The Govt. admitted today that the manufacturing sector is seeing a slowdown in growth as compared to the last 2 fiscals. In a reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu said so. According to data of Central Statistics Office the manufacturing sector upto now has grown at a rate of 2.1 in 2017-18 as compared to 4.4 in 2016-17 and 2.8 in 2015-16. However, these statistics are for the full fiscal year.