The country registered a growth rate of 8 percent in 2009-10 compared to 6.8 percent last year. According to the latest Government estimates the high GDP rate is attributed to growth in transport, storage and communication along with financing, insurance and personal services. The Per Capita Income also registered an increase of 14.5 percent.

The index of six core industries also grew by 0.6 percent in April to December. The Index registered a provisional growth of 5.3 percent during April to December against 4.7 percent in the corresponding period in the previous year.

The six core industries include crude oil, petroleum refinery products, coal, electricity, cement and finished carbon steel. They together constitute over 26 percent of the total Index of Industrial Production.

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