New Delhi: India's consumer food and beverage inflation quickened to 10.18% on-year in April, a comprehensive consumer price index (CPI) data released by the government showed Friday, from 8.22% recorded in March.
The price rise for food and beverage group in rural areas was 9.87% for the month, against 10.69% in urban areas, the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation said in a statement.
Consumer price-based vegetables inflation was 24.55% on-year in April, while fruits inflation was 2.76%, it said.
Fuel and light inflation was 11.4% in April, while clothing, bedding and footwear inflation was 11.95%.
India has been releasing the new CPI data since January 2011 with 2010 as the index base. However, the comparative figure for the previous year for computing inflation was not available in 2011.
CPI covers the retail prices in five main food groups, fuel, clothing, housing and education across rural and urban India collected from 310 towns and 1,181 villages.
India's wholesale food prices accelerated to 10.49% on-year in April, as compared to 9.94% in March, the government data shows.
India's whole price index (WPI)-based inflation accelerated to 7.23% on-year in April from the 6.89% yearly rise recorded in March, due to rise in prices of food articles and fuel and power.