67

-0.11

 

 

Manufacture of Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery and Equipment

3.15

3.09

2.28

2.28

1.71

0.19

-1.89

 

 

Manufacture of other Transport Equipment

1.65

3.84

4.47

3.20

3.27

3.21

2.64

 

 

 

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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, on Monday reviewed progress of key infrastructure sectors including petroleum and natural gas, power, renewable energy and housing. The review meeting, which came soon after the review of connectivity-related infrastructure sectors in the last week of April, lasted for about three hours, and was attended by top officials from PMO, NITI Aayog and all infrastructure Ministries of the Government of India. 

In course of the presentation made by CEO NITI Aayog, it was noted that remarkable progress has been made in several sectors, including generation of renewable energy, affordable and rural housing, LED bulbs etc.

The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana has benefited 1.98 crore BPL households so far. The contribution of gas to the primary energy mix has risen to 8%. 81 cities are being covered under City Gas Distribution networks.

The Prime Minister called for greater emphasis on ethanol blending, and evolution of mechanisms so that farmers can benefit the most from this process. He said that setting up of 2nd generation bio-ethanol refineries should be expedited, to utilize agricultural residues for this purpose.

The rural electrification programme is proceeding swiftly, with over 13,000 villages electrified out of a total of 18,452, and is on track for completion within the targeted 1000 days. Over 22 lakh rural BPL households were electrified in 2016-17, and over 40 crore LED bulbs were distributed in the same period. The total inter-regional transmission capacity has been significantly enhanced, with 41 GigaWatts transmission capacity being added from May 2014 to April 2017.

The total renewable generation capacity has crossed 57 GigaWatts, with an increase of 24.5% being registered in the last fiscal year. The capacity addition in solar energy in FY17 was the highest-ever, at 81%. Solar and wind tariffs have now achieved grid parity, with rates well below 4 rupees per Kilowatt-Hour. The Prime Minister called for establishment of some model solar cities, where the power requirement is fulfilled solely by solar energy. A similar effort can be made to make certain localities kerosene-free, he added.

The Prime Minister emphasized that manufacturing of solar equipment should be given priority, to drive employment generation, and derive maximum benefit from the renewable energy drive.

Under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana, remarkable progress has been achieved in rural areas. IT and space-based applications are being extensively used to monitor progress of the scheme. Over 32 lakh houses have been completed in rural areas in FY17. The Prime Minister enquired about the training and skills being given to rural masons, who were involved with this scheme.

Seeking a consolidated approach to various schemes, such as electrification, IT networks and housing, the Prime Minister called for a focused approach on the 100 worst performing districts in each case. He directed that future reviews should focus on problems at the district-level, so that the progress of poorly performing districts can be better monitored.

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  •          Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister  for Electronics & IT, Law & Justice inaugurates NIELIT Bhawan at Dwarka, New Delhi
  •          The Minister directs all concerned departments to pool resources to transform India into a truly digitally literate state at the earliest
  •          NIELIT launches e-Content Courses to cater to the areas with shortage of training facilities
  •          NIELIT registered a growth of 175% in last 5 years
  •          NIELIT has launched 70 Apps for Android based Smart Phones on various topics of CCC (Course on Computer Concepts) course in 11 languages
  •          51 Skill Oriented courses of NIELIT have been aligned with NSQF at different levels
  •          In the last five years NIELIT has skilled about 33 lakh candidates
  •          PAN India presence of NIELIT own Centres increases from 22 to 36 in the last 4 years. More Centres are in pipeline

Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Union Minister for Electronics & Information technology and Law & Justice today inaugurated the NIELIT Bhawan, a new state of the art green building of the National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT) at Dwarka, New Delhi in the gracious presence of Shri P. P. Chaudhary, Hon’ble MoS. Electronics & IT, Law & Justice among others. In his keynote address, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, “There is no aspect of human life which is untouched by advances in Information Technology and Electronics. NIELIT has endeavored to lead by example and is empowering youth through Skill Development and Capacity Building initiatives. In addition to Digital Literacy the demands for skilling in basic Cyber Security concepts has also increased manifold, and NIELIT is equitably poised to address this challenge.  For effective implementation of skill development programmes including Government of India’s initiatives at PAN India level, he further said that NIELIT should strive to ensure that it has presence through at least one own Centre in each state.”

