Six core sectors grew 5.1 pc in April

However on a monthly basis, the key sectors — crude, petroleum refinery products, coal, electricity, cement and finished steel — showed a decline in growth as they had expanded by 7.2 per cent in March 2010.

For the financial year 2009-10, the six core sectors, which have 26.7 per cent combined weightage on the the overall industrial production, registered a growth 5.5 per cent against 3 per cent in the same period last year.

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