SOCIO-ECONOMIC VOICES

"Much More Evolved Indigenous Defence Industry is Needed to Protect India's Sovereignty and Tackle Challenges"
-Dr. Hindol Sengupta,Vice President & Head of Research, Invest India
"As Financial Systems Get More Complex & Digitised, Imparting Financial Education at Grassroot Level is The Need of The Hour"

Intro: This week in our Socio Economic Voices column, we have Dr Hindol Sengupta, Vice President and Head of Research, Invest India who in his personal capacity chose to answer some straight questions on the national and global policies that India must improvise upon or adopt during the current scenario, for the betterment of the masses. Let's take a read of the interaction done with Senior Journalist Mahima Sharma via whom he informs the masses to be quite careful while investing into cryptocurrencies.

MS: What kind of national and global investments should India be looking at in the next five years to stay consistent on the path of post-pandemic economic recovery? In which all sectors in India needs more investment from national as well as foreign investors and why?

HS: During the pandemic India took very significant steps to boost manufacturing (through the production-linked incentive schemes) and deepen its process of digitisation. These are unlocking value across the board whether in the growing number of start-ups (and among them unicorns which hit 100), or rapid expansion of manufacturing across the board. India’s exports and FDI (foreign direct investment) have hit new milestones. I believe these two ingredients - digitisation and manufacturing would be the key areas where investments will grow rapidly. Whether it is in digital education or health, or tech-enabled manufacturing, India is going to gain very significantly as the world looks for stronger, more resilient supply chains after the pandemic. Some of us have been writing regularly that the World Economic Forum’s ‘digital FDI’ model is particularly relevant for India and the country’s deep digitisation process is unearthing great value in many areas. Additionally as India pushes towards greater sustainability goals, investments will also come in renewable energy, mobility and other such areas.

MS: Amid tensions between Russia-Ukraine creating a ripple effect globally, what kind of Investments must India be looking at to strengthen not just its Economy but also its Defence Sector?

HS: This is not about a war or any threat alone - there is a much bigger picture. As a rising power, India needs a much more evolved indigenous defence industry which can protect its sovereignty and tackle any challenges. An indigenous defence industry is a fundamental need for India today and this is why the country is rapidly moving to ensure that more and more of the armaments it needs are produced at home. Any investments coming in would be aligned to this broader, strategic goal.

MS: In one of your articles, you recently said: "India has already seen a considerable depletion of its foreign reserves due to rising energy prices triggered by the war in Ukraine. Any technological disruption would be equally debilitating." Thus, what kind of pre-emptive investment strategies and execution of plans would you suggest to avoid any deeper crisis?

HS: India is not only working to secure its energy pipeline and its reserves but even more importantly it is pushing consistently to change its energy mix and move more aggressively towards fossil fuels. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has consistently championed the cause of renewable energy and India is following one of the most aggressive targets in the world to achieve its sustainability goals.

MS: The Indian Healthcare market is expected to reach $190 bn by 2020; $372bn by 2022 at a CAGR of 39%. But the urban-rural healthcare divide is still extremely wide (considering what we all saw during the COVID19 wave in 2019)? What kind of strategic investments and timely plans' execution are further needed to bridge this divide faster?

HS: Digital health is a critical idea in this space. The use of digital technologies to fasttrack health solutions especially in logistically difficult areas is an idea whose time has come. Already investments in digital health and allied services are pouring in and more are expected in coming years as India’s digital health programme strengthens along with the digital health id architecture.

MS: Crypto investments and future of the Indian Economy - your take on the same?

HS: This is too early to comment on. In an allied way, blockchain could be used successfully in streamlining things like land transactions in India. Such use could be of great importance in promoting higher ease of living and reducing graft.

MS: A certain news report asserts that due to rising inflation, India leads in the total number of first-time crypto investors in the first quarter of 2022. Though the law towards secure investments in Crypto Investments is yet to be formulated in India, the citizens have to pay tax towards their earnings from the same. In absence of this safety net, what’s your advice/words of caution to the Indian citizens regarding investments in Crypt Currency?

HS: My suggestion on this is the same as almost every serious expert - this is a nascent technology and field, and therefore needs a lot of care before people invest in it. The regulation around it is uncertain in many parts of the world and people learn about its pitfalls such as they are in great detail before rushing into investing money in it.

MS: As per Invest India's latest figures, the country has the highest FinTech adoption rate globally of 87% which is significantly higher than the global average rate of 64%. But then the Indian youth and women are far away from basic financial education in terms of managing their lives in an independent and a better way. What kind of Educational Investments and Planning needs to come into action to upgrade the New Education Policy that includes financial education at grass-root levels for all?

HS: Financial literacy should increasingly be a fundamental pillar of basic education. How to use money better is a life lesson. This should be imparted early and frequently. As financial systems get more complex and digitised, and easy to use, the more it becomes important that people understand these systems and understand financial risks. It is easier to invest in the stock markets than ever before - which can be empowering if people are empowered with knowledge on how to use the markets to help their financial decisions and planning. Therefore thinking about financial education at the very basic or grassroot level is absolutely critical. The time to implement this is now.

MS: Higher Fuel Charges are eroding profitability in the recovering aviation sector of India. The fare hike is inevitable. What is - your take on it - how must the aviation sector move ahead so that the domestic flyer doesn't get pinched harder?

HS: This is a short-time issue created by the conflict in Ukraine and should be seen as a short term issue. It is causing price pressures but these shall ease as the conflict reduces (it cannot carry on indefinitely). There are experiments happening in sustainable fuels even in aviation (including electric planes) and these kinds of research and experiments should be embraced in India.

MS: Rising fuel prices, EVs (Electric Vehicles) still a far-realised dream and CNG vehicle’s prices shooting up. Overall, sustainable development is a huge task; it cannot be achieved alone. Thus, what kind of joint strategies India needs at Government and Citizen levels to walk hand-in-hand towards tackling a safer environment situation amid rising pollution levels?

HS: Two words - embrace sustainability.

About Dr Hindol Sengupta

Dr. Hindol Sengupta is the Vice President & Head of Research, Invest India. He is also an award-winning historian and author of 10 books. He has been a Chevening Scholar at Worcester College, Oxford, and a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University. He is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. Views expressed by him in this interview are his personal and do not represent those from Invest India.

About the Interviewer

Mahima Sharma is a Senior Journalist based in Delhi NCR. She has been in the field of TV, Print & Online Journalism since 2005 and previously an additional three years in the allied media. In her span of work she has been associated with CNN-News18, ANI - Asian News International (A collaboration with Reuters), Voice of India, Hindustan Times and various other top media brands of their times. In recent times, she has diversified her work as a Digital Media Marketing Consultant & Content Strategist as well. Since March 2022, she is also an Entrepreneurship Education Mentor at Women Will - An Entrepreneurship Program by Google in Collaboration with SHEROES. Mahima can be reached at media@indiastat.com

Disclaimer : The opinions expressed within this interview are the personal opinions of the interviewee. The facts and opinions appearing in the answers do not reflect the views of Indiastat or the interviewer. Indiastat does not hold any responsibility or liability for the same.