“We are working towards transforming India into a digitally empowered nation, and imparting digital literacy to the last miles of rural India holds the key here. The Common Services Centres (CSCs) have so far done a great job in this direction; our target is to provide training on digital literacy to 6 crore citizens, which will be certified by NIELIT. I appeal NIELIT as well as all concerned functionaries to take this project on a mission mode and contribute to the larger goal as envisaged by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. We would like to see all government services, both at central and state level, to be digitally available to the every citizen of this country.” added Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Shri P.P. Chaudhary, Hon’ble Union MoS for Electronics & IT, Law & Justice congratulated NIELIT for institutionalizing the newly constructed NIELIT Bhawan and said, “The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) has also been delegated with the responsibility of promotion of Digital Transactions including Digital Payments. In this regard, there is a need for concerted efforts by all stakeholders for promotion of digital payments to move towards a less cash economy and NIELIT together with other organizations is also contributing towards this vision.”

Shri Parvesh Sahib Singh, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, West Delhi Lok Sabha constituency, Col. Devinder Sehrawat, Hon’ble MLA and a host of other dignitaries and senior officers from Government and MeitY were also present at the occasion.

NIELIT is a key part of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) is engaged in Capacity Building and Skill Development of youth all over India. With the addition of a new campus NIELIT has added another feather in its cap. Incidentally, NIELIT has PAN India presence through 36 own Centres and about 9000 training partners.

In his address Shri Sanjiv Mittal, Joint Secretary, MeitY said, “NIELIT has developed expertise in development of quality course curriculum and many of these courses have also been aligned with the National Skills Qualifications Framework for greater employability and industry acceptance”.

Dr. Ashwini Kumar Sharma, Director General, NIELIT tracing the journey of construction of NIELIT Bhawan, which has been taken up with renewed vigor only recently, said, “To follow green practices NIELIT Bhawan has been equipped with Solar Panels on rooftop in support of New & Renewable Energy mission of the Government. The stupendous growth of NIELIT in the last 5 years has been possible due to proactive use of technology and process re-engineering initiatives.” 

It is noteworthy that the foundation stone was laid in May 2015 and as such the construction of NIELIT Bhawan has been completed within a very short span of less than 2 years.

During inauguration, e-Contents of NIELIT Courses were also launched. Through e-Content NIELIT aims to widen its reach especially in those areas where there is shortage of training facilities. In continuation to the efforts made by NIELIT to facilitate stakeholders through its repertoire of Online facilities, an Online Accreditation Portal was also launched which would considerably reduce time and paper documentations for grant of accreditation to private training institutes under a time-tested PPP model. Besides, a new concept has also been introduced by NIELIT, whereby candidates shall now be awarded e-Certificate on completion of a single module. As NIELITs non-formal courses are targeted towards those candidates who are unable to join the main-stream university education system, issuance of module wise e-Certificates would further widen the scope for employment. 

NIELIT is working in unison with its network of training partners in taking forward ‘Digital India’, ‘Make in India’, ‘Skill India’, towards development of an empowered society. The NIELIT Bhawan inaugurated today is another key link in the growing footsteps of NIELIT all over India. NIELIT in the last 5 years has registered a healthy growth in all spheres with revenue registering a jump of about 175%. NIELIT annually skills more than 7 lakh candidates and has institutionalized many new initiatives such as SMART Virtual Classroom for training in Electronic mode. NIELIT has launched 70 Apps for Android based Smart Phones on various topics of CCC (Course on Computer Concepts) course in 11 languages and 51 Skill Oriented courses of NIELIT have been aligned with NSQF at different levels. NIELIT has also established Model Career Centres under the National Career Service Scheme of Government of India which organizes Job Fairs to promote employability among youth. Recently, it has also established a Study Centre at Baramulla, J&K jointly with Indian Army to mainstream local youth in the region through skill development programmes. At NIELIT, internal capacities are being augmented through training of Master Trainers in niche areas such as Mobile Application Development, Cloud Computing, IoT, e-Waste, Cyber Security, Mobile Handset Design, etc. in synergy with industry leaders like Amazon, Google, Intel, Microsoft, etc. for skilling and empowerment of youth especially in rural India. Besides, NIELIT in collaboration with CAIT has been organising workshops and DigiDhan camps to onboard self organised small/ medium businesses/ traders on Digital Payment initiatives across India.

