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India's agriculture growth slips to 4.5% in Q4 on higher base

For 2017-18, overall full year, growth in agriculture and allied activities was estimated at 3.4 per cent as against 6.3 per cent clocked in 2016-17

Sanjeeb Mukherjee  |  New Delhi 

India’s agriculture growth in the January to March quarter of 2017-18 dipped to 4.5 per cent as compared to 7.1 per cent in the same period last year despite a bumper production largely because of higher base.

Though, the 4.5 per cent growth in agriculture and allied activities clocked during the fourth quarter of 2017-18 was highest in the year, but it wasn’t good enough to pull overall farm sector growth to over 4 per cent in 2017-18 full year. For 2017-18, overall full year, growth in agriculture and allied activities was estimated at 3.4 per cent as against 6.3 ...

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First Published: Thu, May 31 2018. 22:51 IST
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