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Key Economic Indicators of India
(Week ending Saturday 14thMay, 2022)

This section gives information about Key Economic Indicators in the country, with weekly updates.

Indicator Current Year Ago
INFLATION
All Commodities 15.08 10.74

Inflation YoY (In %), Based on WPI (2011-12=100)

Current :For the month of April, 2022 (15.08)
Previous : For the month of March, 2022 (14.55)
Year Ago : For the month of April, 2021 (10.74)

Primary Articles 15.45 9.94

Inflation YoY (In %), Based on WPI (2011-12=100)

Current :For the month of April, 2022 (15.45)
Previous : For the month of March, 2022 (15.54)
Year Ago : For the month of April, 2021 (9.94)

Food Articles 8.35 4.6

Inflation YoY (In %), Based on WPI (2011-12=100)

Current :For the month of April, 2022 (8.35)
Previous : For the month of March, 2022 (8.06)
Year Ago : For the month of April, 2021 (4.60)

Non-Food Articles 23.81 15.58

Inflation YoY (In %), Based on WPI (2011-12=100)

Current :For the month of April, 2022 (23.81)
Previous : For the month of March, 2022 (25.41)
Year Ago : For the month of April, 2021 (15.58)

Minerals 21.03 20.64

Inflation YoY (In %), Based on WPI (2011-12=100)

Current :For the month of April, 2022 (21.03)
Previous : For the month of March, 2022 (19.46)
Year Ago : For the month of April, 2021 (20.64)

Fuel & Power 38.66 21.27

Inflation YoY (In %), Based on WPI (2011-12=100)

Current :For the month of April, 2022 (38.66)
Previous : For the month of March, 2022 (34.52)
Year Ago : For the month of April, 2021 (21.27)

Manufactured Products 10.85 9.44

Inflation YoY (In %), Based on WPI (2011-12=100)

Current :For the month of April, 2022 (10.85)
Previous : For the month of March, 2022 (10.71)
Year Ago : For the month of April, 2021 (9.44)

Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas 56.06 -22.36

Inflation YoY (In %) Based on WPI (2011-12=100)

Current :For the month of May, 2021 (56.06)
Previous : For the month of April, 2021 (79.56)
Year Ago : For the month of June, 2020 (-22.36)

Consumer Price Indices (CPI) 7.79 4.23

Consumer Price Indices (CPI) Inflation (In %) on Base : 2012=100

Current :For the month of April, 2022 (7.79)
Previous : For the month of March, 2022 (6.95)
Year Ago : For the month of April, 2021 (4.23)

NATIONAL INCOME
GVA at Basic Price 4.74 2.09

Gross Value Added Growth Rate (In %) At Constant 2011-12 Prices

Current :03rd Quarter October-December 2021 (2021-2022) (4.74)
Previous : 02nd Quarter July-September 2021 (2021-2022) (8.38)
Year Ago : 03rd Quarter October-December 2020 (2020-2021) (2.09)

Per Capita Income on NNI 93973 94566

In Rs. (At Constant 2011-12 Prices)

Current :For the year 2021-2022 (93973)
Previous : For the year 2020-2021 (86659)
Year Ago : For the year 2019-2020 (94566)

GDP
GDP 5.4 0.74

Gross Domestic Product Growth Rate (In %) Estimates of GDP at Constant 2011-12 Prices

Current :03rd Quarter October-December 2021 (2021-2022) (5.40)
Previous : 02nd Quarter July-September 2021 (2021-2022) (8.48)
Year Ago : 03rd Quarter October-December 2020 (2020-2021) (0.74)

GDP from Agriculture 2.59 4.09

Growth Rate (In %) Estimates of GDP at Factor Cost- At Constant 2011-12 Prices

Current :03rd Quarter October-December 2021 (2021-2022) (2.59)
Previous : 02nd Quarter July-September 2021 (2021-2022) (3.70)
Year Ago : 03rd Quarter October-December 2020 (2020-2021) (4.09)

GDP from Industry 0.23 6.29

Growth Rate (In %) Estimates of GDP at Factor Cost- At Constant 2011-12 Prices

Current :03rd Quarter October-December 2021 (2021-2022) (0.23)
Previous : 02nd Quarter July-September 2021 (2021-2022) (6.97)
Year Ago : 03rd Quarter October-December 2020 (2020-2021) (6.29)

GDP from Services 8.21 -0.95

Growth Rate (In %) Estimates of GDP at Factor Cost- At Constant 2011-12 Prices

Current :03rd Quarter October-December 2021 (2021-2022) (8.21)
Previous : 02nd Quarter July-September 2021 (2021-2022) (10.23)
Year Ago : 03rd Quarter October-December 2020 (2020-2021) (-0.95)

GDP Annual Growth Rate 9.2 4.2

Growth Rate (In %) Estimates of GDP at Factor Cost- At Constant 2011-12 Prices

Current :For the 2021-2022 (9.20)
Previous : For the 2020-2021 (-7.3)
Year Ago : For the 2019-2020 (4.20)

GST
Gross Collections 167540 141384

(Figures in Rs. in Crore)

Current :As on 30th April 2022 (167540)
Previous : As on 31st March 2022 (142095)
Year Ago : As on 30th April 2021 (141384)

Returns Filed 106 92

(In Lakh Nos.)

Current :As on 30th Aptil, 2022 (106.00)
Previous : As on 31st January, 2022 (105.00)
Year Ago : As on 30th April, 2021 (92.00)

Public Finance
Total Receipts -44236 129782

(GoI Union Govt. Accounts Monthly Trend Revenue Receipts Rs. in Crore)

Current :For the month of February, 2022 (-44236)
Previous : For the month of January, 2022 (109824)
Year Ago : For the month of February, 2021 (129782)

Total Expenditure 334491 301325

(GoI Union Govt. Accounts Monthly Trend Total Expenditure Rs. in Crore)

Current :For the month of February, 2022 (334491)
Previous : For the month of January, 2022 (288326)
Year Ago : For the month of February, 2021 (301325)

Fiscal Deficit 378727 171543

(GoI, Union Govt. Accounts, Monthly Trend, Fiscal Deficit, Rs. in Crore)

Current :For the month of February, 2022 (378727)
Previous : For the month of January, 2022 (178502)
Year Ago : For the month of February, 2021 (171543)

FOREIGN TRADE & INVESTMENT
Export 40.19 30.75

(US $ Billion)

Current :For the month of April, 2022 (40.19)
Previous : For the month of March, 2022 (42.22)
Year Ago : For the month of April, 2021 (30.75)

Import 60.3 46.04

(US $ Billion)

Current :For the month of April, 2022 (60.30)
Previous : For the month of March, 2022 (60.74)
Year Ago : For the month of April, 2021 (46.04)

