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India faces economic challenges

30 November 2012 Last updated at 01:11 GMT

The most closely watched snapshot of India's economic performance will be released later on Friday.

India has been seeing a slowdown over the past year and headline numbers like the gross domestic product, or GDP, will signal how the economy is doing.

But how does that translate on the ground?

Yogita Limaye's been on the road to find out what the economic challenges really mean, for businesses and ordinary people.