Some states feel the pinch of inflation more


At least four states recorded 9% inflation in April with West Bengal and MP topping the charts as price pressures scorched household budgets across the country. Govt data showed inflation, as measured by the consumer price index, soared to a near 8-year high of 7.8% on the back of surging food and fuel prices. Some states are witnessing heightened price pressures as supplies get disrupted due to the war in Ukraine.