India's retail inflation for the April month came in at 5.84% versus the previous month's levels of 5.91%. Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation released the CPI data today.
Food inflation which reflects changes in kitchen budget remained steady at 8.76% during the review period.
"In the month of April, 2020, price data was largely collected by telephonic enquiry from the designated outlets. This was supplemented by information collected during the personal purchase of field staff for the items being transacted from neighbourhood outlets keeping in view the travel advisories," it said.
Thereby as asserted by the ministry general CPI has not been released for April month amid the lockdown due to insufficient collection of data.