India registers 6.1 percent growth April-June

New Delhi, Aug 31 ( India registered a 6.1 percent economic growth during the first quarter of this fiscal (April-June), even as the manufacturing sector’s output expanded by a relatively lower rate of 3.4 percent, official statistics said Monday.

The farm sector registered a 2.4 percent growth during the period under review, while services industries logged the maximum expansion of over 8 percent, showed the data on national income released by the Central Statistical Organisation (CSO).

The country’s overall gross domestic product (GDP) had logged 7.8 percent growth in the like quarter of the previous fiscal, while it expanded at a lower level of 5.8 percent in the quarter ended March 31. In 2008-09 as a whole, the GDP growth was 6 percent.