India's March CPI inflation quickens to 8.31 pct

Reuters Posted online: Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 0000 hrs
New Delhi : 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.