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Slight recovery: Farm sector bounces back, inflation rises in Q1

Farmers could pin their hopes for a better future on the rising inflation rate in some crops at 5.9 per cent in the quarter under review

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Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
Growth in agriculture and allied activities recovered a bit to 2 per cent in the first quarter (Q1) of the current fiscal year (2019-20 or FY20) from 0.1 per cent contraction in the last quarter (Q4FY19).
 
But, in Q1FY19, the farm sector had grown 5.1 per cent.
 
Farmers, however, could pin their hopes for a better future on the rising inflation rate in some crops at 5.9 per cent in the quarter under review. In the year-ago period, the inflation rate was 1.7 per cent.
 
“Food inflation has been rising in some crops. This has improved the

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First Published: Aug 30 2019 | 9:53 PM IST

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