Trade Balance -20.11 -15.29

(US $ Billion)

Current :For the month of April, 2022 (-20.11)
Previous : For the month of March, 2022 (-18.51)
Year Ago : For the month of April, 2021 (-15.29)

FDI Inflow -1.22 2.3

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Inflows (US $ Billion)

Current :For the month of February, 2022 (-1.22)
Previous : For the month of January, 2022 (0.90)
Year Ago : For the month of February, 2021 (2.30)

NRI Investment 139.59 142.35

US $ Billion

Current :For the month of February, 2022 (139.59)
Previous : For the month of January, 2022 (140.49)
Year Ago : For the month of February, 2021 (142.35)

FPI Investment -22688.37 -8835.9

Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPI) (Rs. in Crore)

Current :For the month of April, 2022 (-22688.37)
Previous : For the month of March, 2022 (-50067.58)
Year Ago : For the month of April, 2021 (-8835.90)

Forex Reserves 617.65 579.29

(US $ Billion)

Current :As on 25th March, 2022 (617.65)
Previous : As on 25th February, 2022 (631.53)
Year Ago : As on 26th March, 2021 (579.29)

Balance of Payment (BoP)
Credit 404.6 296.18

US $ Billion

Current :2nd Quarter July-September 2021 (2021-2022) (404.60)
Previous : 1st Quarter April-June 2021 (2021-2022) (335.30)
Year Ago : 2nd Quarter July-September 2020 (2020-2021) (296.18)

Debit 373.41 264.61

US $ Billion

Current :2nd Quarter July-September 2021 (2021-2022) (373.41)
Previous : 1st Quarter April-June 2021 (2021-2022) (303.43)
Year Ago : 2nd Quarter July-September 2020 (2020-2021) (264.61)

Net 31.19 31.57

US $ Billion

Current :2nd Quarter July-September 2021 (2021-2022) (31.19)
Previous : 1st Quarter April-June 2021 (2021-2022) (31.87)
Year Ago : 2nd Quarter July-September 2020 (2020-2021) (31.57)

EXCHANGE RATES
Rs. Per 1 USD 77.7 72.97

Current :As on 19th May, 2022 (77.70)
Previous : As on 19th April, 2022 (76.28)
Year Ago : As on 19th May, 2021 (72.97)

Rs. Per 1 GBP 95.94 103.5

Current :As on 19th May, 2022 (95.94)
Previous : As on 19th April, 2022 (99.14)
Year Ago : As on 19th May, 2021 (103.50)

Rs. Per 1 EURO 81.43 89.32

Current :As on 19th May, 2022 (81.43)
Previous : As on 19th April, 2022 (82.17)
Year Ago : As on 19th May, 2021 (89.32)

Rs. Per 100 YEN 60.45 66.95

Current :As on 19th May, 2022 (60.45)
Previous : As on 19th April, 2022 (59.48)
Year Ago : As on 19th May, 2021 (66.95)

BULLION RATES
Standard Gold 50297 0

(Rs. per 10 Grams)

Current :As on 18th May, 2022 (50297)
Previous : As on 18th April, 2022 (53603)
Year Ago : -

Silver 60961 0

(Rs. per Kilogram)

Current :As on 18th May, 2022 (60961)
Previous : As on 18th April, 2022 (70109)
Year Ago : -

CAPITAL MARKET
BSE Sensex 54208.53 50193.33

Current :As on 18th May, 2022 (54208.53)
Previous : As on 18th April, 2022 (57166.74)
Year Ago : As on 18th May, 2021 (50193.33)

NSE Nifty 16240.3 15108.1

(S&P CNX Nifty)

Current :As on 18th May, 2022 (16240.30)
Previous : As on 18th April, 2022 (17173.65)
Year Ago : As on 18th May, 2021 (15108.10)

INSURANCE
Gross Direct Premium Underwritten by Non-Life Insurers 21326.58 17251.1

(Rs. in Crore)

Current :For the month of April, 2022 (21326.58)
Previous : For the month of March, 2022 (21591.50)
Year Ago : For the month of April, 2021 (17251.10)

First Year Premium of Life Insurers
Premium 17939.62 9738.79

(Rs. in Crore)

Current :For the month of April, 2022 (17939.62)
Previous : For the month of March, 2022 (59608.98)
Year Ago : For the month of April, 2021 (9738.79)

Policies/Schemes 13.21 9.97

(In Lakh Nos.)

Current :For the month of April, 2022 (13.21)
Previous : For the month of March, 2022 (60.36)
Year Ago : For the month of April, 2021 (9.97)

Lives Covered under Group Schemes 124.02 130.05

(In Lakh Nos.)

Current :For the month of April, 2022 (124.02)
Previous : For the month of March, 2022 (376.54)
Year Ago : For the month of April, 2021 (130.05)

INDEX OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION (IIP)
Sectoral
General 1.9 24.2

Growth Rates (In %) (Base : 2011-12=100)

Current :For the month of March, 2022 (1.90)
Previous : For the month of February, 2022 (1.70)
Year Ago : For the month of March, 2021 (24.20)

Mining 4 6.1

Growth Rates (In %) (Base : 2011-12=100)

Current :For the month of March, 2022 (4.00)
Previous : For the month of February, 2022 (4.50)
Year Ago : For the month of March, 2021 (6.10)

Manufacturing 0.9 28.4

Growth Rates (In %) (Base : 2011-12=100)

Current :For the month of March, 2022 (0.90)
Previous : For the month of February, 2022 (0.80)
Year Ago : For the month of March, 2021 (28.40)

Electricity 6.1 22.5

Growth Rates (In %) (Base : 2011-12=100)

Current :For the month of March, 2022 (6.10)
Previous : For the month of February, 2022 (4.50)
Year Ago : For the month of March, 2021 (22.50)

Use-Based
Primary Goods 5.7 7.9

Growth Rates (In %) (Base : 2011-12=100)

Current :For the month of March, 2022 (5.70)
Previous : For the month of February, 2022 (4.60)
Year Ago : For the month of March, 2021 (7.90)

Capital Goods 0.7 50.4

Growth Rates (In %) (Base : 2011-12=100)

Current :For the month of March, 2022 (0.70)
Previous : For the month of February, 2022 (1.10)
Year Ago : For the month of March, 2021 (50.40)

Intermediate Goods 0.6 22.4

Growth Rates (In %) (Base : 2011-12=100)

Current :For the month of March, 2022 (0.60)
Previous : For the month of February, 2022 (4.30)
Year Ago : For the month of March, 2021 (22.40)

Infrastructure / Construction Goods 7.3 35.1

Growth Rates (In %) (Base : 2011-12=100)

Current :For the month of March, 2022 (7.30)
Previous : For the month of February, 2022 (9.40)
Year Ago : For the month of March, 2021 (35.10)

