While manufacturing output fell 0.2 per cent, electricity was up 6.3 per cent and mining 5.2 per cent in December.
Modi says the fight against corruption and black money is not political.
The repo rate remains unchanged at 6.25 per cent, reverse repo at 5.75 per cent and the marginal standing facility (MSF) rate and the Bank Rate at 6.75 per cent.
Modi says let us understand and appreciate the inherent strength of our people and take India to newer heights.
FM plans to move the bills pertaining to the new tax regime in the second half of the Budget session.
Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha debated the motion of thanks to the President Pranab Mukherjee's speech on January 31.
FM cuts corp and income tax rates, hikes capital expenditure by 25.4% in FY18, to push economic growth.
The Budget math could change if the government switches to a fiscal deficit range instead of a fixed target during FY18.
Jaitley should cash in on Prabhu's rail capex plan to stimulate demand and spur growth
The rise of protectionism after Donald Trump became the US president may weigh on FY18 growth prospects.