Food prices soar as August inflation rises to 6.1%
Sep 16 2013 , New Delhi
Government data on Monday showed a reading of 6.1 percent, higher than the 5.80 percent rate estimated by analysts in a Reuters poll. Food prices soared 18.18 percent.
The wholesale price index -- India's main inflation measure -- rose an annual 5.79 percent in July.
The reading for June was revised to 5.16 percent from 4.86 percent, data released by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry showed.