The data released by the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation suggests IIP for the mining, manufacturing, and electricity sectors for April stood at 108, 125.1, and 174, respectively. IIP rose a whopping 134.44 percent year-on-year to 126.6 in April due to a very low base in the same month last year. For April 2021, the quick estimates of IIP, with base 2011-12, stand at 126.6. IIP for the mining, manufacturing, and electricity sectors for April stood at 108, 125.1, and 174, respectively. The indices for consumer durables and consumer non-durables stood at 112.4 and 142.3, respectively, for April 2021.
The nationwide lockdown and other measures implemented to restrict the spread of Covid-19 from March-end led to most establishments not operating in April 2020 and consequently, there were many units that reported ‘Nil’ production, affecting comparison of the indices for April 2020 and April 2021, the ministry said. Along with the quick estimates of IIP for April 2021, the indices for March 2021 have also undergone the first revision and those for January 2021 have undergone the final revision in light of the updated data received from the source agencies, ministry said.