INDIA’S INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Economy)

News-CRUX-10     13th December 2023        
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Context: Recently, India's industrial production reached a 16-month high in October, benefiting from a favorable base effect.


India's Industrial Production

  • About: IIP is an indicator that measures the changes in the volume of production of industrial products during a given period.
  • Published by: National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.

oIt is a composite indicator that measures the growth rate of industry groups classified under:

  • Broad Sectors: Mining, Manufacturing, and Electricity.
  • Use-based sectors: Basic Goods, Capital Goods, and Intermediate Goods.
  • Base Year: 2011-2012.
  • Significance of IIP: It is used by government agencies including the Ministry of Finance, the Reserve Bank of India, etc, for policy-making purposes.
  • IIP remains extremely relevant for the calculation of the quarterly and advance GDP (Gross Domestic Product) estimates.
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