New Delhi, May 13 : Retail inflation rose to six-month high at 2.92 per cent in April, 2019, the Government announced on Monday.
The CPI inflation in March this year was revised at 2.86 per cent, according to the data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) here.
The food inflation stood at 1.10 per cent in March this year against 0.80 per cent in the previous month of March 2019.
Rural inflation also grew to 1.87 per cent in April from 1.80 per cent in March 2019 while the urban inflation was recorded at 4.23 per cent in this month in compared to 4.10 per cent in March 2019.
The Finance Ministry said clothing and footwear inflation was at 2.01 per cent compared to 2.59 per cent in March. Fuel and light inflation, however, rose to 2.56 per cent in April 2019 against 2.42 per cent in March 2019.
Housing inflation lowered to 4.76 per cent in April against 4.93 per cent in March.
Inflation in the households goods and services declined to 5.05 per cent compared to 6.05 per cent in March this year.
Pan and tobacco inflation stood at 4.27 per cent in April 2019 followed by health inflation 8.43 per cent and education inflation 6.93 per cent, the Ministry said.