The Index of Industrial Production (IIP), which measures industrial activity, rose 16.8 per cent in December 2009 over the corresponding month a year ago, according to an official data released here today.

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The high industrial output figures show robust economic growth. The economy is likely to do well in the quarter. Manufacturing sector grew 18.5 per cent in December from a decline of 0.6 per cent a year earlier. Mining and electricity sectors rose 9.5 per cent and 5.4 percent respectively in December 2009 over the corresponding month previous year, the data showed.

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