The best monsoon rains in a decade have helped India enjoy double digit economic growth.
Agriculture employs 600 million Indians
The country's economy grew by 10.4% between October and December 2003, aided by a 16.9% rise in agricultural output, thanks to the monsoons.
India, Asia's third largest economy, saw manufacturing increase by 7.4% during the same third quarter period.
India's economy has grown steadily over the past year, a boost to the government in the election next month.
The Central Statistical Organisation's 10.4% Indian growth figure for October to December - compared to the same quarter in 2002 - is higher than China's 9.9%.
Agriculture accounts for almost a quarter of India's economy and employs more than 600 million people.
The country has also benefited from a growing trend of companies in Europe and the US to outsource production, or facilities such as call centres, to India.
In previous quarter, the overall Indian economy grew by 8.4% in July to September, and 5.7% in April to June, again both when compared to the same quarters in 2002.
The monsoons follow after a number of droughts that limited Indian agricultural production.