 

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The Central Statistics Office (CSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation revised  the base year of the all-India Index of Industrial Production (IIP) from 2004-05 to 2011-12. The new base year has been selected keeping in view the base year of other macroeconomic indicators namely Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Consumer Price Index (CPI). Several changes have been made in the new series of the IIP in order that new IIP is able to reflect the changes in the industrial sector in a more representative and robust manner.

The salient features of the new series with base 2011-12 are as under:

·                     IIP in the new series will continue to consist of three sectors viz. Mining, Manufacturing and Electricity, as in the existing series.

·                      The National Industrial Classification 2008 will be followed in the new series for the purpose of classification of products as per industries.

·                      The Use-Based Classification has been revised to reflect the industrial segments and production more accurately as well as to map the products more accurately as per their use in the industries. The new use based classification includes Primary Goods, Intermediate Goods, Infrastruture/Construction Goods, Capital Goods, Consumer Durable Goods and Consumer Non Durable Goods

·                     The coverage of the new series of IIP is limited to the Organized Sector only.

·                     For enabling dynamic revision of the methodology of IIP including the item list and the panel of factories during the currency of a base year, a Technical Review Committee, chaired by Secretary, Ministry of Statistics &PI, will be constituted.

·                     Due to the increasing significance of the electricity generation from renewable sources, it has been decided to include the same in the electricity generation figures for compilation of IIP in the new series.

·                     The new series show higher growth rates in most months in the period April 2012 to March 2017, as compared to the existing series which is attributable to (i) shifting of base to a more recent period; (ii) increase in number of factories in panel for reporting data and exclusion of closed ones and (iii) inclusion of new items and exclusion of old ones.

            The details are available at the website of the Ministry - http://www.mospi.gov.in

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The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh carried out a review of the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) situation in the ten LWE affected States here today. The meeting was attended by Chief Ministers of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh.  Other States were represented by senior ministers from the States. Chief Secretaries and DGPs of States were also present. From the Centre, the Ministers of State in the Home Ministry, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Home Secretary, Director, Intelligence Bureau and other senior officers were present. For the afternoon session on development, Ministers of Power & New and Renewable Energy, Railways, Civil Aviation, Road Transport and Highways and Communications were present along with senior officials of the ministries. On specific directions of the Home Minister, Districts Magistrates and SPs of the 35 worst affected LWE districts were also invited to provide inputs and feedback from the cutting-edge level and understand their problems. 

            In the morning session issues related to security were discussed. The Home Minister enunciated an operational strategy ‘SAMADHAN’ to fight Left Wing Extremism. The elements of this strategy are S for Smart Leadership, A for Aggressive Strategy, M for Motivation and Training, A for Actionable Intelligence, D for Dashboard-based Key Result Areas and Key Performance Indicators, H for Harnessing Technology,  A for Action Plan for Each Theatre and N for No access to Financing.

            During the meeting, important issues and requests of States included the following:-

(a)        Continuation/resumption of LWE specific schemes like Security Related Expenditure (SRE), Special Infrastructure Scheme (SIS), Integrated Action Plan (IAP)/ Additional Central Assistance (ACA), Counter Insurgency and Anti-Terrorism (CIAT) Schools and Fortified Police Stations.

(b)        Inclusion of some new districts under the SRE Scheme.

(c)        Deployment of additional Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) Battalions. Some States have also sought exemption from payments for CAPF battalions provided by the Centre.

(d)       Most States requested for helicopter support for operations.

(e)        Use of modern technology by the State Police and the CAPF was also discussed.

(f)        Issues related to inter-State coordination, intelligence sharing, setting up of Joint Task Forces for operations along inter-State boundaries were deliberated upon.

(g)        The Chief Minister of Bihar suggested that the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) needs to be reviewed to ensure effective choking of fund flow to LWE groups.

(h)        Measures to prevent repetition of incidents such as at Sukma on April 24, 2017 was discussed at length with suggestions from SPs of the 35 worst affected LWE districts.

