TABLE 9.1
         Trends in the Performance of Infrastructure Sectors
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		                                       April-November*		   Change over previous year
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		                  Unit	 1994-	1995-	1995    1996   1985-   1990-   1991-   1992-   1993-  1994-   1995-   1996-
			                   95	  96*			 90      91	 92	 93	 94	95	96	97@
							               Average
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											            (per cent)
Energy 
                                                                              
1 Coal Production	      Mn.tonnes	 253.8	 270.1	155.1	169.6	 6.4	5.4	8.3	3.9	3.3	3.2	6.4	9.4
2 Electricity generated                                                                                        
  (Utilities only)	        Bn. kwh	 351.0	 380.1	248.7	257.2	 9.4	7.8	8.5	5.0	7.4	8.5	8.3	3.4
  (a) Hydro	                    ,,	  82.5	 72.5	 53.0	 48.9	 3.5   15.2	1.4    -4.0	0.8    17.2   -12.1    -7.7
  (b) Thermal (incl.nuclear)	    ,,	 268.5	 307.6	195.7	208.3   12.3	5.1    11.1	8.1	9.5	6.1    14.6	6.4
3 Petroleum                                                                                                   
  (a) Crude oil                                                                                                    
      production	      Mn.tonnes	  32.2	 35.2	 23.4	 21.0	 3.3   -3.1    -8.1   -11.2	0.3    19.3	9.0   -10.0
  (b) Refinery                                                                          
      throughput	            ,,	  56.5	 58.6	 39.0	 41.4	 8.0   -0.3    -0.7	4.0	1.5	3.8	3.6	6.3

Transport and                                                                                                    
communications 
                                                                                                   
1 Railway revenue-                                                                                           
  earning goods traffic	            ,,	 365.0	 390.7	245.3	260.7	 5.6	2.7	6.2	3.6	2.5	1.7	7.0	6.3
2 Cargo handled                                                                                            
  at major ports	            ,,	 197.3	 215.3	137.3	143.8	 6.9	3.0	3.3	5.7	7.6    10.0	9.1	4.7
3 Telecommunications-                                                                             
  new telephone                                                                                       
  connections                                                                                     
  provided (DELs)      	       '000Nos.	1770.0	2183.0	805.3	872.5	16.6   14.7    51.5    34.2    24.5    44.0    23.3	8.3
  Cement	             Mn.tonnes	  62.4	  69.3	 43.8	 48.8	 8.7	6.6	5.9	5.0	6.8	7.6    11.2    11.4
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  * Provisional.  @ April-November.
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