The index of eight core industries or ICI stood at 126.7 in April 2021, displaying a rise by 56.1 per cent as in comparison with the index of April 2020.
The excessive progress fee in April 2021 was largely because of the low industrial manufacturing throughout all sectors attributable to nationwide lockdown imposed to curb the unfold of Corona virus final 12 months.
The month over month manufacturing of eight core industries, as captured by ICI, declined by 15.1 per cent in April 2021 in comparison with March 2021 attributable to emergence of second wave of infectious Covid-19.
Final progress fee of ICI for January 2021 has been revised to 1.three per cent from its provisional stage of 0.1 per cent.
The progress fee of ICI throughout April-March 2020-21 was (-) 6.5 per cent as in comparison with the corresponding interval of the final fiscal.
ICI measures mixed and particular person efficiency of manufacturing in chosen eight core industries specifically coal, crude oil, pure gasoline, refinery merchandise, fertilizers, metal, cement and electrical energy.
The eight core industries comprise 40.27 % of the burden of things included within the Index of Industrial Production (IIP).