 

During the session on development issues, the following points were discussed:

(a)        Minister of Road Transport and Highway informed that various new technologies like pre-fabricated slabs and soil stabilization were been examined. States can initiate pilot projects for construction of roads with these technologies. He has also assured that the States can project any requirement for dispensation in LWE areas.

b)         Minister of New and Renewable Energy Resources informed that the Ministry was undertaking several Solar Parks, Solar Lighting and Solar Pumps schemes for providing low cost energy to LWE affected States.

c)         Minister for Power informed that the electrification of villages in LWE areas is being undertaken on a war footing with Dec, 2018 as the target.

d)         The Airport at Jagdalpur in the heart of Maoist core area will be operational very soon.

e)         Phase-II of Installation of Mobile Towers is being initiated after incorporating the experiences and problems of Phase-I.

g)         Minister of Railways informed that line Hajipur-Sagauli, Giridih-Koderma, Deoghar-Sultanganj is nearing completion.  

 

            In his concluding remarks, Shri Rajnath Singh said that the meeting had been very purposeful and the participants made very valuable suggestions which have been noted by the MHA. He said that he will personally monitor the progress on these issues. Shri Rajnath Singh also appreciated the wonderful job being done by young officers as Deputy Commissioners/Superintendents of Police in the LWE-affected areas despite some difficulties.

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India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F09) successfully launched the 2230 kg South |Asia Satellite (GSAT-9) into its planned Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) today (May 05, 2017). Today’s launch of GSLV was its eleventh and took place from the Second Launch Pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR (SDSC SHAR), Sriharikota, the spaceport of India. This is the fourth consecutive success achieved by GSLV carrying indigenously developed Cryogenic Upper Stage. In its oval shaped GTO, the South Asia Satellite is now orbiting the Earth with a perigee (nearest point to Earth) of 169 km and an apogee (farthest point to Earth) of 36,105 km with an orbital inclination of 20.65 deg with respect to the equator.

Few seconds before the launch countdown reached zero, the four liquid propellant strap-on motors of GSLV-F09, each carrying 42 tons of liquid propellants, were ignited. At count zero and after confirming the normal performance of all the four strap-on motors, the 139 ton solid propellant first stage core motor was ignited and GSLV lifted off at 16:57 IST. The major phases of the flight occurred as scheduled. About seventeen minutes after lift-off, South Asia Satellite was successfully placed in GTO.

. Soon after separation from GSLV, the two solar arrays of the satellite were automatically deployed in quick succession and the Master Control Facility (MCF) at Hassan in Karnataka assumed control of the satellite.

South Asia Satellite is a communication satellite built by ISRO to provide a variety of communication services over the South Asian region. For this, it is equipped with Ku-band transponders.

Following the successful launch, the Honorable Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi addressed along with the South Asian leaders. He congratulated ISRO and remarked that today was a historic day for South Asia and a day without precedence. The Prime Minister recalled that two years ago India made a promise to extend the advanced space technology for the cause of growth and prosperity of the people of South Asia and felt that the successful launch of South Asia Satellite today marks a fulfillment of that.

In the coming days, the satellite orbit will be raised from its present GTO to the final circular Geostationary Orbit (GSO) by firing the satellite's Liquid Apogee Motor (LAM) in stages. The South Asia Satellite will be commissioned into service after the completion of orbit raising operations and the satellite’s positioning in its designated slot in the GSO following in-orbit testing of its payloads.

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Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy and Mines is visiting Austria from May 10-11, 2017 to participate in the Vienna Energy Forum, which has been organized jointly by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

On May 10, 2017, Shri Goyal had an interactive session with leading Austrian energy related companies, especially in the renewable energy sector. Organized by the Embassy of India in Vienna, the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO) and FICCI, the event was the first structured interaction between Austrian and Indian companies with a visiting Indian Minister in Vienna to brainstorm suggestions for rejuvenating the Austrian-India business partnership, especially in the renewables sector.

Shri Goyal spoke about the priorities of the Government of India and action taken to bring in a quantum leap in the share of renewable energy in India’s energy mix. The important link between affordability and scaling up of operations, the role of new technology, the criticality of energy efficient practices, the emphasis on Make-in-India and ease of doing business in India and the potential for international collaboration as India aspires to its goal of energy for all by 2022 in a sustainable manner, were the highlights of Shri Goyal’s address.