Consumer Durables -3.2 59.9

Growth Rates (In %) (Base : 2011-12=100)

Current :For the month of March, 2022 (-3.20)
Previous : For the month of February, 2022 (-8.20)
Year Ago : For the month of March, 2021 (59.90)

Consumer Non-Durables -5 29.2

Growth Rates (In %) (Base : 2011-12=100)

Current :For the month of March, 2022 (-5.00)
Previous : For the month of February, 2022 (-5.50)
Year Ago : For the month of March, 2021 (29.20)

INDEX OF EIGHT CORE INDUSTRIES
Overall Index 4.33 12.58

Growth Rates (In %) (Base : 2011-12=100)

Current :For the month of March, 2022 (4.33)
Previous : For the month of February, 2022 (5.98)
Year Ago : For the month of March, 2021 (12.58)

Coal -0.13 0.27

Growth Rates (In %) (Base : 2011-12=100)

Current :For the month of March, 2022 (-0.13)
Previous : For the month of February, 2022 (6.77)
Year Ago : For the month of March, 2021 (0.27)

Crude Oil -3.37 -3.09

Growth Rates (In %) (Base : 2011-12=100)

Current :For the month of March, 2022 (-3.37)
Previous : For the month of February, 2022 (-2.17)
Year Ago : For the month of March, 2021 (-3.09)

Natural Gas 7.6 12.34

Growth Rates (In %) (Base : 2011-12=100)

Current :For the month of March, 2022 (7.60)
Previous : For the month of February, 2022 (12.53)
Year Ago : For the month of March, 2021 (12.34)

Refinery Products 6.16 -0.66

Growth Rates (In %) (Base : 2011-12=100)

Current :For the month of March, 2022 (6.16)
Previous : For the month of February, 2022 (8.81)
Year Ago : For the month of March, 2021 (-0.66)

Fertilizers 15.29 -5.02

Growth Rates (In %) (Base : 2011-12=100)

Current :For the month of March, 2022 (15.29)
Previous : For the month of February, 2022 (-1.39)
Year Ago : For the month of March, 2021 (-5.02)

Steel 3.66 31.46

Growth Rates (In %) (Base : 2011-12=100)

Current :For the month of March, 2022 (3.66)
Previous : For the month of February, 2022 (5.85)
Year Ago : For the month of March, 2021 (31.46)

Cement 8.81 40.63

Growth Rates (In %) (Base : 2011-12=100)

Current :For the month of March, 2022 (8.81)
Previous : For the month of February, 2022 (4.99)
Year Ago : For the month of March, 2021 (40.63)

Electricity 4.9 22.5

Growth Rates (In %) (Base : 2011-12=100)

Current :For the month of March, 2022 (4.90)
Previous : For the month of February, 2022 (4.51)
Year Ago : For the month of March, 2021 (22.50)

TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Telephone Subscribers 1187.9 1180.84

(Total Wireless+Wireline Telephone Subscribers in Million)

Current :As on 28th February, 2021 (1187.90)
Previous : As on 31st January, 2021 (1179.49)
Year Ago : As on 29th February, 2020 (1180.84)

FTTH Connections 5.1 0

(In Lakh Nos.)

Current :As on 14th June, 2021 (5.10)
Previous :
Year Ago :

Dark Fibre 26610.76 0

(In Km)

Current :As on 14th June, 2021 (26610.76)
Previous :
Year Ago :

Active Users (Wi-Fi/FTTH) 15.72 0

(In Lakh Nos.)

Current :As on 14th June, 2021 (15.72)
Previous :
Year Ago :

Broadband Subscribers
Wireless Subscribers 742.84 662.04

(In Million)

Current :As on 28th February, 2021 (742.84)
Previous : As on 31st January, 2021 (734.94)
Year Ago : As on 29th February, 2020 (662.04)

Total Broadband Subscribers 765.09 681.11

(In Million)

Current :As on 28th February, 2021 (1187.90)
Previous : As on 31st January, 2021 (1179.49)
Year Ago : As on 29th February, 2020 (1180.84)

Wireline Subscribers 22.26 19.07

(In Million)

Current :As on 28th February, 2021 (22.26)
Previous : As on 31st January, 2021 (22.67)
Year Ago : As on 29th February, 2020 (19.07)

Telephone Subscribers
Overall Tele-density 84.88 88.17

(In %age)

Current :As on 31st March, 2022 (84.88)
Previous : As on 28th February, 2022 (84.88)
Year Ago : As on 31st March, 2021 (88.17)

BharatNet
Wi-Fi Hotspot Installed (GPs) 1.04 0

(In Lakh Nos.)

Current :As on 11th October, 2021 (1.04)
Previous :
Year Ago :

ENERGY GENERATION
Bhutan Import 146.6 258

(GWH)

Current :For the month of April, 2021 (146.60)
Previous : For the month of March, 2021 (128.70)
Year Ago : For the month of April, 2020 (258.00)

Plant Load Factor (PLF)
Thermal 66.56 66.56

(In %)

Current :For the month of April, 2021 (66.56)
Previous : For the month of March, 2021 (66.64)
Year Ago : For the month of April, 2020 (66.56)

Nuclear 68.91 68.91

(In %)

Current :For the month of April, 2021 (68.91)
Previous : For the month of March, 2021 (62.67)
Year Ago : For the month of April, 2020 (68.91)

Total Energy Generation 127129.4 115473.27

(GWH)

Current :For the month of April, 2022 (127129.40)
Previous : For the month of March, 2022 (123920.88)
Year Ago : For the month of April, 2021 (115473.27)

Thermal 111758.57 103697.39

(GWH)

Current :For the month of April, 2022 (111758.57)
Previous : For the month of March, 2022 (108761.15)
Year Ago : For the month of April, 2021 (103697.39)

Nuclear 3472.32 3363.72

(GWH)

Current :For the month of April, 2022 (3472.32)
Previous : For the month of March, 2022 (4406.57)
Year Ago : For the month of April, 2021 (3363.72)

Hydro 11497.25 8265.56

(GWH)

Current :For the month of April, 2022 (11497.25)
Previous : For the month of March, 2022 (10583.86)
Year Ago : For the month of April, 2021 (8265.56)

Renewable Energy Generation
Wind 4163.45 3734.38

(MU)

Current :For the month of April, 2022 (4163.45)
Previous : For the month of March, 2022 (4006.84)
Year Ago : For the month of April, 2021 (3734.38)

Solar 7588.34 6122.18

(MU)

Current :For the month of April, 2022 (7588.34)
Previous : For the month of March, 2022 (8338.23)
Year Ago : For the month of April, 2021 (6122.18)

PETROLEUM PRICES
Crude Oil Prices 102.79 63.4

Crude Oil Price (Indian Basket) ($/bbl.)

