India economy 'to overtake China', but many still in poverty
27 February 2015 Last updated at 23:36 GMT
India is forecast to overtake China to become the world's fastest-growing large economy next year.
But Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces serious challenges as he prepares to deliver his first budget this weekend.
GDP is expected to grow by more than 8% in the coming year, a figure European economies can only dream of.
Justin Rowlatt reports from Delhi.