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The inflation based on Consumer Price Index (CPI), a key data factored in by the RBI to arrive at interest rate, was 4.44 per cent in February.
However, the March 2018 inflation is higher than 3.89 per cent recorded in the same month last year.
The rate of price rise in the protein rich items like eggs, milk and other products too moderated in March as against the previous month.
However, inflation in fruits basket was higher.
The CSO data further revealed that inflation in the fuel and light segment also came in lower at 5.73 per cent month-on-month basis.
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