Current :For the month of April, 2022 (102.79)
Previous : For the month of March, 2022 (112.87)
Year Ago : For the month of April, 2021 (63.40)

Retail Selling Price (RSP) of Petrol (Rs./Litre)
Delhi 105.41 92.85

(Rs./Litre)

Current :As on 19th May, 2022 (105.41)
Previous : As on 19th April, 2022 (105.41)
Year Ago : As on 19th May, 2021 (92.85)

Mumbai 120.51 99.14

(Rs./Litre)

Current :As on 19th May, 2022 (120.51)
Previous : As on 19th April, 2022 (120.51)
Year Ago : As on 19th May, 2021 (99.14)

Chennai 110.85 94.54

(Rs./Litre)

Current :As on 19th May, 2022 (110.85)
Previous : As on 19th April, 2022 (110.85)
Year Ago : As on 19th May, 2021 (94.54)

Kolkata 115.12 92.92

(Rs./Litre)

Current :As on 19th May, 2022 (115.12)
Previous : As on 19th April, 2022 (115.12)
Year Ago : As on 19th May, 2021 (92.92)

Retail Selling Price (RSP) of Diesel (Rs./Litre)
Delhi 96.67 83.51

(Rs./Litre)

Current :As on 19th May, 2022 (96.67)
Previous : As on 19th April, 2022 (96.67)
Year Ago : As on 19th May, 2021 (83.51)

Mumbai 104.77 90.71

(Rs./Litre)

Current :As on 19th May, 2022 (104.77)
Previous : As on 19th April, 2022 (104.77)
Year Ago : As on 19th May, 2021 (90.71)

Chennai 100.94 88.34

(Rs./Litre)

Current :As on 19th May, 2022 (100.94)
Previous : As on 19th April, 2022 (100.94)
Year Ago : As on 19th May, 2021 (88.34)

Kolkata 99.83 86.35

(Rs./Litre)

Current :As on 19th May, 2022 (99.83)
Previous : As on 19th April, 2022 (99.83)
Year Ago : As on 19th May, 2021 (86.35)

RETAIL PRICE OF SELECTED FOOD COMMODITIES
Arhar (Split)
Delhi 97 105

(In Kg.)

Current :As on 13th May, 2022 (97)
Previous : As on 15th April, 2022 (96)
Year Ago : As on 11th May, 2021 (105)

Mumbai 104 112

(In Kg.)

Current :As on 13th May, 2022 (104)
Previous : As on 15th April, 2022 (108)
Year Ago : As on 14th May, 2021 (112)

Kolkata 110 120

(In Kg.)

Current :As on 13th May, 2022 (110)
Previous : As on 15th April, 2022 (110)
Year Ago : As on 14th May, 2021 (120)

Chennai 114 125

(In Kg.)

Current :As on 13th May, 2022 (114)
Previous : As on 15th April, 2022 (110)
Year Ago : As on 14th May, 2021 (125)

Masur (Split)
Delhi 86 74

(In Kg.)

Current :As on 13th May, 2022 (86)
Previous : As on 15th April, 2022 (86)
Year Ago : As on 11th May, 2021 (74)

Mumbai 100 84

(In Kg.)

Current :As on 13th May, 2022 (100)
Previous : As on 15th April, 2022 (98)
Year Ago : As on 14th May, 2021 (84)

Kolkata 100 115

(In Kg.)

Current :As on 13th May, 2022 (100)
Previous : As on 15th April, 2022 (100)
Year Ago : As on 14th May, 2021 (115)

Chennai 106 90

(In Kg.)

Current :As on 13th May, 2022 (106)
Previous : As on 15th April, 2022 (100)
Year Ago : As on 14th May, 2021 (90)

Mustard Oil
Delhi 175 170

(In Kg/Litre)

Current :As on 13th May, 2022 (175)
Previous : As on 15th April, 2022 (175)
Year Ago : As on 11th May, 2021 (170)

Mumbai 200 180

(In Kg/Litre)

Current :As on 13th May, 2022 (200)
Previous : As on 15th April, 2022 (186)
Year Ago : As on 14th May, 2021 (180)

Kolkata 190 190

(In Kg/Litre)

Current :As on 13th May, 2022 (190)
Previous : As on 15th April, 2022 (190)
Year Ago : As on 14th May, 2021 (190)

Chennai 240 175

(In Kg/Litre)

Current :As on 13th May, 2022 (240)
Previous : As on 15th April, 2022 (230)
Year Ago : As on 14th May, 2021 (175)

Onion
Delhi 25 20

(In Kg.)

Current :As on 13th May, 2022 (25)
Previous : As on 15th April, 2022 (20)
Year Ago : As on 11th June, 2021 (20)

Mumbai 20 20

(In Kg.)

Current :As on 13th May, 2022 (20)
Previous : As on 15th April, 2022 (20)
Year Ago : As on 14th May, 2021 (20)

Kolkata 25 28

(In Kg.)

Current :As on 13th May, 2022 (25)
Previous : As on 15th April, 2022 (25)
Year Ago : As on 14th May, 2021 (28)

Chennai 25 22

(In Kg.)

Current :As on 13th April, 2022 (25)
Previous : As on 15th March, 2022 (22)
Year Ago : As on 14th April, 2021 (22)

Potato
Delhi 30 15

(In Kg.)

Current :As on 13th May, 2022 (30)
Previous : As on 15th April, 2022 (20)
Year Ago : As on 11th June, 2021 (15)

Mumbai 28 20

(In Kg.)

Current :As on 13th May, 2022 (28)
Previous : As on 15th April, 2022 (26)
Year Ago : As on 14th May, 2021 (20)

Kolkata 30 16

(In Kg.)

Current :As on 13th May, 2022 (30)
Previous : As on 15th April, 2022 (22)
Year Ago : As on 14th May, 2021 (16)

Chennai 35 30

(In Kg.)

Current :As on 13th April, 2022 (35)
Previous : As on 15th March, 2022 (25)
Year Ago : As on 14th April, 2021 (30)

Rice (Common/Coarse)
Delhi 40 45

(In Kg.)

Current :As on 13th May, 2022 (40)
Previous : As on 15th April, 2022 (40)
Year Ago : As on 11th June 2021 (45)

Mumbai 34 31

(In Kg.)

Current :As on 13th May, 2022 (34)
Previous : As on 15th April, 2022 (35)
Year Ago : As on 14th May, 2021 (31)

Kolkata 33 30

(In Kg.)

Current :As on 13th May, 2022 (33)
Previous : As on 15th April, 2022 (32)
Year Ago : As on 14th May, 2021 (30)

Chennai 48 46

(In Kg.)

Current :As on 13th May, 2022 (48)
Previous : As on 15th April, 2022 (48)
Year Ago : As on 14th May, 2021 (46)

Sugar
Delhi 40 38

(In Kg.)

Current :As on 18th May, 2022 (40)
Previous : As on 18th April, 2022 (41)
Year Ago : As on 18th May, 2021 (38)

Mumbai 42 39

(In Kg.)

