The country's infrastructure sectors jumped to a four-year high of 8.5% in April. Reaching a five-year maximum, India's real GDP index, supported by low commodity and oil prices, increased at 7.6% in the full 2015-16 fiscal year that ended March 31.
Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das said that the Indian economy has met the government's expectations. "The various measures the government has been taking in the last couple of years are beginning to show results. This year, hopefully with a good monsoon, we should look at growth closer to 8%," Das said.