Year-on-year, petrol prices fell 17.70 percent, following a 21.35 percent drop in the previous month and cost of diesel decreased by 12.11 percent, following a 16.62 percent fall in February.
Food prices rose 6.31 percent, slowing from a 7.74 percent increase in February. Among food prices, onion recorded the highest increase (36.49 percent), followed by pulses (+13.22 percent), fruits (12.60 percent), vegetables (+9.68 percent), milk (+7.48 percent) and food articles (+6.31 percent). In contrast, prices fell for potato (-20.66 percent), fibres (-19.29 percent), non-food articles (-7.12 percent) and oil seeds (-1.35 percent).
In March, cost of manufactured products declined by 0.19 percent from a 0.33 percent increase in the previous month.