The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) based inflation was at 2.93 per cent in February. It was 2.74 per cent in March 2018.
Vegetables inflation was at 28.13 per cent in March, up from 6.82 per cent in the previous month. However, inflation in potato cooled substantially to 1.30 per cent, from 23.40 per cent in February.
Inflation in food articles basket was 5.68 per cent during March.
Inflation in 'Fuel and power' category also spiked to 5.41 per cent, from 2.23 per cent in February.
The Reserve Bank, which mainly factors in retail inflation for monetary policy decision, had earlier this month cut interest rates by 0.25 per cent.
Retail inflation accelerated to 2.86 per cent in March from 2.57 per cent a month ago, data released last week showed.
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