The Minister enumerated the milestones achieved by India, including, inter alia, an increase in LED bulbs sold, from 6,00,000 a year to 150 million bulbs a year, the 370% expansion witnessed in solar energy in the last three years, reduction in cost of solar energy from 12 cents per unit to 4 cents per unit in under 3 years, and the growth in fiber optics from 358 kms to 2,00,000 kms in the same period. He explained the focus of the Government of India on building a strong foundation that would give India development space for the coming decades.

Shri Goyal recalled Prime Minister Modi’s emphasis on “Minimum government, Maximum governance” and the emphasis on policy to empower all segments in India through programmes such as Skill India, Clean India, Digital India and Make-in-India. Speaking of investments into India, Shri Goyal highlighted India’s position as one of the most open economies in the world, poised to take a quantum jump in every sector. He spoke of GST, set to come into effect from July 1, 2017. He explained the financial inclusion initiatives of Jan Dhan, Aadhar and the Digital Payment Platform. In the context of free flow of capital and people, he pointed to India’s large market, its economies of scale, its potential as a manufacturing hub for the rest of the world and asked Austrian companies to join the growth oriented process of evolution in India.

The well attended event included over 30 representatives of Austrian companies, the Vice President of WKO, Ms Ulrike Rabmer-Koller and the FICCI delegation including, inter alia, Shri Pankaj Patel, President FICCI and Chairman and Managing Director of Zydus Cadila. Representatives of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research & Economy also attended the event.

Austrian companies indicated keenness to collaborate with Indian partners and share new technologies and innovations. They emphasized the importance of finding right partners in India and Austria in the renewable sector and spoke about their areas of expertise and priority as also their experiences of doing business in India.

On May 11, 2017, Shri Piyush Goyal delivered the Key Note Address at the Opening Ceremony of the Vienna Energy Forum. He annotated, what the Organizer’s introduced as “the largest energy transformation project in the world”. He highlighted Government of India's priorities and commitments towards sustainable energy. He reminded that SDGs could only be fulfilled through a comprehensive approach which could lay emphasis on affordability, reliability and sustainability.

Recalling that the road from Paris had been somewhat difficult, he reiterated that India stood committed to what it had undertaken at Paris, irrespective of what happened in other parts of the world. This commitment was an article of faith for Prime Minister Modi.

He spoke of the rapid strides made by India in energy conservation and energy efficiency, the goal of 24x7 power for all by 2022, the year of India’s 75th Anniversary of Independence and his personal commitment to make this happen even earlier by 2019. He asked the UN to look at fast-tracking goal and said that India is willing to play a role in this. On the issue of affordability of renewable solutions, Shri Goyal spoke of the reduction in tariff for solar energy from 12 cents to 4 cents in just three years, in wind energy from 9 cents to 5 cents in the same period and of the scheduled launch on May 12, 2017 of the Energy Efficiency Services Ltd. affordable lighting scheme – UJALA (UK Joins Affordable LEDs For All) in London. He urged that world leaders look at the link between low-cost technology, renewable energy and sustainable life styles.

The Vienna Energy Forum has been organized jointly by the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs in Austria, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). It is a biennial, global and multi-stakeholder forum with a mandate of exploring 21st century developmental challenges from the perspective of sustainable energy and providing a platform for debate on practical solutions to these challenges. VEF 2017 is focusing on Sustainable energy for the implementation of the SDGs and the Paris Agreement.

The Forum is being attended by Global leaders including, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management in Austria Mr. Andrä Rupprechter, Director General UNIDO Mr. Li Yong, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure of Morocco Aziz Rabbah, Prime Minister of Tuvalu Enele Sopoaga, Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Adnan Z. Amin.

On today evening Shri Goyal spoke at the Financial Times Event “2030 Development Agenda for Energy”. Other speakers included Deputy Secretary General of UN, Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, Ambassador for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency of Burkina Faso Princess Abze Djigma and Secretary General of the World Energy Council, Mr. Christoph Frei. The event was attended by companies in the field of renewable energy as also IRENA, IEA, ECREEE, IIASA, OFID, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Austria and other European countries and numerous institutions and NGOs with expertise and credentials in the field of renewable energy.

