fell to a record low of 2.18% in May as prices of kitchen staples like vegetables and pulses declined sharply although there was a marginal spike in fruit rates.
Clothing, housing, fuel and light also saw lower inflation.
The CPI based retail inflation
stood was at 2.99% in April 2017. In May 2016, it was at 5.76%.
The overall food inflation was in negative territory at (-) 1.05% during the month.
Prices of vegetables declined by 13.44% and that of pulses and products by 19.45%.
Earlier this month, the Reserve Bank had maintained status quo on key lending rate (repo) citing risks to inflation.