According to the data on official wholesale prices index released by the commerce and industry ministry, the indices for both the major groups of primary articles and manufactured products registered a decline of 0.36 percent and 1.67 percent, respectively, during the month under review.

The index for the sub-category of food articles, though, was up 2.44 percent during the year.

In the past month alone, prices for urad dal rose 17 percent, arhar 12 percent, gram 7 percent and moong 6 percent.


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