Eight core sectors registered negative growth of 0.1 percent in March while production growth slowed down to 3.5 percent in 2014-15 against 4.2 previous in previous year, government data showed on Thursday.
The growth rate of eight of core industries rose to four-month high of 6.3 percent in October on the back of better output in coal, refinery products and electricity, a positive news ahead of the RBI's monetary policy review Tuesday.
Growth of eight core industries rose to 6.3 percent in October on the back of a strong production of coal, crude oil and petroleum products putting the cumulative growth during April-October, 2014-15 at 4.3 percent.
The eight core sector industries grew by 5.8 percent in the month of August on the back of a strong production of coal, steel, cement and electricity as compared to the 4.7 percent in the same month of last year.
After recording impressive performance in June, growth in eight core industries slowed down to 2.7 percent in July due to decline in production of crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilisers and steel.
Despite the 5.7 percent GDP growth in the first quarter of 2014-15, the eight core sector industries growth slowed to 2.7 percent in July, compared to the 5.3 percent growth in the same month in the previous year.