Current :As on 18th May, 2022 (42)
Previous : As on 18th April, 2022 (42)
Year Ago : As on 18th May, 2021 (39)

Kolkata 43 41

(In Kg.)

Current :As on 18th May, 2022 (43)
Previous : As on 18th April, 2022 (43)
Year Ago : As on 18th May, 2021 (41)

Chennai 42 41

(In Kg.)

Current :As on 18th May, 2022 (42)
Previous : As on 18th April, 2022 (39)
Year Ago : As on 18th May, 2021 (41)

Tomato
Delhi 25 10

(In Kg.)

Current :As on 13th May, 2022 (25)
Previous : As on 15th April, 2022 (30)
Year Ago : As on 11th June, 2021 (10)

Mumbai 60 22

(In Kg.)

Current :As on 13th May, 2022 (60)
Previous : As on 15th April, 2022 (30)
Year Ago : As on 14th May, 2021 (22)

Kolkata 70 40

(In Kg)

Current :As on 13th May, 2022 (70)
Previous : As on 15th April, 2022 (25)
Year Ago : As on 14th May, 2021 (40)

Chennai 60 10

(In Kg.)

Current :As on 13th May, 2022 (60)
Previous : As on 15th April, 2022 (20)
Year Ago : As on 14th May, 2021 (10)

Wheat (Kalyan HYV)
Delhi 25 26

(In Kg.)

Current :As on 13th May, 2022 (25)
Previous : As on 15th April, 2022 (25)
Year Ago : As on 11th June, 2021 (26)

Mumbai 32 28

(In Kg.)

Current :As on 13th May, 2022 (32)
Previous : As on 15th April, 2022 (32)
Year Ago : As on 14th May, 2021 (28)

Kolkata 27 27

(In Kg.)

Current :As on 13th August, 2021 (27)
Previous : As on 16th July, 2021 (27)
Year Ago : As on 10th July, 2020 (27)

Chennai 42 44

(In Kg.)

Current :As on 13th May, 2022 (42)
Previous : As on 15th April, 2022 (38)
Year Ago : As on 14th May, 2021 (44)

WAGE RATES
Average Daily Wage Rates For General Agricultural Labourers
Men 331.66 312.91

(In Rs.)

Current :For the month of February, 2022 (331.66)
Previous : For the month of January, 2022 (327.84)
Year Ago : For the month of February, 2021 (312.91)

Women 259.86 245.49

(In Rs.)

Current :For the month of February, 2022 (259.86)
Previous : For the month of January, 2022 (256.29)
Year Ago : For the month of February, 2021 (245.49)

Average Daily Wage Rates For General Non-Agricultural Labourers
Men 335.34 316

(In Rs.)

Current :For the month of February, 2022 (335.34)
Previous : For the month of January, 2022 (331.54)
Year Ago : For the month of February, 2021 (316.00)

Women 240.78 231.86

(In Rs.)

Current :For the month of February, 2022 (240.78)
Previous : For the month of January, 2022 (241.59)
Year Ago : For the month of February, 2021 (231.86)

BANKING & FINANCE
Banking Performance
Reporting Offices 1.51 1.5

(In Lakh Nos.)

Current :For the month of December, 2021 (1.51)
Previous : For the month of September, 2021 (1.51)
Year Ago : For the month of December, 2020 (1.50)

Deposit 161865.88 147630.19

(Rs. in Billion)

Current :For the month of December, 2021 (161865.88)
Previous : For the month of September, 2021 (159404.46)
Year Ago : For the month of December, 2020 (147630.19)

CD Ratio 71.64 72.46

(In %age)

Current :For the month of December, 2021 (71.64)
Previous : For the month of September, 2021 (70.01)
Year Ago : For the month of December, 2020 (72.46)

Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) 2.54 2.35

(Nos. in Lakh)

Current :For the month of February, 2022 (2.54)
Previous : For the month of January, 2022 (2.51)
Year Ago : For the month of February, 2021 (2.35)

Points of Sale (PoS) 58.34 47.15

(Nos. in Lakh)

Current :For the month of February, 2022 (58.34)
Previous : For the month of January, 2022 (56.20)
Year Ago : For the month of February, 2021 (47.15)

Digital Transaction
Mobile Banking Transactions 13950.93 9315.29

Amount Transaction (Rs. in Billion)

Current :For the month of February, 2022 (13950.93)
Previous : For the month of January, 2022 (14228.72)
Year Ago : For the month of February, 2021 (9315.29)

National Electronic Fund Transfer (NEFT) 24985.87 20462.35

Amount Transaction (Rs. in Billion)

Current :For the month of April, 2022 (24985.87)
Previous : For the month of March, 2022 (34925.78)
Year Ago : For the month of April, 2021 (20462.35)

Banking Performance
Credit 115957.63 106969.52

(Rs. in Billion)

Current :For the month of December, 2021 (115957.63)
Previous : For the month of September, 2021 (111597.92)
Year Ago : For the month of December, 2020 (106969.52)

Digital Transaction
Real-Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) 144589.55 129822.15

Amount Transaction (Rs. in Billion)

Current :For the month of March, 2022 (144589.55)
Previous : For the month of February, 2022 (103246.18)
Year Ago : For the month of March, 2021 (129822.15)

Credit Cards Usage at ATMs/PoS 863.05 603.58

Amount Transaction (Rs. in Billion)

Current :For the month of February, 2022 (863.05)
Previous : For the month of January, 2022 (880.38)
Year Ago : For the month of February, 2021 (603.58)

Debit Cards Usage at ATMs/PoS 3123.03 3174.41

Amount Transaction (Rs. in Billion)

Current :For the month of February, 2022 (3123.03)
Previous : For the month of January, 2022 (3211.69)
Year Ago : For the month of February, 2021 (3174.41)

Gross Bank Credit by Major Sectors
Total Gross Bank Credit 116270.08 107747.42

(Rs. in Billion)

Current :As on 25th February, 2022 (116270.08)
Previous : As on 28th January, 2022 (115824.42)
Year Ago : As on 26th February, 2021 (107747.42)

Food Credit 682.24 752.06

(Rs. in Billion)

Current :As on 25th February, 2022 (682.24)
Previous : As on 28th January, 2022 (823.90)
Year Ago : As on 26th February, 2021 (752.06)

Non-food Credit 108020.9 102207.72

(Rs. in Billion)

Current :As on 23rd April, 2021 (108020.90)
Previous : As on 26th March, 2021 (108903.07)
Year Ago : As on 24th April, 2020 (102207.72)

Agriculture & Allied Activities (Non-food Credit) 14489.28 13122.85

(Rs. in Billion)

Current :As on 25th February, 2022 (14489.28)
Previous : As on 28th January, 2022 (14327.43)
Year Ago : As on 26th February, 2021 (13122.85)

Micro & Small Medium and Large Industry (Non-food Credit) 31352.71 29451.52

(Rs. in Billion)

