New Delhi, Aug 31 - The growth in production in India's eight major industries accelerated during July when total output grew by 2.4% in comparison with a 0.8% marginal increase during the previous month, official data showed.
The Index of Eight Core Industries (ECI), representing the output of major industrial sectors like coal, steel, cement and electricity, grew by 3.1% in the corresponding month of the previous year.
"The combined Index of Eight Core Industries stands at 119.8 in July, 2017, which was 2.4% higher compared to the index of July, 2016. Its cumulative growth during April to July, 2017-18 was 2.5%," the Ministry of Commerce & Industry said in the summary of the ECI for July.
The ECI index carries 40.27% weightage of the Index of Industrial Production (IIP).