While in Vienna, Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) and Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, Ms. Rachel Kyte called on Minister Goyal. She was extremely appreciative of the leadership role by India and the achievements in the sector of renewable energy, especially the International Solar Alliance. DG UNIDO also called on the Minister.

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The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh will review the situation in Left Wing Extremism affected States here tomorrow. The Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana and West Bengal have been invited to attend the meeting. The Union Ministers in charge of Ministries of MoRTH, Railways, Civil Aviation, MoRD, Power, New & Renewable Energy and Telecom will also attend. A holistic review of the situation will be undertaken covering a wide canvas of security and development issues, particularly infrastructure building.

The Government of India has a multi-pronged strategy centred around security, development and ensuring rights and entitlements of local communities etc. The Centre has been providing assistance to States in terms of CAPF Battalions, intelligence, training and capacity building of State Police Forces. It is also assisting the States through Schemes that support building of infrastructure, specially Road, Railways and Power etc. The meeting will focus on devising new strategies to maintain the momentum achieved in 2016, notwithstanding a couple of incidents. Development issues will also be discussed with a view to ensure rapid development of LWE affected areas.

The day-long meeting will include two sessions to discuss upon operational issues like role of States in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) Operations, raising and employment of India Reserve (IR) Battalions and Special India Reserve Battalion (SIRB), etc, capacity building and Intelligence issues like vacancies in State Police Forces, capacity building of State Intelligence Units, etc and other Ministry-wise related matters.

The meeting will also be attended by the Secretaries of the Central Ministries, Chief Secretaries and DGsP of the LWE affected states.

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Thirty-four MoUs amounting to about Rs 2 lakh crores were signed in the three day India Integrated Transport and Logistics Summit that was concluded in New Delhi today. These MoUs were in the areas of port connectivity, Integrated Check Posts (ICP) in the states of Bihar, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Manipur, access to land port in Tripura, Assam and Mizoram, development of Logistics Parks in Telengana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Mizoram, development and furthering of multi modal logistics parks in Mumbai and Bengaluru and Haryana,  exploring investment opportunities in logistics sector, dredging of inland waterways, implementation of 79 port connectivity projects under Sagarmala, development of port roads to Chennai and Vishakhapatnam ports, and connectivity to airport in Navi Mumbai, among others. Some of these MoUs are between Government agencies while others are between Government to Business and Business to Business.

The Summit was attended by around 3000 delegates from India and abroad, which included central and state government organizations , international organizations like World Bank and ADB, delegates, global transport and supply chain experts and representatives of private companies. The sessions focused on six major themes that included Multi Modal Logistics Parks, New developments in Urban Transportation, Freight Corridors for Economic Development, Supply Chain Transformation- Storage Innovations, GST and Role of Digitization for Decongestion and Standards and Skills for Logistics. Fifty speakers from across the globe shared their views, expertise and experience about developing the logistics and integrated multi modal transport sector in India.

Speaking at the concluding session of the summit, the Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari said that there is an urgent need to bring down logistics cost in the country to globally comparable rates if we hope to achieve double digit growth figures and ensure the welfare of the weakest sections of society. Shri Gadkari said that the summit is a very welcome, first step towards realizing this objective. The participation of both Government and private sector has been very encouraging, he said, and even states from the North East have come forward to sign MoUs. He said the suggestions of all stakeholders will be considered and a road map will be drawn for progress along these lines.

The Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje spoke about the ongoing developments in the transport and logistics sector in her state and welcomed the steps being taken to develop multi modal integrated transport in the country. She said Rajasthan has the highest length of National Highways in the country. Six economic corridors pass through the state. The state has close proximity to the prosperous northern and western regions of the country. Air infrastructure in the state is also good with Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur having full fledged airports. She said multi modal integrated transport and logistics would benefit Rajasthan to a great extent.

Haryana Chief Minister Shri Manohar Lal Khattar also welcomed the organization of the summit and said Haryana is fully capable and prepared to participate in the upcoming transport and logistics revolution in the country. He said the state has a lot of potential to contribute to the growth of warehousing and supply chain logistics. He also informed that the state is working in a big way to enhance and modernize  its transport and warehousing network.

The Ministry also gave away awards to the winners of a contest for designing solar toll plazas.

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