Current :As on 25th February, 2022 (31352.71)
Previous : As on 28th January, 2022 (30468.33)
Year Ago : As on 26th February, 2021 (29451.52)

Services (Non-food Credit) 25923.46 25604.89

(Rs. in Billion)

Current :As on 23rd April, 2021 (25923.46)
Previous : As on 26th March, 2021 (26305.66)
Year Ago : As on 24th April, 2020 (25604.89)

Personal Loans (Non-food Credit) 28104.19 24957.88

(Rs. in Billion)

Current :As on 23rd April, 2021 (28104.19)
Previous : As on 26th March, 2021 (28137.13)
Year Ago : As on 24th April, 2020 (24957.88)

Money Stock Measures
Currency in Circulation 30805.02 28366.77

(Rs. in Billion)

Current :As on 25th February, 2022 (30805.02)
Previous : As on 28th January, 2022 (30323.68)
Year Ago : As on 26th February, 2021 (28366.77)

Cash on Hand with Banks 999.37 1015.92

(Rs. in Billion)

Current :As on 25th February, 2022 (999.37)
Previous : As on 28th January, 2022 (1014.03)
Year Ago : As on 26th February, 2021 (1015.92)

Currency with the Public 29805.65 27350.85

(Rs. in Billion)

Current :As on 25th February, 2022 (29805.65)
Previous : As on 28th January, 2022 (29309.65)
Year Ago : As on 26th February, 2021 (27350.85)

Prepaid Payment Instruments (PPIs)
m-Wallet 172.59 127.42

Amount Transaction (Rs. in Billion)

Current :For the month of February, 2022 (172.59)
Previous : For the month of January, 2022 (197.89)
Year Ago : For the month of February, 2021 (127.42)

PPI Cards 73.9 55.32

Amount Transaction (Rs. in Billion)

Current :For the month of February, 2022 (73.90)
Previous : For the month of January, 2022 (63.16)
Year Ago : For the month of February, 2021 (55.32)

Retail Payments on NPCI 25194.27 16931.03

Amount Transaction (Rs. in Billion)

Current :For the month of April, 2022 (25194.27)
Previous : For the month of March, 2022 (25389.16)
Year Ago : For the month of April, 2021 (16931.03)

Immediate Payment Service (IMPS) 4446.7 2995.27

Amount Transaction (Rs. in Billion)

Current :For the month of April, 2022 (4446.70)
Previous : For the month of March, 2022 (4622.79)
Year Ago : For the month of April, 2021 (2995.27)

Unified Payments Interface (UPI)
UPI 9833.04 5048.86

Amount Transaction (Rs. in Billion)

Current :For the month of April, 2022 (9833.04)
Previous : For the month of March, 2022 (9605.82)
Year Ago : For the month of April, 2021 (5048.86)

BHIM 83.42 68.72

Amount Transaction (Rs. in Billion)

Current :For the month of April, 2022 (83.42)
Previous : For the month of March, 2022 (80.38)
Year Ago : For the month of April, 2021 (68.72)

USSD 2.0 0.12 0.15

Amount Transaction (Rs. in Billion)

Current :For the month of April, 2022 (0.12)
Previous : For the month of March, 2022 (0.12)
Year Ago : For the month of April, 2021 (0.15)

UPI excl. BHIM & USSD 9749.5 4867.77

Amount Transaction (Rs. in Billion)

Current :For the month of April, 2022 (9749.50)
Previous : For the month of March, 2022 (9525.31)
Year Ago : For the month of April, 2021 (4867.77)

TOURISM
Tourism Receipts 0.79 2.33

Foreign Exchange Earnings from Tourism (In US $ Billion)

Current :For the month of March, 2020 (0.79)
Previous : For the month of February, 2020 (2.56)
Year Ago : For the month of March, 2019 (2.33)

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) 2.02 0.84

(In Lakh Nos.)

Current :For the month of January, 2022 (2.02)
Previous : For the month of December, 2021 (3.04)
Year Ago : For the month of January, 2021 (0.84)

e-Tourist Visa 0.99 3.58

(In Lakh Nos.)

Current :For the month of March, 2021 (0.99)
Previous : For the month of February, 2021 (3.58)
Year Ago : For the month of March, 2020 (2.82)

TRANSPORT
Railways
Total Traffic Receipts 16835.81 14614.28

(Rs. in Crore)

Current :For the month of February, 2022 (16835.81)
Previous : For the month of January, 2022 (16769.17)
Year Ago : For the month of February, 2021 (14614.28)

Ports
Traffic Handled At Major Sea Ports 64960 61583

(In ^000 Tonnes)

Current :For the month of April, 2022 (64960)
Previous : For the month of March, 2022 (69825)
Year Ago : For the month of April, 2021 (61583)

Air Traffic
Aircraft Movement 1.93 1.68

(Total International + Domestic Aircraft Movement at Indian Airports In Lakh)

Current :For the month of March, 2022 (1.93)
Previous : For the month of February, 2022 (1.41)
Year Ago : For the month of March, 2021 (1.68)

Passenger Movements 244.35 169.48

(Total International + Domestic Passengers Traffic at Indian Airports In Lakh)

Current :For the month of March, 2022 (244.35)
Previous : For the month of February, 2022 (176.58)
Year Ago : For the month of March, 2021 (169.48)

Freight Movements 283277 282407

(Total International + Domestic Passengers Traffic at Indian Airports In MT)

Current :For the month of March, 2022 (283277)
Previous : For the month of February, 2022 (238110)
Year Ago : For the month of March, 2021 (282407)

Railways
Passengers Booked 484.1 316.43

No. in Millions

Current :For the month of March, 2022 (484.10)
Previous : For the month of February, 2022 (413.75)
Year Ago : For the month of March, 2021 (316.43)

Originating Revenue Loading 139.06 130.27

In Million Tonnes

Current :For the month of March, 2022 (139.06)
Previous : For the month of February, 2022 (119.54)
Year Ago : For the month of March, 2021 (130.27)

SOCIAL SECURITY
NPS Subscribers
New Subscribers 0.65 0.58

(In Lakh Nos.)

Current :For the month of February, 2022 (0.65)
Previous : For the month of January, 2022 (0.65)
Year Ago : For the month of February, 2021 (0.58)

Existing Subscribers 6830 6440.63

In Thousand Nos.

Current :For the month of February, 2022 (6830.00)
Previous : For the month of January, 2022 (6601.28)
Year Ago : For the month of February, 2021 (6440.63)

EPF Members
New EPF Subscribers 8.41 8.07

(In Lakh Nos.)

Current :For the month of February, 2022 (8.41)
Previous : For the month of January, 2022 (9.25)
Year Ago : For the month of February, 2021 (8.07)

Number of Members Exited 3.64 5.15

(In Lakh Nos.)

Current :For the month of February, 2022 (3.64)
Previous : For the month of January, 2022 (6.65)
Year Ago : For the month of February, 2021 (5.15)

Number of Exited Members who Rejoined and Resubscribed 9.35 8.36

(In Lakh Nos.)

