India's March CPI inflation quickens to 8.31 pct

Written by Reuters | New Delhi | Updated: Apr 15 2014, 23:17pm hrs
CPIFood prices for consumers in March rose 9.10 per cent from a year earlier, faster than February's provisional 8.57 per cent rise. Reuters
India's annual consumer price inflation in March quickened to 8.31 per cent, driven by higher food prices, government data showed on Tuesday.

A poll had forecast retail inflation would edge up to 8.19 per cent from a 25-month low of 8.10 per cent in February.

Food prices for consumers in March rose 9.10 per cent from a year earlier, faster than February's provisional 8.57 per cent rise.