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India Government Struggles to Move Economy Forward

A debate is under way in India about the country's economic future, one hampered by persistent widespread poverty. Before it was elected to office, the Congress Party had a grand plan for helping the poor; but the plan has begun to unravel.

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Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.