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India’s retail inflation also rises to touch 5.41 percent


New Delhi: India’s retail inflation also firmed up in November to 5.41 percent from 5.0 percent in the month before, as in the case with the wholesale prices, ue largely to food items like pulses, official data showed on Monday.

Data on consumer price index (CPI) released by the Central Statistics Office here, showed that the retail inflation for rural areas was much higher at 5.95 as against 4.71 percent in urban India. For pulses, the combined inflation rate was a whopping 46.08 percent.