The industrial production and Balance of Payments (BoP), along with the GDP numbers of first quarter of 2015-16 point towards "steady improvement" in the economy, the ministry said in a release.
The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) grew at 4.2 percent in July 2015 against just 0.9 percent expansion in July 2014.
In the first four months of 2015-16, the manufacturing sector output has risen by 4 percent in 2015-16 as compared to 2.8 percent in the similar period of last fiscal.
"IIP at 4.2 percent for July 2015 is the second successive month of over 4 percent growth : manufacturing sector is slowly emerging as a leader of industrial growth increasing by 4.7 percent," the Finance Ministry said.
Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das said improvement in IIP data for July is in line with steady improvement in the economic growth.
"July IIP data consistent with steady improvement in GDP numbers," Das tweeted.
The IIP data for capital goods and manufacturing sectors are "noteworthy", Das tweeted further.
On the BoP data released by the RBI, the Ministry said BoP position continues to be comfortable on a sustainable basis with a lower current account deficit at 1.2 percent of GDP in the first quarter of 2015-16 as against 1.6 percent of GDP in April-June 2014-15.
"Our robust external sector has facilitated the lower depreciation of the Indian Rupee vis-a-vis currencies of other major EMEs (Emerging Market Economies) in the recent bouts of global financial volatility.
"The industrial production and BoP data released today, along with the Q1 2015-16 GDP numbers point towards steady improvement in the Indian economy," the Ministry said.
The GDP grew at 7 percent in the April-June quarter, up from 6.7 percent recorded in the year-ago period.

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