A labourer works at the construction site of a residential complex in Kolkata August 29, 2014. Photo: Reuters
India's economy grew by 5.7 percent in the three months to June, its fastest pace in two-and-a-half years, according to an official estimate.
The economy was helped by strong growth in electricity, gas and water supply, and financial services, the Ministry of Statistics said.
The growth figure was higher than analysts had been expecting.
India's new government has launched policies designed to encourage business investment, including changes to tax.