There was an increase in searches for pest control, housekeeping services, and modular kitchens. Car rentals became the fastest-growing category with 100% growth, primarily attributed to the festive rush.
The BCI was the highest for consumer non-durables at 123.9 and the lowest for capital goods at 111.4. Services, battered by Covid-induced lockdowns for most of the first quarter, showed the BCI at 115.4.
Sitharaman says the social protection and economic stimulus packages brought out by the government along with timely structural reforms in various sectors have been pivotal in India's economic recovery process.