NEW DELHI, Feb 28 (Reuters) - India's economy grew at a
worse-than-expected 4.5 percent in the quarter ending Dec. 31,
hurt by a slowdown in agriculture, mining and manufacturing,
government data showed on Thursday.
Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast growth of 5 percent.
The country's economy grew at a lower-than-expected 5.3 percent
in the quarter ending in September.
The Indian economy has lost momentum in recent years.
Preliminary estimates earlier this month showed the economy is
on track to grow just 5 percent in the current fiscal year to
The manufacturing sector grew an annual 2.5 percent during
the quarter while farm output rose just 1.1 percent, the data
showed. Mining fell by 1.4 percent.
(Reporting by Arup Roychoudhury; Editing by Tony Munroe)