India’s August factory output expands by 6.4 percent

New Delhi: A rapid expansion in the manufacturing and mining sectors accelerated India’s factory output growth to 6.4 percent in August from a rise of 4.1 percent in the month before, official data showed on Monday.

The industrial output in the corresponding month of 2014 had inched up by 0.5 percent.

According to the Central Statistics Office (CSO), which released the data on the Index of Industrial Production (IIP), the country’s factory output during April-August period grew by 4.1 percent.