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August infrastructure output up 3.7%: Govt

NEW DELHI: Infrastructure sector output rose 3.7 per cent year-on-year in August, mainly driven by coal, cement and electricityproduction, government data showed on Monday. 

The infrastructure sector grew at 3.1 per cent in the previous month. 

The infrastructure sector -- coal, crude oil, oil refinery, 
natural gas, steel, cement, electricity and fertilisers -- accounts for 37.9 per cent of India's industrial output, which expanded just 1 per cent during the last fiscal year. 

In the fiscal year ended March, infrastructure grew 3.2 per cent compared with 5 per cent in the previous year.