India logs 7.9 percent growth in second quarter

New Delhi, Nov 30 (Inditop.com) Signs of an upturn in the Indian economy were reinforced Monday with the official data on the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) suggesting a 7.9 percent growth in the second quarter of this fiscal.

The economy had registered a 6.1 percent growth in the first quarter, taking the cumulative expansion for the first half of the current fiscal to an impressive 7 percent, as per data released by the Central Statistical Organisation (CSO) here.

The bulk of the recovery was led by a 9.2 percent growth in manufacturing, while mining and construction activities also expanded by 9.5 percent 6.5 percent, respectively. But agriculture continued to me a major drag with a mere 0.9 percent growth.