NEW DELHI: Retail Inflation in India in February 2021: The retail inflation in India rose to 5.03 per cent in February this year from 4.06 per cent in January this year. The retail inflation in February last year was 6.58 per cent, as per data disclosed by the Central Government. Meanwhile, food inflation has gone up to 3.87 per cent in February, compared to 1.89 in January, the Central government’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) stated. The Central government data indicates higher food prices.Also Read - Tomato Prices Touch Rs 80 Per KG, Lemons Being Sold At Rs 250 in Delhi | Here’s Why Vegetable Prices Skyrocket

The rate of price rise in the food basket accelerated to 3.87 per cent in February, as against 1.89 per cent in the preceding month, as per data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO). Inflation in ‘fuel and light’ category remained elevated at 3.53 per cent during the month vis-a-vis 3.87 per cent in January. The Reserve Bank, which mainly factors in the retail inflation while arriving at its monetary policy, has been asked to keep CPI inflation at 4 per cent with a margin of 2 per cent on either side, as per a PTI report. Also Read - India’s Retail Inflation Surges To 8-Year Record High Of 7.79% In April as Food, Fuel Prices Spike

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