The federal government has held again the discharge of full knowledge of the Index of Industrial Manufacturing (IIP) for April, as was finished for a similar month final 12 months because of the COVID-19 lockdown. Final 12 months in June, the Nationwide Statistical Workplace (NSO) had held again the discharge of full IIP knowledge because of the impact of the nationwide lockdown on manufacturing facility output.
This 12 months too industrial manufacturing was hit on account of lockdown restrictions imposed by states to curb the second wave of the pandemic. In keeping with the partial knowledge launched on Friday by the NSO, the IIP (common index) stood at 126.6 factors in April this 12 months. The IIP was at 54 factors in April 2020 and 126.5 factors in April 2019. Industrial output had shrunk by 57.3 per cent in April 2020. As per the partial knowledge, IIP development works out to be 134 per cent in April 2021 over the identical month final 12 months, primarily because of the low base impact.
Nevertheless, industrial development was flat in April if we evaluate the IIP to that in the identical month of 2019. This means that the nascent financial restoration has been impacted by the second wave of the pandemic. In a press release, NSO stated, “It could be famous that the nationwide lockdown and different measures carried out to limit the unfold of Covid-19 pandemic from the tip of March 2020, had led to a majority of the institutions not working in April 2020 and consequently, there have been many items which reported ‘Nil’ manufacturing, affecting comparability of the indices for the months of April 2020 and April 2021.” The Centre had on March 25, 2020 enforced a nationwide lockdown to curb the unfold of COVID-19. The federal government began easing lockdown restrictions for some financial actions from April 20, 2020. This 12 months, the second wave of pandemic started in the course of April, which additionally affected manufacturing in factories on account of native restrictions imposed by states.
The NSO said that for the month of April 2021, the indices of commercial manufacturing for the mining, manufacturing and electrical energy sectors stood at 108, 125.1 and 174 factors, respectively. As per use-based classification, the indices have been at 126.7 for main items, 82.4 for capital items, 137.9 for intermediate items and 134.8 for infrastructure/ development items for April 2021. Additional, the indices for shopper durables and shopper non-durables have been at 112.4 and 142.3, respectively. The IIP had registered a development of 5.2 per cent in February final 12 months. It had shrunk by 18.7 per cent in March 2020.
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Story first revealed: Friday, June 11, 2021, 19:26 [IST]