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WPI Food Index increased from 5.52 pc in April to 7.40 pc in May

Wholesale food prices have skyrocketed month-on-month in May, with official data showing that the Whole Price Index for food rising from 5.52 per cent in April to 7.40 per cent in May. In the food basket, cereals, paddy, pulses, vegetables, potato, onion, fruits, all spiked. The overall wholesale inflation in India, based on the Wholesale Price Index rose to 2.61 per cent in May versus 1.26 reported in April, official data from the Commerce Ministry showed. Thus, it remained in positive terri...

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