The infrastructure growth for November rose to a five-month high of 6.7% led by better output in eight core industries.

Crude oil, fertilizer, natural gas, refinery products, steel, cement, electricity and coal make up the eight core sector industries.

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For the same month, a year before, the sector recorded 3.2% growth.

The core sector makes for 38% of India's total industrial production, ranking senior in the Reserve Bank of India's monetary policy parameters.

Electricity, refinery products, coal and cement production rose by 10.2%, 8.1%, 14.5% and 11.3% respectively in November, according Commerce and Industry Ministry data.

Steel posted a modest growth of 1.3% against the 10.1% it registered the year before, for the same month.

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However, crude oil, fertilizer and natural gas posted negative growth.

The April to November 2014 period saw the core sectors post 4.6% growth against the 4.1% registered for the same period the year before.