Modi govt continues to be in denial towards retail food inflation: Congress

Retail inflation cut short its three-month declining trend and inched up to 7 per cent in August mainly due to higher food prices, according to official data released on Monday

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh (IANS/File photo)
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh (IANS/File photo)
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The Congress on Tuesday attacked the Modi government over retail food inflation being 7.62 per cent in August, saying how long will it continue to be in denial of this "huge problem" affecting every family.

Retail inflation cut short its three-month declining trend and inched up to 7 per cent in August mainly due to higher food prices, according to official data released on Monday.

According to the data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO), inflation in food basket was 7.62 per cent in August, up from 6.69 per cent in July and 3.11 per cent in August 2021.

"Govt data released today shows retail inflation in food basket at 7.62 per cent in Aug 22 -- over double the rate in Aug '21. How long will the Modi Sarkar continue to be in denial of this huge problem affecting every family?" Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said in a tweet.

"More diversions no doubt in the pipeline!" he added.

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