Inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for October was revised upwards to 10.17 percent from the preliminary estimate of 10.09 percent.
    
Vegetable prices rose 61.6 percent in November from a year earlier, compared with a 45.67 percent increase in the previous month, according to government data released today. Fruit prices rose 15 percent.
    
Pulses were dearer by 1.2 percent, cereals by 12.07 percent and milk products by 9.06 percent in November. The price rise of protein-rich items such as eggs, meat and fish was 11.96 percent.
    
Inflation in the food and beverages segment was 14.72 percent compared with 12.56 percent in the previous month.
    
Inflation, which was in double digits for several months until March, declined to 9.39 percent in April and came back to double digits in October.
    
The data showed that the provisional inflation rates for rural and urban areas for November were 11.74 percent and 10.5 percent, respectively.
    
For CPI inflation, price data are collected from select towns by the National Sample Survey Organisation and from certain villages by the Department of Posts.
    
Data on inflation based on the wholesale price index is scheduled to be released on Monday.    

The Reserve Bank, scheduled to announce its monetary policy review on December 18, hiked the key lending rate by 0.25 percent at each of its previous two policy reviews to contain inflation.
    
RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said the central bank will look into all economic data while deciding on the policy rate.

(Agencies)

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