Current :For the month of February, 2022 (9.35)
Previous : For the month of January, 2022 (11.20)
Year Ago : For the month of February, 2021 (8.36)

Net Payroll 14.12 11.29

(In Lakh Nos.)

Current :For the month of February, 2022 (14.12)
Previous : For the month of January, 2022 (13.80)
Year Ago : For the month of February, 2021 (11.29)

ESI Members
Newly Registered Employees 12.56 11.77

(In Lakh Nos.)

Current :For the month of February, 2022 (12.56)
Previous : For the month of January, 2022 (13.00)
Year Ago : For the month of February, 2021 (11.77)

Existing Employees 2.65 2.48

(In Crore Nos.)

Current :For the month of February, 2022 (2.65)
Previous : For the month of January, 2022 (2.65)
Year Ago : For the month of February, 2021 (2.48)

KEY SOCIAL SCHEMES
Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY)
Total Enrollments 23.26 0

(In Crore Nos.)

Current :As on 31.03.2021 (23.26)
Previous :
Year Ago :

Claims Disbursed 45.47 0

(In '000 Nos.)

Current :As on 31.03.2021 (45.47)
Previous :
Year Ago :

Pradhan Mantri Jan - Dhan Yojana (PMJDY)
No of Beneficiaries 45.33 42.37

(In Crore Nos.)

Current :As on 04th May, 2022 (45.33)
Previous : As on 06th April, 2022 (45.11)
Year Ago : As on 05th May, 2022 (42.37)

Deposits in Accounts 166803.08 143814.6

(Rs. in Crore)

Current :As on 04th May, 2022 (166803.08)
Previous : As on 06th April, 2022 (167812.71)
Year Ago : As on 05th May, 2022 (143814.60)

Rupay Debit Card Issued 31.77 30.98

(In Crore Nos.)

Current :As on 04th May, 2022 (31.77)
Previous : As on 06th April, 2022 (31.64)
Year Ago : As on 05th May, 2022 (30.98)

COMPANIES
Registered Companies 23.03 21.34

(In Lakh Nos.)

Current :As on 28th February, 2022 (23.03)
Previous : As on 31st January, 2022 (22.89)
Year Ago : As on 28th February, 2021 (21.34)

Closed Companies 8.09 7.56

(In Lakh Nos.)

Current :As on 28th February, 2022 (8.09)
Previous : As on 31st January, 2022 (7.92)
Year Ago : As on 28th February, 2021 (7.56)

COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19 Cases
Confirmed Cases 43.13 25.5

(In Million)

Current :As on 19th May, 2022 (43.13)
Previous : As on 19th April, 2022 (43.05)
Year Ago : As on 19th May, 2021 (25.50)

Active Cases 0.02 3.23

(In Million)

Current :As on 19th May, 2022 (0.02)
Previous : As on 19th April, 2022 (0.01)
Year Ago : As on 19th May, 2021 (3.23)

Recovered 42.59 21.99

(In Million)

Current :As on 19th May, 2022 (42.59)
Previous : As on 19th April, 2022 (42.51)
Year Ago : As on 19th May, 2021 (21.99)

Recovery Rate 98.75 86.23

(In %age)

Current :As on 19th May, 2022 (98.75)
Previous : As on 19th April, 2022 (98.76)
Year Ago : As on 19th May, 2021 (86.23)

Deaths 0.52 0.28

(In Million)

Current :As on 19th May, 2022 (0.52)
Previous : As on 19th April, 2022 (0.52)
Year Ago : As on 19th May, 2021 (0.28)

Fatality Rates 1.22 1.11

(In %age)

Current :As on 19th May, 2022 (1.22)
Previous : As on 19th April, 2022 (1.21)
Year Ago : As on 19th May, 2021 (1.11)

Vaccination by Age Groups
18-44 Years (1st Dose) 556.72 7.01

(In Million)

Current :As on 19th May, 2022 (556.72)
Previous : As on 19th April, 2022 (555.34)
Year Ago : As on 19th May, 2021 (7.01)

Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas 69.07 80.76

Inflation YoY (In %) Based on WPI (2011-12=100)

Current :For the month of April, 2022 (69.07)
Previous : For the month of March, 2022 (69.20)
Year Ago : For the month of April, 2021 (80.76)

Vaccination
Age Group 18-44 Years (2nd Dose) 485.13 0

(In Million)

Current :As on 17th May, 2022 (485.13)
Previous : As on 17th April, 2022 (472.69)
Year Ago : -

Vaccination by Age Groups
45-60 Years (1st Dose) 203.17 58.34

(In Million)

Current :As on 19th May, 2022 (203.17)
Previous : As on 19th April, 2022 (202.86)
Year Ago : As on 19th May, 2021 (58.34)

45-60 Years (2nd Dose) 189.91 9.43

(In Million)

Current :As on 19th May, 2022 (189.91)
Previous : As on 19th April, 2022 (186.99)
Year Ago : As on 19th May, 2021 (9.43)

Over 60 Years (1st Dose) 127.03 54.93

(In Million)

Current :As on 19th May, 2022 (127.03)
Previous : As on 19th April, 2022 (126.82)
Year Ago : As on 19th May, 2021 (54.93)

Over 60 Years (2nd Dose) 118.39 18.03

(In Million)

Current :As on 19th May, 2022 (118.39)
Previous : As on 19th April, 2022 (116.48)
Year Ago : As on 19th May, 2021 (18.03)

Age not Classified (1st Dose) 28.82 24.32

(In Million)

Current :As on 19th May, 2022 (28.82)
Previous : As on 19th April, 2022 (28.82)
Year Ago : As on 19th May, 2021 (24.32)

Age not Classified (2nd Dose) 27.6 14.92

(In Million)

Current :As on 19th May, 2022 (27.60)
Previous : As on 19th April, 2022 (27.54)
Year Ago : As on 19th May, 2021 (14.92)

Total Vaccinated (1st Dose) 1007.08 144.61

(In Million)

Current :As on 19th May, 2022 (1007.08)
Previous : As on 19th April, 2022 (996.86)
Year Ago : As on 19th May, 2021 (144.61)

Total Vaccinated (2nd Dose) 879.24 42.38

(In Million)

Current :As on 19th May, 2022 (879.24)
Previous : As on 19th April, 2022 (846.26)
Year Ago : As on 19th May, 2021 (42.38)

Total Vaccinated 1918 186.99

(In Million)

Current :As on 19th May, 2022 (1918.00)
Previous : As on 19th April, 2022 (1868.89)
Year Ago : As on 19th May, 2021 (186.99)

Vaccinated Ratio 139.86 13.64

(Per hundred Population)

Current :As on 19th May, 2022 (139.86)
Previous : As on 19th April, 2022 (136.28)
Year Ago : As on 19th May, 2021 (13.64)

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